This is the very last market of the month of August, can you believe it! Just because the kids are heading back to school, or you are heading out for your last lake day definitely doesn’t mean our market is packing up for the summer. In fact, the market is just picking up steam for a seriously jam-packed September. Next weekend we’ll be set up at the Rec Centre for the 101st Fall Fair and a couple weeks after that on Main Street for Creston’s first Grand Fondo bike race! But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, take a peak at the incrEDIBLE diversity of local products available at this Saturday’s market.

Dave will be at tonight’s Pealow’s Night Market, too!

Planning a family barbecue to kick off the long weekend? We’re thinking juicy steaks from Tarzwell Farms, sausages from Root & Vine Acres, or hamburgers from Kootenay Natural Meats. Sweet, freshly picked Peaches & Cream corn will be rolling into the market by the truck full at just $8/dozen.

How about a loaded veggie skewers or roast potato dish to go with it? Pick up zucchini (yellow and green!) from Spectrum Farms, red onion from Cartwheel Farm, and peppers and tomatoes from Purple House Farms. Perhaps you could whip up a homemade garlic marinade from Thistle Farms Asian Tempest garlic ($10/lbs) or try out a new spice mix from the Iron Skillet. Side note – the Iron Skillet will be serving up hot jerk chicken, rice, and beans tonight at the Pealow’s Night Market.

Share a bottle of wine from one of three local wineries offering samples and sales this weekend. Be sure to grab a bottle of Red Bird’s 2018 Gewürztraminer, that just won a bronze medal at the National Wine Awards of Canada. The market has absolutely everything you need to seriously impress (and stuff) your dinner guests. Not to mention a solid cedar bbq scraper from Dave Did It himself (never risk a metal wire in your smokie again!).

Who else is joining the party? Valhalla Lemonade from the Slocan Valley will be rolling into town again for the BCDC Concert tomorrow night at the 3-EH Stage. We were so happy to “squeeze” them in for Saturday morning’s market. Paleo GO is back with nutrient dense, energy bars to power you through this crazy busy weekend/month/year (you get it). TGBGT Farm will be selling the markets first locally grown blackberries of the season while Frei-Loader Farms will have the season’s first Italian plums and so much more!

Here is a complete list of this Saturday’s vendors:

  • Ahlefeldy Good Growers
  • Bootleg Mountain Trading Co.
  • Brittany’s Flower Farm
  • Cartwheel Farm
  • Castle Meadows
  • Cookville Community Farm
  • Dave Did It
  • Dragenfly Bags
  • Elissa June Studio
  • Flamenco Farm
  • Frei-Loader Farm
  • Gluten Free Guilt
  • Iron Skillet
  • JRD Farm
  • Kootenay Cameos
  • Kootenay Natural Meats
  • Krafty Karen
  • Moondaughter Jewelry
  • Omi’s Brittle
  • Orde Creek Pottery
  • Paleo GO Nutrition
  • Patio Pals
  • Picnic Patch
  • Poppy Lane Accessorizing
  • Pretty Things for Little Girls
  • Pridham Studio
  • Purple House Farm
  • Red Bird Estate Winery
  • Riehl Corn
  • Roger’s Crafts & Pat’s Baking
  • Root & Vine Acres
  • Sanctuary Lavender Farm
  • Skimmerhorn Winery
  • Spectrum Farm
  • Sutcliffe Farms
  • Swan Valley Honey
  • Sweet Turtle Chocolates
  • Tarzwell Farm
  • Terry Bailey Art
  • The Peppered Pig
  • The Warping Board
  • Thistle Farms
  • Treasures From the Heart
  • Valhalla Lemonade
  • Wendy Franz
  • William Tell
  • Wynndel Craft Distilleries
  • Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery
  • Yellow Rose Soap Co.
  • Yum Soaps

Fall Fair Market – Saturday, September 7

Don’t forget that we will be changing locations next weekend on Saturday, September 7 to join the 101st Fall Fair up at the Rec Centre from 9-2. You’ll find 45 vendors along the east side of the parking lot, along the front sidewalk, and inside the main lobby. Looking forward to celebrating this valley’s thriving agricultural community, especially at the Fall Fair Feast on Saturday night!

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, a few are still available at Fly in the Fibre or Black Bear Books. All proceeds from the event will be directly supporting our local Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, which helps to remove financial barriers many families face in the Valley when supporting local farmers.