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Posted: September 29, 2016

Don’t miss last outdoor market Oct. 8

Rotary Park comes alive with food, colours, crafts, sights, smells and smiling faces

The Cranbrook Farmer’s Market will host its last outdoor market on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rotary Park, downtown Cranbrook.

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, market vendors will be bringing the best the season has to offer – from produce to canned goods, crafts to creations, treasures to treats, as well as lovingly-crafted beauty products and wears. Plus, catch a special performance by local talent Dawson Rutledge from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“We’ve had an incredible showing from our local food producers, small entrepreneurs, and artisans this year,” said Livia Lara, Market Manager. “Our last outdoor farmer’s market of the year will be a very special event – a community celebration to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Everyone is very excited. Vendors will be situated in the midst of Rotary Park, which is a beautiful sight right now with its rapidly-changing colours.”

More than 120 vendors participated in the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market over the summer and fall seasons. The market is a significant economic player in the local economy, injecting nearly $1 million annually into the area.

“Almost every weekend we were max vendor capacity,” said Lara. “Shoppers showed up rain or shine to purchase fresh, local food and quality crafts. The atmosphere was joyous, and there was an underlying sense of community among those who wandered about. Truly, there was something to be enjoyed by everyone.”

The Cranbrook Farmers Market is a not-for-profit organization supporting local food, agriculture and craft in the East Kootenay. It was established seven years ago with the mission to host a vibrant market event for local food growers, artisans and their customers.

“I would like to thank my board of directors, the volunteers, vendors and of course the shoppers who join us every Saturday to buy fresh and local – without you, the market would not be possible,” said Lara. “See you October 8 for the last outdoor market of the year. And then please do watch for our winter markets, Nov. on 25th, 26th, and 27th”.

For more information, or to join the board or become involved as a volunteer, visit or find the @cranbrookfarmersmarket on Facebook and Instagram.


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