The popular Cranbrook Winter Market takes place Friday and Saturday

To market, to market

The upcoming Winter Market in Cranbrook has dozens of vendors offering the best of local homegrown and handmade products

It will be a packed house at the Cranbrook Winter Market on November 29 and 30.

With over 60 vendors set to appear at the holiday season instalment of the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market, all spaces are full.

“It’s a very popular market for shoppers and venders alike,” said market manager Erna Jensen-Shill. “I’m really pleased to see the variety of vendors we have this year.”

Among the vendors you will find baked goods, such as Fort Steele Heritage Town’s bread, pies and cinnamon buns, and frozen huckleberry pies from Kootenay Wild Huckleberries.

The food vendors don’t stop there. You can pick up organic ground beef from Silvertip Ranch, kim chee from the Dancing Chopsticks, lamb from Cutter Ranch, honey from Dayspring Farms, handcrafted Belgian chocolate from Heavenly Chocolate and 24 types of pickled vegetables from Pickle Patch.

Despite the season, the Winter Market also has vendors offering fruit and vegetables, such as Faramon Farms, Fort Steele Farm, Garden Hoe Farms and Saunders Family Farm.

And then there are all of the handmade arts and crafts on offer.

“We’ve got a whole array of artisans and crafters,” said Jensen-Shill. “It’s great for gift giving.”

There is something for everybody on your gift list. Ron Rushworth Woodworking brings handmade wooden toys. Sue Craig has dolls, slippers and baby blankets. Salvar Design has upcycled furniture, decor and vintage items. New Energy Wellness has gemstone jewellery, eye pillows and yoga bags. Mary Verigan’s Knitting has wool sweaters, mitts, hits and scarves. DeCosse Customs has wooden balance bikes, and custom skis and snowboards.

And that’s just to name a few.

The market is very popular with families who are downtown Friday evening for the Santa Claus parade, Jensen-Shill pointed out.

“It seems to have built itself into a tradition from when we started four years ago. The community has really embraced it and built it into their holiday plans. ‘Okay, let’s go downtown and watch the Santa parade and check out the winter market. Or go shopping on Saturday and kick off or wrap up my holiday shopping or somewhere in the middle.'”

The Winter Market will be held on Friday, November 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1114 Baker Street.

For more information, visit www.cranbrookfarmersmarket.com.

Just Posted

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

‘If we do nothing, the herd will certainly be extirpated’: Caribou maternity pen proposed in Nakusp

The Arrow Lakes Caribou Society is waiting for a response from the province

It happened this week in 1912

Oct.6 - 12: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

55+ BC Games makes legacy impact in Cranbrook and Kimberley

The results are in, to the tune of $18,000 for Cranbrook and… Continue reading

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Man caught throwing away election signs in Fernie, ordered to put them back

Man told RCMP he had ‘no faith in government’

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Most Read