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Indoor market opens for the season Oct. 21

Lorraine Graves   Oct-09-2018

In addition to vegetables and the aroma of freshly-baked bread, the Steveston Food and Artisan Market at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery offers artisanal objects and beverages.

Photo courtesy Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum


If you loved the outdoor summer market in Steveston and all that it offered, you are in luck. The season may have changed but the Steveston Food and Artisan Market starts up again this season on Sun., Oct. 21.

The warm and cosy Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site will once again host the market, out of the blustery weather, and will offer free admission to the entire site on market Sundays.

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According to the Cannery’s Mimi Horita, market-goers can expect, “Locally-baked, grown, caught, and crafted products, seasonal events and activities for all ages, and performances by home-grown musicians and entertainers.”

This year, a new partner has joined the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, which operates the museum on behalf of the Parks Canada. In conjunction with the Cannery, the Richmond Food Security Society will present a series of Food Skills Workshops on select Sundays. The topics include fish, holiday left-overs, healthy snacks, to name but a few. The workshops are aimed at affordable and safe preparation of food.

As the Christmas season arrives, so will Santa. He’ll be in attendance at the Dec. 2 market.

According to Horita, “Three markets in a row will be offered in December, for not-to-be missed opportunities to shop for local products during the holiday season.

Steveston's Festival of Trees will also be on display for the month of December, making market Sundays especially festive inside our heritage site.”

After the indoor market’s start on Oct 21, they will follow an every-other-week pattern on Sundays, with an extra Sunday in December. The last one for 2018 is Sunday, Dec 16. The market then resumes for the new year on Feb 3 and will then follow the every-other-Sunday pattern right through April 18. At that point, once spring arrives, the market traditionally moves out of doors.

The Cannery museum can be found at 12138 Fourth Ave. on the western end of Steveston’s main drag, Moncton St. and is open year round from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Just listen for the cannery workers’ whistle as it resounds through the village to mark the cannery museum’s opening and closing times.

Clickfor more information on what to expect at each Sunday market.

Clickor call 604-664-9009 for more information.


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