In just two weeks, Kimberley’s first farmers’ market will open for its first Thursday evening session on Howard Street. Thursday, July 3 is opening night and the markets will run every Thursday evening from 5 p.m to 7:30 p.m. until September 11. Just a reminder to motorists, Howard Street will be closed to traffic from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
The markets are a Wildsight initiative promoting sustainable local foods and quite a selection of local farmers, gardeners and ranchers will be on site including:
Winderberry Greenhouse/Edible Acres: organic garden vegetables
Cutter Ranch: lamb, pork, tomatoes and cucumbers, garlic and garden vegetables
Kelly Diamond: eggs (hormone and antibiotic free), organically grown garden produce, honey
Ishnadev Niwas Farm: European leavened artisan Bread, eggs, honey, vegetables, herbs, garlic and berries in season
Kootagonia: seasonal vegetable produce and berries
Sunpower Farm: garden produce grown with spring irrigation and solar power from an organic garden.
Wild Hucks ‘n’ Stuff: wild harvested huckleberries, rhubarb, mushrooms, locally roasted coffee, hand-tied flies, arrowheads
There will also be hot food available from the following vendors:
Mountain Range: fresh curries, baked goods, frozen entrees and cold drinks
Sugar High Mini Donuts: mini donuts, lemonade, coffee and hot chocolate
Smokey Bros: smokies, poutine, burgers, veggie options and salads
Tumbled Earth/Stellalissa: jewelry, earrings, bracelets, anklets & necklaces
Dirt, Light, Shadow: jewelry, pottery, cards, chopping boards, clothing
Paper Garden: beeswax, soy and rock candles, wooden candle holders, pretzels, stroopwafels and gluten free baking
Kim Leishchner: handmade gemstone jewelry
Two Sisters Jewelry: handcrafted beaded jewelry
Light Steps: knit woollen baby slippers
Irie Bodytonics: essential oil products, atomizers, bath + body oil, synergies, aromarollas
Anyone wishing to get involved or help out can contact market manager Erna Jensen-Shill at 250-427-2535 ext. 224.