June is here and with it comes the start of the Golden Farmers’ Market season. Founded by Lee Bedford (Canyon Creek Pottery) and Patty Nickisch (Patty’s Greenhouse) in 2007, the Market has become a regular summer fixture for locals and visitors.
On any given Wednesday you will find people lining up for the fresh, locally grown produce, the delicious homemade baked goods, and the sumptuously sweet honey; or they may be there to peruse and buy the eclectic array of beautiful arts and crafts, such as jewellery, photography, pottery and woodcrafts, created by talented local artisans; or to purchase natural, handmade bath and beauty products.
As well, local residents can spend time chatting with friends and neighbours while they are entertained by a variety of accomplished local musicians who play live at the market every Wednesday.
This summer residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to double their Golden Farmers’ Market experience with the addition of a Saturday market at Spirit Square.
While there to view the Pedestrian Bridge or sit for awhile in the square, people can now linger and shop at the new market too.
The Saturday market will have a 14 vendor line-up and will also provide a prominent display area for visitor information.
This will be where local businesses can display their brochures, menus, coupons, etc. and where visitors can find maps to these locations as well as information about the area.
The Saturday market managers, Brenda Smith (The Porcelain Garden) and Kay Nagao (Kaycrafts), are hoping that signage along the highways directing people to the market will draw more visitors into the downtown area.
The Wednesday Farmers’ Market will be ongoing from mid June until September at the CP parking lot from 2 p.m. to 7. (further September markets will have different days and times).
The new Saturday Farmers’ Market will run from June 16 to September 1 (with no market on August 18) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If anyone is interested in being a Saturday Market vendor, then please contact Kay Nagao at firstname.lastname@example.org.