Frequently Asked Questions


You are able to use your debit or credit card to purchase market tokens. Market tokens or wooden nickles as they are sometimes referred to are accepted by all of our vendors and act like cash. They tokens come in $5 increments, do not expire, are good year round at all of our markets. If you do not spend the value of the token the vendor will give you the appropriate change.  You can purchase these tokens at the Market Information Tent.

Although we do not have an actual ATM onsite, you are able to use your debit or credit card to purchase market tokens or wooden nickels as they are often called.  Tokens act as “market money” and are accepted by all of our vendors.  Regular money is given back as change when a transaction is less than the amount of tokens given for the purchase.  You can purchase tokens at the Market Information Desk.  Note that at our Fall/Winter markets are located at the Native Sons Hall in Downtown Courtenay and there are several ATM’s located within a few blocks.  Both of our seasonal summer markets are also located within a few block radius of an ATM.

We sell reusable cloth bags at the Information Desk.

The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Saturday Outdoor Market (Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds) Wednesday Downtown Courtenay Market (England and 5th) and our Sunday Cumberland Market (Village Square) are held on public property and is therefore subject to bylaws which allow dogs as long as they are under control.

While we certainly love all animals, the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market encourages our customers to leave their pets at home. This reduces the chance of conflict (between dogs and dogs AND between people and dogs) and protects market products (food and plants) from curious pets.

Our Saturday Fall and Winter Market are located at the Native Sons Hall.  Dogs (other than service dogs) are not permitted.

We appreciate your understanding and support.

Yes, any lost and found items can be picked up or inquired about at the market Information Booth. The staff and volunteers can assit you.



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