Welcome to the Duncan Farmers Market, in the heart of the

Cowichan Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada

As we continue to implement measures to keep everyone safe, we ask that you review our list of best practices for shopping at the Market during COVID-19: 

What We Are Doing for Your Safety

Maintaining the safety of our shoppers, vendors, and staff is our utmost priority and as such, the following safety measures are in place at the markets until further notice:

  • Social distancing – 6ft. (2 m) of space is to be maintained between market attendees at all times.

  • Stall spaces are reconfigured to ensure shoppers have plenty of space to select and purchase products. 

  • Shoppers waiting in line at market entrance points or at vendor stalls are asked to stand at 6ft. intervals. 

  • Staff will be in place to direct shoppers to entrance and exit points.

  • No Market Bucks (gift certificate) transactions for making purchases – cash, debit/credit cards only.

  • A hand washing/sanitizing station will be in place at the Market.  Please wash or sanitize your hands at entry.

Do Your Part to Keep Farmers Markets Safe and Open

We also encourage you to protect yourselves, your fellow shoppers, and DFM staff and vendors by observing the following Island Health recommendations:

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick.

  • Observe social distancing – maintain 6ft. (2 m) of space from others at all times.

  • Limit market attendance to one person per household in order to reduce wait times for all shoppers.

  • Shop, don’t stop. Come prepared with a list of the items you need and limit your time in the market to essential shopping only.

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. 

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the crease of your elbow.

  • Avoid handling produce and food items you do not intend to buy. Wash your produce thoroughly.

  • Regularly wash your reusable produce and tote bags.


With over 150 vendors, we are one of the largest markets in British Columbia. All our products are locally grown and produced. We offer plenty of fresh foods and artisan wares, including:

Duncan Farmers' market offers:  

  • organic fruits and vegetables

  • local honeycheese, and eggs

  • sustainably harvested seafood

  • meat from grass-fed and ethically-raised animals

  • homemade jams, jellies, chutneys, and sauces

  • artisan breads, pies, pastries, and cookies

  • locally grown and produced wines and spirits 

  • gourmet treats for pets

  • beeswax candles, and soaps

  • jewelry

  • handcrafted clothing

  • furniture

  • art and textiles

  • and more!

Live entertainment Entertainment has been postponed due to COVID-19 Restrictions. 

  • hours of operation

  • location and parking

  • find a vendor

  • vendor and entertainer info

  • insurance information
  • regulatory requirements

  • announcements

  • ​special events

  • schedule updates

  • market news