First farmers’ market draws huge crowds
It was a first for Labrador West: a fall farmers’ market that would have a little bit of everything. Veggies for sale, many crafts, food, jams, entertainment, animals and more.
The event was part of the Canada 150 celebrations, and was a collaborative effort. Gateway Labrador was able to procure a grant from Heritage Canada for the 150 celebrations, and then working with both towns and a number of corporate sponsors put the event together.
Charlotte Walker, one of the Gateway organizers told the Aurora, “we wanted to bring some of the outside world here, and show off our local talents as well.”
The organizers also credit huge support from many local corporate and business organizations, as well as local volunteers.
We were overjoyed to see the response, people were actually here half an hour before we opened and there was lots of feedback,” Walker said.
Throughout the day people who dropped by the locations got to see amazing craft producers, had a chance to buy local vegetables, have some food, catch some music and a few amazing shows.
Meanwhile, just a few days after the first event, there are already conversations that point to the event becoming an annual affair. Organizers and participants have taken notes, and the next event promises to build on this year’s first.
Veggies abound at the farmers’ market in Labrador West. Jo Keating displays some of her many home crafted wares available for purchase. Sherry Gallant displays her many creative sealskin creations at the farmers’ market. Lee Ann Toomishie tempts the tastebuds. What’s better than fresh stir fried veggies, poached Salmon, and freshly made salsa?
Tara Taylor invites people to think differently about food and nutrition. The animals were a big attraction for the young folk.
The fire guy thrilled the audiences, day and night.
Allison Marsh gets a fall Halloween touch up from face painting artists.