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New Year, New Market Season

Posted: January 2nd, 2021

Happy New Year Market-Lovers!

Thank you all for your overwhelming support, encouragement, patronage and show of friendly faces during this strange and challenging year. Because of you our 2020 Season was small, but mighty. We are especially grateful for the ongoing support and funding from the District of Tofino Arts & Culture Grant and Tourism Tofino Event Marketing Support. Thank you, Tofino, for your help in sustaining the Tofino Market and all of our local artisan vendors this year!

Looking forward to the 2021 Season we hope to be able to open the Season on Saturday, May 22nd. Of course there are yet many hoops to jump through, and no doubt a few curve balls bound to be thrown our way. But as far as we can tell at this moment we hope to be able to see you all again on the Tofino Village Green this Spring and Summer.

We will not be accepting any new applications for Seasonal Permits with Reserved Sites this year, but we WILL be hosting our Drop-In Program and will give Drop-In Vendors the opportunity, once again, to book some dates ahead of time. For all Vendor inquiries please email info@tofinomarket.com.

Thank you once again for buoying us through a year very hard on the Arts & Culture Sector. We are immensely grateful for your support!

Best Wishes from all of us at the Tofino Public Market

November 21st Market CANCELLED

Posted: November 20th, 2020

Hello Market-Lovers,

Due to yesterday's Public Health Order the Tofino Market Society has decided to cancel the Market for tomorrow and take time to re-evaluate our health & safety plan. Once we solidify a plan that prioritizes the ongoing well-being of our towns we do hope to be able to host a final Jingle Market (or two!) so that we can shop local for our holiday needs and support our artisans together as a community. Stay tuned for more information. Thank you all for your patience and kindness as we continue to navigate these strange times.

Kindly,
Roslyn
Market Coordinator, Tofino Public Market

Modified Tofino Market Opening!

Posted: June 23rd, 2020

We are excited to announce the season opening of the (Modified) Tofino Market! The Market will be held on the Tofino Village Green Saturdays from 10am-2pm beginning this week, June 27th.

The Tofino Public Market Society exists to promote and coordinate West Coast artisan vendors. To continue to support the livelihoods of our local makers and to encourage the purchase of BC food supply the Market will open for the summer months unless otherwise directed by BC Public Health and the District of Tofino.

The health and safety of our rural communities is an utmost priority as we venture towards opening. We have modified the operating plan for the Tofino Market to be in line with Public Health, Island Health, District of Tofino and BC Farmers Market Association standards due to Covid-19. Among the changes you will see at the Modified Tofino Market will be fewer vendors to allow space between booths, hand sanitization stations, one-way traffic flow, a single entry/exit point and the number of attendees counted and limited to always allow space for physical distancing. We will ask both vendors and Market visitors to come and enjoy but also to respect the signage and boundaries in place to do their part to keep Tofino and surrounding communities healthy and safe.

Though the Market will look different this year, we hope to continue to welcome you to a place where we can #shoplocal while experiencing and supporting the eclectic character of our West Coast arts & culture.

Thank you and see you on Saturday!