Tomorrow, Thursday, September 11, will be the final Kimberley Farmers’ Market of the season, but based on Based on stakeholder/vendor/patron feedback there is a high likelihood that it will be back next summer, says coordinator Erna Jensen-Shill.
“This Thursday will be the last Kimberley Farmers’ Market of the season,” Jensen-Shill said. “Everyone is invited to stock up on fresh fall produce, baking and beautiful and functional items created by local area artisans.”
The market is located on Howard Street and runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This season has been a big success, Jensen-Shill says.
“Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook has been very pleased with response to the market on every level. We have seen between 25 and 30 vendors participating per market over the 11 Thursdays, with plenty of regional area food growers and producers each week. Market patrons from Kimberley have enthusiastically supported the market, and visitors to the area have been coming out in droves to sample the local flavour provided by the market atmosphere.
“Highlights of the market have been the fresh, locally grown produce, ready to eat dinner, artisans, musicians and the social experience along with the sense of community. The chance to catch up with friends and neighbours along Howard Street Bags while toting bags and baskets laden with freshly harvested carrots, peaches, pies and baguettes have been a very welcome addition to Kimberley’s summer season.
“Thanks to everyone for their support and we look forward to planning future farmers’ markets.”