about the market
The first Enderby Famers Market took place in 1978. At that time, it featured a variety of secondhand and commercial goods as well as some home-grown and hand-made goods. At the time, it was more of a fleamarket and less of a vegetable/food/artisan market. It was called the Open Air Market and only vendors with an "838" phone number could vote but other vendors were allowed to sell.
The Market was originally held for two hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the east intersection of Mill St. and Maude St. in Enderby. For many years the Market was situated in downtown Enderby. Eventually, the Market grew and it had to find a new location. In 2016, we found a permanent home at the Splatsin Community Centre (5767 Old Vernon Road, Enderby BC, V0E 1V0). You can find us most Fridays throughout the year from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - inside during the fall and winter and outside in the parking lot in the spring and summer! We usually take a break in March and start again in April.
In 2020, our Board made a formal motion at the Annual General Meeting to change the name from the Enderby Open Air Market (and sometimes the Enderby Winter Market) to the Enderby Farmers Market.
We have a wonderful market community and look forward to being a community pillar for many years to come.