July 02, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Farms & Markets
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Starting at 8:30 am in the Coop Mall parking of Dawson Creek is the Farmers Market which runs through to 12:30pm. This attraction has become a ritual for myself, going down weekly to one of the local vendors to purchase homemade oatmeal raisin cookies (which are to die for!!). I love coming to this market because I have the opportunity to buy top-quality farm-fresh products directly from the person who produces them. These products stem from jewellery, to wool, to wood carvings to homemade pies/jams, and bath soaps. Another bonus to going to the market is that you will not find these products anywhere else!! I also like the fact that you can actually see and talk to the person who made or grew the product I am purchasing.
What is great about this farmers market is that it is an attraction that brings people together, tourists, local businesses and the local people. It generates activity in an otherwise quiet parking lot, hosting a friendly & welcoming atmosphere. They even set up picnic tables so you can mingle with family and friends.
This farmers market is a great way to support locals in the area and connect with them. They love what they sell and put so much time and hard work into it. So in my effort to help farmers and local vendors keep doing what they do and bring fresh products to the community and I am sharing this tid-bit with you, to check it out. There is something at the Dawson Creek Farmers Market for everyone!!