A good time to shop for the freshest local vegetables, seasonal fruits, herbs, flowers, fruit, vegetable plants, baked goods, organic grains, flours, preserves, local handicrafts and fine art is in Hazelton is every Sunday from 10 to 2..
It’s the fourth year for the Hazelton Farmers’ Market, and their first in the prime location by the Visitor Info Centre on Highway 16 in New Hazelton. The market is a member of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, so all products for sale have been made, grown or baked by the vendor. Sharing the space is the long standing Country Market, offering more baked goods, arts and crafts, garden produce and some manufactured or resold items.
“It’s a tried and tested model for farmer’ markets”, says manager Jonathan Knight of Woodgrain Farm in the Kispiox Valley, “offering a regular, reliable, short time when customers know what, when and where they will find quality local goods.”
Sometimes there is live music and the market creates a fun destination with a friendly and festive atmosphere for families on a Sunday outing where they can visit and socialize. There are beverages plus lots to eat from several food stands including burgers, smokies, corn dogs, fries, veggies rolls, shish kabob, and ice cream too!
The market began this year on May 13 and will run until the end of September.
For more information on the market or Woodgrain Farm: call Jonathan 250 842-0088 or go to: http://woodgrainfarm.wordpress.com/
The Hazelton Farmers’ Market site is: http://hazeltonfarmers.wordpress.com