The Island Roots Market Co-op is Nanaimo’s only year round market, operating Wednesdays at Beban Park from May to October at 4:00pm to 6:30pm, and at Pleasant Valley Hall from October to May from 3:00 to 6:00pm. Island Roots is a food-centric market that also welcomes local artisans and not-for-profit organizations. The summer market is alive with local music, community, sharing, eating, and shopping. Friends and families gather under the tree and around tables to visit and listen to music.
This market participates in the BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program.