Friday, 16 January 2015

Winter Market, Vendor Videos & Important Dates

With the long winter months turning the corner to slightly longer days the hope of spring starts to glimmer in the distance - especially on sunny days in Powell River.

The Winter Market has seen an incredible expansion this year.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out please do so, it's located at the Community Resource Center on Joyce Ave and runs every Saturday from 10:30-12:30 rain or shine!

You'll see many familiar faces from the summer and meet a few new ones as well.  Take some time to get to know some of the local products that local people are passionate about.

For full details and to see some of what has already happened, take a look at the Winter Market's Facebook Page.

You can see by the amount of signs that the market is flourishing.  There are vendors that line the parking lot outside:  farmers with winter produce, artisan bakers with sweet and savory delights as well as pasta, meats, eggs, local frozen berries and pies.  Inside you'll find pottery, cutting boards, candy, savory meat pies, canning, soap, gifts, health solutions and sometimes even honey.  It's worth a stroll around and a chat with the vendors.

This is the first year that the winter market is having produce all winter long, our local farmers have made provisions to ensure produce is available to the community throughout the entire winter.  This takes quite a bit of forethought and planning.  On most Saturdays you can find squash, carrots, beets, onions, garlic, potatoes, kale and herbs.

There have been some lovely videos made featuring some local businesses (and vendors) as part of the "Live & Invest in Powell River" campaign and you can check them out below:

Gosia & Ezra from Myrtle Point Heritage Farms
Margot & Nathan from 32 Lakes Coffee Roasters

Work has started on the 2015 Powell River Open Air Farmers' Market.  We will be featured in the Sunshine Coast Visitors Guide for 2015.  Readers will find this ad along with a logo for our market on the map of Powell River, helping even more tourists find our unique little farmers' market.   An ad has also been placed in the 2015 Discover Powell River magazine published by the Powell River Peak.  It maybe January but getting ready for an action-packed summer starts early!   There are a lot of other exciting things coming down our way for the 2015 season, stay tuned for updates!!


The Winter Market will be open until April 18, 2015 at it's current location.
The Powell River Open Air Farmers' Market will open on April 25th & 26th and continue every weekend rain or shine until the end of September.

Join us.  Shop local, eat healthy!

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