Photo by the Richmond Farm School
Happy Birthday to the Steveston Farmers Artisans Market.
This Sunday (May 6), the popular village attraction will begin its 10th year. Operating from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. two Sundays each month through September, it is located in the parking lot across the street from the Steveston Community Centre.
“We’ve got a great mix of vendors lined up for this year’s summer season including many new vendors along with returning customer favourites,” says Al Sakai, who chairs the market committee.
Sakai says the market succeeds because of the “great atmosphere.”
“Our entire team of organizers does a really good job trying to make a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. We’ve averaged about 1,200 visitors per market.”
From old favourites including originals Martha’s Kettle Corn, Canuck Soap and Glenwood Farms to newcomers such as Mike’s Perfect Perogies, the list of carefully-selected vendors is as varied as the array of items for sale. From fresh produce, baked goods and tasty treats to craft brewers, unique handicrafts including jewellery and skin care products to clothing, there’s something for every taste. And an opening day, the kids will enjoy activities and entertainment specifically for them including the opportunity to craft a gift for Mother’s Day.
Market vendors come from as close as Steveston and travel from as far as the Fraser Valley and Okanagan. The market will feature fresh farmed produce that will become more varied and plentiful as fields and orchards ripen over the summer, and food producers including natural and organic cheeses, meat and poultry products.