I’ve been really busy putting together the winter market and am so excited at how nicely everything has been coming together. I’ve been asked a few times lately for an update so I thought I should take a few minutes to share our progress.
The Holiday Market on December 12 has 26 confirmed vendors (I’ll be posting a list soon with links) and a few more in the works. That more or less sells us out for space and we are thrilled at the response we have gotten from vendors. We are also excited to have booked Benjamin Keith for our first winter market and look forward to him playing – we have word that Ben is going to learn a few holiday tunes to help get us all a little more festive!
We also recently got word that the City of New Westminster has generously agreed to let us offer the Waterfront Parkade free to market shoppers at 4 out of the 5 markets. The fifth one is during the Olympics and the Parkade is already committed to that – although it’s available to park at in February, it won’t be free as in all the other markets) We really want to thank the City of New Westminster for continuing to support the Farmers Market. Although the market is situated within walking distance from both Columbia and New Westminster Skytrain stations, and we encourage market goers to take advantage of the central location, we really appreciate being able to offer free parking to those market goers who elect to drive.
Also present at the market will be the Community Garden Initiative group run by New Westminster Environmental Partners – if you have any questions about the community garden plans in the works, NWEP will be there to answer questions.
What would make a better gift that an basket full of locally made goods?
See you at the first Holiday Market!