Bringing the goodness of local farm fresh food to your table.

Featuring a wide variety of farm grown, fresh baked, and hand made products.  

Island Roots Has Two Markets

Limited Physical Outdoor Market

This Market is separate and apart from the online market.


When: Every Wednesday from 2 pm until 6 pm Beginning May 13


Where: Beban Park - on the grass next to the Cliff McNab Arena, the Centennial Building and Beban House


What: Vendors will set up tents and tables with their products as in past years but this is not our typical farmers market. There will be fewer than normal vendors. They will have essential items only and will be well spaced to ensure no human to human contact. There will be no music, no onsite coffee or kids play area and no samples will be offered. 


How: Entry will be limited to ensure physical distancing. You are asked to make your purchases without touching the products or vendors’ tables, and to leave promptly once you have made your purchase, to make room for other shoppers. No hanging around to chat. :(


Online Farmers and Artisans Market

This Market is separate and apart from the Limited Outdoor Market. 


Ordering - Place and pay for your order online, from your home, between 6 pm Wednesday and Midnight Saturday. On Sundays lists of products that have been ordered are compiled and sent to the vendors who supply those items. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings vendors produce, or harvest, and package items with your name on them.  On Wednesday mornings they deliver them to the Centennial Building for assembly. Our staff assemble the items you ordered into your personal order. It is fine to place more than one order. If the name is the same they will be combined for pick up.


Pickup  Drive to the Arena Parking Lot at Beban Park between 2 pm until 5 pm (see the Online Farmers Market website for your specific time), open the trunk of your car and follow the signs down Pickup Lane. Stop at the designated spot and display a sign with Your Name (as on the order) on it. Our staff will place your order into your vehicle and close your trunk. You then proceed out the other end of the lane and are on your way home to enjoy the great local food and other products you have purchased.

Beban Park Year Round Market Location

2300 Bowen Road 

Nanaimo, BC

Visible as you drive by Beban Park on Bowen Rd 


Easy access from Nanaimo Parkway (Hwy 19) by taking Northfield exit and turning left onto Bowen Road.


Easy access from the Island Highway (19 A) by turning South onto Bowen Road.

Our Mailing Address: 

Island Roots Market Co-operative

c/o 5234 Sherbourne Drive

Nanaimo, BC    V9T 2J8




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