July 28, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Farmers' Markets
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Every Saturday morning during the summer the Visitor Center parking lot comes to life with the vibrant Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market. As I wandered through the many stalls and tables, I smelt the fresh fragrance of cut flowers, I heard the chatter of locals and visitors, I saw the intricate designs of handcrafted jewelry, and I enjoyed the taste of a freshly baked samosa. There was excitement everywhere, from the painted faces of children to the delighted foot tapping of those enjoying the live music. The Bulkley Valley is home to countless artisans, musicians and approximately 40 local food producers, many of which are showcased at the farmer’s market. The market is open from May until September every Saturday from 8am to noon. Also, because of the market’s convenient location, right beside the Visitor Center and Museum I find it the perfect place to grab a snack or some lunch, especially if you are looking for something fresh and delicious before heading out on the road.