Every once in a while an event comes along that is so successful the only question is, ‘why haven’t we been doing this all along?’.
Such is the case with the Wildsight-sponsored Kimberley Farmers’ Market, held each Thursday evening on Howard Street.
Having just wrapped their third market on Thursday evening where vendor numbers grew to 30, coordinator Erna Jensen-Shill could not be more pleased.
“Response to the Market to date, in a nutshell is ‘wonderful, and exceeding our expectations on every level,” Jensen-Shill said. “When Wildsight put together the idea of hosting this Farmers’ Market, we believed that it was a good one, but the response from vendors, the community and visitors to our area has been great! Our vendor numbers are growing with a wide selection of high quality produce, food and artisanal items for sale, and market patrons have been coming out in healthy numbers to support them.
“As one woman remarked to me last week ‘We don’t miss it! Every Thursday, we come down for dinner and shopping at the market’. As patron support continues and grows, so will the vendor interest, and we can all look forward to a thriving Farmers’ Market in Kimberley.”
Jensen-Shill says that the original dates for the Market were set for every Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m with the final market planned for September 11.
However, given the success, she says Wildsight is certainly open to changes.
“Based on our vendor and community support, we could consider operating the market into later in the season. Season dates will be readdressed mid-late August.”
In the meantime, with nothing but rave reviews from all who attend, head down to Howard Street on Thursday evenings and check out the Kimberley Farmers’ Market.