We all consume, here are some smart choices : 

Tibetan Offering Bowls.jpgGlobal Village Nanaimo 

Fair Trade Store - ensuring a living wage to all our producers

The Store is Open during the fall until December 24th

Please check the website for the current location

- Creating options to purchase your Christmas gift ethically. 


T: 250-591-1135




A listing of Local sources for products which promote health to individuals and the community. 

  • Locally made items

  • Earth-friendly products 

  • Sensible ways of purchasing

  • More energy efficient, fresher, healthier, tastier                                

Support Local Growers : 

Saltspring Island Saturday Market 8 am - 4 pm April till last Sat. in October

Duncan Market in Market Square on Ingram St. Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm till Dec 18th

Cedar Farmer’s Market beside The Crow & Gate Pub off of Yellow Point Rd.
Sundays 10 am - 2 pm

Nanaimo Downtown Farmer's Market at Pioneer Waterfront Plaza Fridays at 10 am - 2 pm
This year's market will begin on May 11th - Oct. 5th, 2012

Bowen Road Farmer’s Market -  Nanaimo - Open from May 16th, 2012 to Mid-October
Wednesdays 4 pm - 6:30 pm at the VIEX fairgrounds behind Beban Park Complex 

Errington Market  at the Errington Hall May 1st - Sept 25th Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm

Qualicum Beach  Saturdays 9am - 12pm In the Qualicum Beach Community Hall

Comox Valley Farmer's Market on Headquarters Rd. at the exhibition grounds
Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm from April 14th, 2012
Moving indoors to the Native Son's Hall for the winter. 

Port Alberni at the Harbour Quay year round Saturdays 8:30 am - 12 pm

Contact the Cowichan Green Community (CGC) for a copy of the third edition of the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Map - the most comprehensive directory for sourcing year-round local food in the Cowichan Region! Spanning from Shawnigan Lake to Cedar. 

Faires Farms 


located in Parksville and offers Certified Naturally Grown grown fresh and local veggies and herbs delivered straight to your door in the central island region starting at only $18 per week plus delivery.  Check out our website to find out more information and to subscribe online:



yogaweyr.jpgNanoose Wood Windows

Custom Wood Windows and Window Renovation.Servicing all of Vancouver Island and beyond. Mark builds enduring and lasting wood kitchens and cabinetry, as well as, his amazing wooden windows.  

Mark Vinden
2750 Boyd Drive,

Nanoose Bay, B.C.
V9P 9E9 

p/f 250-468-9349

 cell 250-228-0290


8.jpgThe GREEN Store

Discount Organic, Fair Trade,
Local and Environmentally Friendly Items and Produce.

Mon-Sat 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sun 11 am to 5 pm

New Location:
256 Wallace St. in Nanaimo




me basket1smaller.jpgThe Healing Gourmet Personal Chef Services

Laurie Webb is a gourmet chef who specializes in creative meals for specific diets. She will shop for you, come to your home and prepare meals that you may use as you need.  Serving Nanaimo, Parksville, Errington, Coombs and Qualicum.

p.250-954-3559  email





Jonker Custom Building

Piet Jonker and Brad Fraser build and renovate with creativity and beauty. They have experience and knowledge of sustainable building practices. Their work is of the finest quality and craftsmanship combined with an ethic which is sensible.

tel: 250-775-9174 cell: 250-616-9805


tel: 778-899-3780


Tracks Outdoor Adventures 

Offering quality-walking and sightseeing tours going above and beyond to make your holiday memorable.

2130 Akenhead Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9X 1T9 Canada
Local: 250.754.TREC Fax: 250.754.8975
Toll Free (Canada/USA): 1.877.898.TREC (8732)