While the regular summer market season has come to an end, the Royal City Farmers Market Association is proud to announce that New Westminster locavores won’t have to wait until next June for their farmers market fix. This December, RCFM will launch a new monthly Winter Market in New Westminster.
The Winter Market will be a monthly event on selected Saturdays from December to April in the hall at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and will feature locally produced meat, fresh winter produce (such as beets, cabbage, chard, onions, and potatoes) as well as prepared foods (jams, pickles, pies, dips and sauces), hot food, artisans and crafters, live music and other entertainment, children’s activities, community booths and more.
As market regulars know, RCFM has been asking for feedback from customers and vendors on overall market performance, as well as gauging demand for a winter market. The online and in-person survey showed overwhelming support for a winter market, from both customers and vendors.
It was no small feat to choose a location. It had to be central, affordable, accessible by car and public transit, provide both indoor and outdoor space for vendors, wheelchair accessible, power & water access, and large enough to accommodate a healthy crowd of vendors and customers. The hall at Holy Trinity Cathedral more than meets all our requirements.
It was a great summer season for our New Westminster Farmers Market: strong attendance, happy vendors, and some of the best rates of participation in the B.C. Farmers Market Association Nutrition Coupon Program. We are confident our new Winter Market will continue in the same tradition.
Watch for full details soon on market dates, vendors and entertainment.
Want to get involved?
- Volunteer opportunities
- Apply to be a vendor or set up a community table
- Join the RCFM Association
- Write a guest post or submit a photo for our website
- Contact us to make a donation
The Winter Market will be held once a month on a Saturday between December 2009 and April 2010 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall, 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster.