Brilliant carrots

Grey skies, rain don’t dampen final market

Farmers, artisans, wrap up season at Veteran’s Memorial Park

 

Angela Cowan

News Gazette staff

Despite a sudden downpour just after lunch and wintery winds emerging for the first time this fall, the final Goldstream Station Market at Veteran’s Memorial Park still had a few die-hard market lovers perusing the booths on Saturday.

Tables were piled high with carrots, beets and hardy winter greens while displays of pumpkins and squash offered a bright pop of colour on the grey day.

Sheltered under the gazebo, guitar in hand and drummer backing him up, Kemal Evans performed songs from his debut album No Pressure System, including “To Pieces,” his soulful voice winding out throughout the market and bringing more than a few people wandering over to take in the melodies.

“He’s definitely going somewhere,” said market manager Kate King. “We’ve had him play here a few times, and it’s always popular.”

Saturday’s market was the last of the season, but it will start up again next May, said King, adding she can hardly wait for the spring to come.

“It’s such a fun market. I’m going to miss it so much.”

acowan@goldstreamgazette.com