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 (or so we thought) at the Splatsin Community Centre (5767 Old Vernon Road, Enderby BC, V0E 1V0).
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.
In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many changes on the community and beyond. The market relocated back to downtown Enderby, but this time closed part of Cliff Avenue and Belvedere street to host the market right in the middle of the street. The new market location offered a 'European feel' and was welcomed by the community, the downtown merchants, and the city. From May to December you can find us on the streets of downtown Enderby from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. This winter we are taking a well-deserved break and hibernating.
We have a wonderful market community and look forward to being a community pillar for many years to come. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Spring 2022!