It's Market Time


When spring daffodils and crocuses dot our greenways we know it’s time for outdoor markets.

Farm Markets, with roots in bygone days, are popular because of that direct connection with producers. They bring people together and there is so much to learn: farmers and artisans meet neighbours, urban dwellers may learn about farming; and kids find out where their food comes from. And it’s all outdoors in the fresh air with music and the Comox Glacier as a backdrop.

Our local market, the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market, moves outdoors in April. Think flowers, breads and pastries, fruits and veggies, meats, fish and wine - to name just a few things.

A variety of vendors set up shop on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds (4839 Headquarters Rd). Sweet Spread Farm is one vendor at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market - pictured here - displaying a variety of locally produced sauces and more. Another vendor, Green Mountain Bees showcased a mason bee display which included her beautiful book called Sunshine and Pollen, The Life of Mason Bees, written by Monika Grünberg and illustrated by Alexandra Troop.

Outdoor farm markets are a bit old fashioned and a lot of fun - which is nice - and a great way to spend a spring morning.

By the way, I have just produced a new card with a Market illustration available at local shops. Happy Spring!

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