Can you believe May Long Weekend is here already? It feels like just yesterday we were still plowing the snow off our driveways.

Speaking of snow, many locals have been watching the Skimmerhorn Mountains closely for the go ahead to get their veggie gardens up and running for the growing season. Take a look along the mountain range towards the end of the valley. You’ll see a distinct “X”, now just barely visible with any of this winter’s remaining snowpack. Once that snow has completely melted away from the X, locals say you’ve got the green light to plant.

You probably haven’t considered the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market as a place to find bedding plants and vegetable starters in the past. However, this year we have a range of vendors selling a diverse selection of plants. It really is perfect timing…pick up the plants for the garden in the morning and get your hands dirty with an afternoon in the garden, that is, if you can even fit gardening in with all the other events going on for the long weekend!

Here is a complete list of vendors who will be attending this week’s market. Don’t forget that the market has extended its hours for the Blossom Festival and will be open this Saturday from 9AM to 2PM.

 

  • Aprons With Pizzaz
  • Blair’s Wooden Utensils
  • Bohemian Spirits
  • Bootleg Mountain Soap Co.
  • Castle Meadows
  • Coffee and Arrows Paleo Coffeebar
  • Cookville Community Farm
  • Deanna’s Scrollworks
  • Dragenfly Bags
  • Garden Hoe Farms
  • Gluten Free Guilt
  • Green Starts Growers
  • Iron Skillet
  • Kootenay Cameos
  • Kootenay Copper
  • Kootenay Natural Meats
  • Lark Coffee Roasters
  • Light Steps
  • Lillem Sewing
  • Lorr’s Line
  • Luv at First Bite Desserts & Confections
  • Mama’s Dumplings
  • Moondaughter Jewelry
  • Omi’s Brittle
  • Orde Creek Pottery
  • Patio Pals
  • Picnic Patch
  • Pridham Studio
  • Red Barn Farm
  • Red’s Jewelry
  • Roger’s Crafts and Pat’s Baking
  • Root & Vine Acres
  • Sutcliffe Farms
  • Sweet Turtle Chocolates
  • T. Lane Design
  • Tarzwell Farm
  • The Peppered Pig
  • The Steady Edge
  • Treasures From the Heart
  • Ute Bachinski Studio
  • William Tell
  • Wynndel Craft Distillery
  • Yellow Rose Soap Co
  • Yum Soaps