The “In the Saint Nick of Time Craft Fair” was hosted at the Fernie Community Centre last Saturday.

In the Saint Nick of Time Craft Fair

Many vendors attended the “In the Saint Nick of Time” Craft Fair and products ranged from apple cider to jewelry.

Many vendors attended the “In the Saint Nick of Time” Craft Fair and products ranged from apple cider to jewelry.

The craft fair was hosted at the Fernie Community Centre and ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 19. It is the fourth fair in a series organized by Fernie Craft Fairs.

Artisans set up their booths  inside and outside of the Fernie Community Centre.

Claude Poirier of Breaking Bread Bakery believes that if it were not for the conscious decision of buying quality, local items he would not have the opportunity to be at the event.

“We are doing artisanal sourdough breads.  People are getting more and more conscious and they just want our product.  Five years ago I would not have been able to sell this bread,” said Poirier.

Sales, fairs and farmer’s markets are the main way that Poirer sells his handmade bread.

“It’s a bakery but we don’t have a physical place. We only sell at farmers markets and Christmas fairs,” said Poirier.

Unfortunately, Poirier believes that the weather had a negative effect on attendance.

“This one is a little slower than the previous one. I think it is from the snow, it is still good for us though,” said Poirier.

 

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