Posted by: Rabideye | January 9, 2011

Winter’s Market at the CRC

"Saucey Jax" Huddleston and Fran Cudworth of Periwinkle Granary

The Powell River Winter Market, while not directly associated with the Open Air Market, has several familiar faces and some new vendors, too. I was there yesterday, and was happy to find about a dozen people there selling sauces, fresh pastas, local meat, baked goods, honey, locally-made soap, eggs, canned goods, flowers, and even a Tarot reader to add to the festival atmosphere.

Tracy the Tarot Reader

Unfortunately, fresh produce was nowhere to be found, and it’s not surprising, as this remains a large undeveloped niche in many communities. There is a market for greenhouse-grown winter produce here, and I imagine it’s only a matter of time before some hearty soul takes that on. But it won’t be long before we’ll start seeing some early greens and mushrooms there, anyhow.

The Winter Market is operated by Boule Bakery’s Shona Watt, and she is a central vendor there as well. So if you are interested in selling your produce, please contact her there in person.

The Winter Market is open Saturdays 10 am- noon at the Community Resource Centre (4752 Joyce Ave. Powell River, BC).


In other news, please join the Seedy Saturday & Kale Force  seed-packing party and potluck on Wednesday, Jan 12 at 5PM at the Community Resource Centre (4752 Joyce Ave. Powell River, BC).

And at the same location, if you’re interested in the future and vitality of local culture, visit the CRC on Friday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 for the CJMP 90.1 FM Public Gathering/ Misfit Gift Swap/ Finger-food potluck. See here for more details.

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