Well the weather held out and the sun even showed up for the opening weekend for the new market location.It was nice to see some old faces and some new excited vendors. Ah the first time trying to figure out how to put the tent up. How many of us have been there. It was great to see the vendors catching up after the winter lay off. Nice to see new shoppers and many return ones too. Friday the parking lot was full.People sitting at the common tables in the middle of the market listening to the great tunes by Ron Ingram and trying out the food trucks was awesome. 50/50 draw was popular again. We will posting the draw at the band stage so all are aware who won. Sunday was a bit of a hear t felt day with a car accident across the street and things were slow but I appreciate the good spirit of the vendors.- for their understanding of the situation.
So thank you all that attended from vendors to shoppers to locals. With your support the market will be a place to be this season
We have added some new pictures to the Photo Gallery page too.
The Market has a NEW LOCATION this season 4790 Trans-Canada Highway at Bench Road. It is one traffic light north of last years location. South Cowichan Farmers Market will be 2 days a week this season. Sundays 10 AM to 3 PM and Fridays 2 pm to 7 PM the first week of April until the last week of October.
This years Market will have other special events to co-inside with the Farmers Market. With the new location we can offer more spaces for Vendors to park directly behind their tents. The new location offers a more visible market to car traffic being directly beside the high way.
We have also created on-line web forms for Vendors to have the convenience of purchasing vending dates with a credit card with reasonably priced vendor fees.
We are excited to have a new location and many new events planned for the up coming season and look forward to seeing past years vendors and new vendors alike.
The mission of South Cowichan Farmers Market is to provide a conveniently located venue where local farmers, producers, crafters and artisans can come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer.
The market encourages direct communication between consumers and growers and fosters social gathering and community building.
The secondary goals are to educate the consumer about the many benefits to the individual, community and the environment of buying locally produced food, and to enrich the community and local culture.
South Cowichan Farmers Market will provide an outing where there are a variety of local items for every one. Come and have a look for yourself and we hope you will be pleasantly surprised. Meet the local farmers and producers and buy directly from them.
frog song farm
stone field farm
MAPLE GROOVE FARM
fairtide FARM OLD ROAD FARM
ARBUTUS RIDGE FARM
KILIPI ROAD farm
AND........ bENS BACK YARD.......