Clearwater Farmers Market seeks new vendors

Clearwater Farmers Market is open 9 – 12 every Saturday next to the Interior Whitewater Expeditions building

  • Jul. 7, 2012 6:00 p.m.

“A long time coming.”

After a long winter, that was the overwhelming response to Clearwater’s opening of the Farmers Market! This year, the market opened on Saturday, May 5. The location is the same – opposite the Brookfield Mall on the lawns of Interior Whitewater Expeditions. Hours again are 9 – 12 every Saturday morning until mid/late October.

It was slow starting off this year, what with the weather, but loyal customers have spread the word that locally produced veggies, eggs, homemade baking, jellies and jams, and beautifully constructed arts and crafts are available on a weekly basis.

People are increasingly becoming aware that eating locally produced foods, in season is the healthy choice. Plus, it not only minimizes the environmental impact of food and increases food security, but it just tastes so good!

People like to know where their food comes from and it is apparent by the regular customers who show up weekly to buy direct from the vendors. We hear this over and over as customers walk around socializing, making new friends and sometime listening to a reading or music, fresh baking in hand or munching on a bag of freshly picked snow peas or biting into a chocolate.

Now that the community knows where to find us, we are looking forward to a bigger and better market this season and encourage everyone to come and check it out.

 

We are actively looking for interested new vendors. Call 250-674-3444 to speak to Anne Baker about setting up a booth of your own.