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Posted: November 18, 2019

Festive Farmers’ Market to feature 80 vendors

The Cranbrook Farmers’ Market will host a special market over two days at Western Financial Place (WFP), starting Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 7 p.m. and running Sunday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The market is part of the city’s first Santa’s Winter Block Party in conjunction with JCI Kootenay’s annual Cranbrook Santa Claus Parade on Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m. at the top of Baker Street and ending at WFP with fireworks in Balment Park from world renowned experts Emerald City Fireworks.

The kids will be full of glee and in high spirits, after Santa’s lights up the night sky with low level fireworks before he enters his inaugural winter block party.

As the former SuperValu building on Baker Street was sold and is currently under renovations, the Cranbrook Farmers’ Market was invited to host its traditional holiday market in Western Financial Place.

“With that, for the first time ever, we are able to host 80 different local vendors. I believe this will be one of the richest and largest markets in our region,” said Livia Lara, Cranbrook Farmers’ Market manager.

Local farmers, food producers and artisans will come together for the annual festive market celebration, offering parade goers, food lovers and holiday shoppers produce, meats, home-cooked sweets, pickles and jams, as well as hand-knit wears, Christmas crafts and decor, beauty products, jewellery, household items, art, books and so much more.

The holiday market features both regular farmer’s market vendors and new merchants who come out especially for this weekend.

“This event is joyful, vibrant and fun, with many seasonal sparkle and holiday-themed offerings!  Whether you want to fill the fridge, find a unique gift, treat yourself to something special, or just come out and enjoy all the sights and sounds, it’s going to be a marvellous weekend,” said Lara.

“There’s something special about buying local, supporting our community and giving a gift to someone that was carefully crafted and created in our region with thought, care and love,” she added. “We encourage people to buy from your neighbours and your community vendors this holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone there.”

The Santa’s Winter Block Party will take place at Western Financial Place Arena, 1777 2nd Street N.

For more information, visit www.cranbrookfarmersmarket.com or find the @cranbrookfarmersmarket on Facebook and Instagram.


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