Monday, 27 August 2012

Smith and Ewe at Kamloops Farmers' Market

Since 1978, every Saturday, from the middle of April to the end of October, an entire city block is closed for our weekly Farmers' Market, 8 AM to Noon. August 25 was a perfect market day - sunny and not too hot. Recently, my husband George and I were in Vancouver for a weekend, and we decided to check out some well known markets in that area - the Deer Lake Saturday Market, and the Trout Lake Farmers' Market. I am happy to tell you that Kamloops' market is twice as big and twice as supported by weekend shoppers.


I attend as a vendor in the non-agricultural section, which is the heritage-designated Stuart Wood School yard beside the Market.

Saturday morning the beautiful wrought iron gates are opened for another market day.

Pottery by Michelle Finlayson
Bringing the old back to new - Jerry Gauthier recycles old barnboard and other found treasures into new furniture and accents for the home.
Linda wastes no time - making new felted objects.
A happy customer purchasing the eco-friendly wool dryer balls from Smith and Ewe.
Here I am at my booth with our super friendly, super efficient
Market Manager, Deanna Hurstfield.

Colin Hammerquist of
Edesia Catered Events is cooking up a storm, as he does every weekend. This picture was taken 20 minutes after the market closed - everyone wanted his wonderful eats.
 

Some scenes from the suppliers and vendors of fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, meats, baking, preserves, and garden abundance.




Next weekend is promising to be just as wonderful, weather-wise. Bring your visitors, and spend some long weekend time at your Kamloops Farmers' Market.