Hornby Island Farmers’ Market

Farmers Market

Market Days
Where: “The Copse” on Sollans Road beside the RCMP office.
When: From the long May weekend until the end of June on Saturdays from 11-2; July and August on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11-2, and September on Saturdays from 11-2.

We operate under the BC Farmers Market Association mandate: “Make it, Bake it, Grow it.” The “Make it, Bake it, Grow it” motto allows you to be assured of Hornby Island quality and diversity at its best. The market has grown over the years into one of Hornby’s most cherished summer experiences.

Who Are We?
We’re a vibrant group of growers, home-bakers, hand-makers, artisans, and painters. Most of us are long-term residents who have spent many years exploring, developing and perfecting our craft. We are proud to bring you our harvest, the best from Hornby’s farms and studios, kitchens and gardens.

Here are just a few of the many offerings you can find at the Hornby Farmers Market.

From the soil, picked early in the morning, the freshest of what’s in season: vegetables, fruit, flowers, and herbs, all spray-free and naturally grown. And from our nurseries, you’ll find all sorts of perennials, shrubs, baskets, and bedding plants.

  • Sumana Garden and Nursery
    We propagate and grow a wide variety of ornamental garden plants suitable for our local island conditions. Edward is a landscape architect and designs and installs gardens and greenspaces. Seasonal cut flower bouquets, tomatoes and (sometimes) honey also available.
    Owner: Edward Kooij and Jodi Snijders
    E: sumanagarden@gmail.com
    Ph: 250-335-1916

Hungry yet? From the traditional to the exotic, we have quite the choice! You can stay for lunch or find something to take away for a picnic.

  • Maryann’s Rocking Cafe
    Fresh hot organic coffee, delicious cinnamon buns, gluten free decadent brownies and refreshing cold lemonade at the market by 9:40 a.m.
    Owner: Maryann Handy
    E: maryann5917@gmail.com

Food Products
Home-made international breads, pastries, cookies and cakes, eclectic jams, preserves, pickles and spreads prepared from our gourmets’ inventive recipes.

  • Bonz Bunz
    Fresh made Cinnamon rolls every Market. Get there early. Also available for private orders.
    Owner: Bonnie Everston
    E: med-mom@hotmail.com/
    Ph: (250) 335-1711

One-of-a-kind silverwork, whimsical bead craft, not just your average kind of things.

From the abstract to the practical, you can find pots, tableware and fanciful art pieces.

  • Rachelle Chinnery Contemporary Porcelain
    Functional and decorative porcelain design made on Hornby Island.
    Studio visits by appointment. Call to book a visit.
    Owner: Rachelle Chinnery
    E: porcelaincarver@gmail.com
    Ph: 250-335-3444
  • Purple Feet Studio
    One of a kind sculptural and functional pieces including large offering bowls, platters, porcelain heart shaped bowls, tableware and original jewellery. Affordable art presenting an array of textures and colours.
    Studio hours: 3265 Gunpowder Trail (summer Thurs & Sun 11-5 or by appointment)
    Owner: Ekta Nadeau
    E: ekta@purplefeetstudio.com
    Ph: 250-335-3115
  • Cindy Anderson Pottery
    One-of-a-kind pieces in porcelain.
    Studio hours: 4935 Porpoise Crescent, Hornby Island; 12:00 – 5:00 daily in July & August, by appt. rest of year
    Owner: Cindy Anderson
    E: kingcindy@smartt.com
    Ph: 250-335-1596
  • Clay Work
    I have been working with clay for more than 20 years. My one-of-a-kind clay works are hand-built, burnished, electric fired and then smoke fired. My high fired glazed tablewares are made on the potter’s wheel. Hornby natural beauty is my inspiration. Form and colours are my drive for creation.
    Studio hours: 4935 Porpoise Crescent, Hornby Island; 12:00 – 5:00 daily in July & August, by appt. rest of year
    Owner: Masoud Zadeh
    Studio hours: End of Bond road at Ford Cove. Summer: Thursday and Friday, 10:00 to 5:00. Shoulder and winter season: Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
    E: masoududu@Hotmail.com
    Ph: 250-335-1702


  • Tom Knott: Useful Wood, Abstract Steel
    Gorgeous and useful boxes; sculptural, kinetic steel sculpture.
    Studio hours: 4105 Euston Road; by appointment only
    Artist: Tom Knott
    E: teekay@uniserve.com
    Ph: 250-335-0720
  • Curly Burl Woodworks
    Locally sourced reclaimed specialty hardwood products. Everything from slab kitchen tables to figured hardwood coasters.
    Artists: Tim English & Sara Caiger
    E: tje@live.ca
    Ph: 250 465 1131

Fibre Arts
From the fleece: spinning, dying, knitting, and felting. T-shirts, designer clothing and unexpected accessories. Puppets with a purpose.

  • Island Purls
    Wool hats, scarves, shawls, cowls, skirts and wool, made of only natural wools, hand-dyed, hand-spun, woven, felted and knit. Everything is entirely hand-made and -dyed.
    Owner: Sabina Fullborn
    E: sfullborn@hotmail.com
    Ph: 250-335-0555
  • Jelly Bean Colour Tie Dye
    We have been fabricating clothing on Hornby Island for the last 30 years. Through many hand-made steps, we create the most brilliant tie dye, right in our own Hornby garden studio. Each piece of tie dye has its own personality and will be recognised where ever you go!
    Studio hours: Sept – May, by appointment, or order on the website
    Owner: Shirley Wyndham
    E: swyndham@telus.net
    Ph: 250-218-0523
  • Sheep Thrills
    Dyed in the wild wool products plus non-functional objects utilizing natural West Coast fibres (i.e. cedar bark, gourds, bamboo, daphne) with other fibre art forms such as papermaking, basketry and felting.
    Owner: Cedar Wallace
  • Mermaid’s Delight
    Original hand knit, sculpted designs from hand spun Hornby Island wool and seaweed/silk.
    Seaweed skin care and edibles.
    Owner: Vera R√łnningen
    E: mermaidsdelight@gmail.com
    Ph: 250-335-3106

Painting/Mixed Media/Fine Art
A glimpse into our inner world. From folk-art to classic, we’re the home of many well-known and new artists.

  • Caroline James Fine Art Studio and Hornby Island Peace Work
    Unique, affordable paint and mixed media artwork and gifts whose mandate is to spread the message of peace, love and hope for a better world. Each piece is created using original processes, on hollow wooden fine art surface or solid spruce block all crafted on Hornby Island. Each piece is one of a kind!
    Owner: Caroline James
    E: caroline@carolinejames.com
    Ph: 250-218-0523
  • Infinite Imagery
    Cards, prints, small paintings
    Owner: Robin de Lavis
    Studio hours: 2750 West Carmichael Rd., open as posted or by appointment
    E: info@lavisart.com
    Ph: 250-335-0387

Hand-painted, pressed flowers, mix-media, kid-art.

It may look easy but it takes a special eye. See our world through our lenses.

Handmade soaps, body lotions, herbal potions, henna’d hands. Relax, have a massage, treat your feet to a reflexology session.

Hornby has serious talent. Performance artists, wandering minstrels…you’ve never been to a market quite like ours!