We are grateful for the dedicated shoppers who braved the downpour last Saturday to check off the grocery list for Thanksgiving Dinner. We hope that everyone had a safe long weekend.

And here we are again preparing for another Saturday at the market! We will be outside, rain or shine (or snow?!) until the end of October this year.

Around this time of year, some vendors are ready to pack up for winter. This may be the last chance to grab a pie from Maggie’s Creations or mask from Aprons With Pizzaz.

On the other hand, we are still have new vendors joining us weekly. We are excited to welcome Polar Peak Popcorn to the next few markets! Their flavoured popcorn and kettle corn looks scrumptious!

You’ll also find a full harvest of many fall vegetables and fruits such as:

apples, arugula, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, cucumber, garlic bulbs, grapes, kale, leek, lettuce, onions, parsnip, pears, peppers, potatoes, prune plums, radish, raspberries, rutabaga, spinach, squash, tomatoes, zucchini

A reminder that maintaining the safety of our shoppers, vendors, and staff is our utmost priority and as such, the following safety measures are in place at the market:

What We Are Doing for Your Safety

  • Social distancing – 6ft. (2 m) of space is to be maintained between market attendees at all times.
  • Stall spaces are reconfigured to ensure shoppers have plenty of space to select and purchase products. 
  • Shoppers waiting in line at market entrance points, or at vendors stalls are asked to stand at 6ft. intervals. 
  • Signage will be in place to direct shoppers to entrance and exit points.
  • Some Vendors may only accept debit/credit cards.
  • Increased number of hand washing/sanitizing stations will be in place throughout themarkets.
  • No product sampling of any kind.
  • No dogs or other animals are permitted in the market.

Do Your Part to Keep Farmers Markets Safe and Open

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Observe social distancing – maintain 6ft. (2 m) of space from others at all times.
  • Limit market attendance to one person per household in order to reduce wait times for all shoppers.
  • Shop, don’t stop. Come prepared with a list of the items you need and limit your time in the market to essential food shopping only.
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. 
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the crease of your elbow.
  • Avoid handling produce and food items you do not intend to buy. Wash your produce thoroughly.
  • Regularly wash your reusable produce and tote bags.

Thank you for your continued support throughout this challenging market season. We have been so glad to continually supply quality local products that have been made, baked, or grown right here in the Kootenays.

This Saturday, keep your eye out for the following vendors:

  • Alexis’ Artisan Breads
  • Bombton’s Bath Bombs
  • Cartwheel Farm
  • Cedar Frond Crochet
  • Chopko Market Garden
  • Dragenfly Bags
  • Elissa June Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Iron Skillet
  • JRD Farm
  • Lasershark Woodcrafts and Engraving
  • Lebeau
  • Maggie’s Creations
  • Polar Peak Popcorn
  • Pridham Studio
  • Purple House Farm
  • Red Bird Winery
  • Roger’s Crafts and Pat’s Baking
  • Seams n’ Suds
  • Spectrum Farms
  • Swan Valley Honey
  • Tarzwell Farms
  • Unravelled Creations
  • William Tell
  • Wynndel Craft Distillery
  • Wynnwood Cellars Family Estate