Mountain market welcomes all

Rotary Park is usually a hot spot for families aiming to have some fun in the playground.

By Dawn Deydey

 

Rotary Park is usually a hot spot for families aiming to have some fun in the playground.

Come Sundays though, Rotary Park comes alive with Mountain Market vendors filling the park on Sundays during the summer (Canada Day through the Labour Day weekend.)

The shade of the trees and the green grass is a great place for the whole family and an amazing variety of market vendors complete the package to add up to an incredible way to spend a day. This amazing combination is what has allowed this farmers’ market to grow to celebrate its 11th year, making the Mountain Market a part of the fabric of what a weekend in Fernie is all about.

Vendors start trickling in early Sunday morning to prepare for a busy day of market fun that starts at 10 a.m. and runs till 2 p.m. The Mountain Market is a BCAFM farmers’ and artisans’ market and features amazing artists, farmers, food tents and craftspeople from around Alberta and B.C. The usual market finds around 35 to 40 vendors setting up to sell their wares, with some vendors travelling up to three hours to join in.

July saw a slow start with many farmers missing the first few weeks. Many new artisans showed their wares at the market for the first time, along with some new food vendors including mini donuts, crepes and ribbon fries as well. During the month of August the IDEAL Society’s IDrum program will be hosting weekly drum jams. Also, Smokey Mountain Pasta is serving breakfast at the market throughout August, with a new crepe vendor from Cranbrook every second week. During the holiday weekends (August 4 and September 2) you’ll find the EcoGarden’s Garden2Market booth, featuring amazing local Fernie produce. August is also the month when the cherry farmers join in the fun, with fresh picked, locally grown produce that cannot compare.

You definitely don’t want to miss the festivities taking place on August 12, as the Market and Fernie Heritage Library are hosting the second annual BibBity BobBity Boo – Fernie’s Children’s Festival with live performances, arts and crafts, gold panning, sprinklers, bubbles, fire truck, the water table, face painting, music and so much more.

For more information about volunteering for the Children’s Festival or vending at Mountain Market events visit www.mountainmarket.ca

Just Posted

Jaffray, Tobacco Plains, others to receive high-speed internet upgrade

The government today announced an initiative to connect rural British Columbia

Jaffray local Katie Anderson wins Boarderstyle event

A Jaffray woman dominated the slopes Saturday to claim first place in… Continue reading

Education key to coexistence: CanWel

CanWel executives say education is key to the Fernie community and forestry… Continue reading

RCMP investigating break-and-enter attempts in Fernie

Police are investigating four reports of attempted break-and-enters at the condos and… Continue reading

Fernie food share program thrives under new partnership

Four times the amount of food is being saved from landfill under… Continue reading

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Fernie Ghostriders host annual banquet, present player awards

MVP of the season was awarded to Brendan Nemes

Ghostriders goal judge, 80, retires

Over the years, Ron Linkert has missed only a handful of Fernie… Continue reading

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Most Read