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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

Tofino Market EXTENDED!

Posted: October 15th, 2020

Hello Market-Lovers,

We usually wrap up the Tofino Market Season on Thanksgiving Long Weekend. After that the rain starts to fall and the sun birds start to fly South for the Winter. This year, since no one seems to be doing much flying and so far the sun is still doing some shining, we have decided to extend the Market Season into November!

You'll continue to find our motley crew of local artisan vendors down on the Tofino Village Green rain or shine from 10am-2pm on Saturdays. If the weather is particularly stormy, we may stay at home but we're a bunch of tough nuts so you'll usually find us there. Handmade jewelry, local First Nations beadwork and cedar weaving, art prints and cards, cozy knits, wooden toys, soaps, candles and preserves are just some of the goods you'll find in our vendor stalls. Come continue to shop local and support your local artisans as the holiday season approaches.

Thank you Tofino, See you on Saturday!

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!