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Evening market tests Wednesday waters

Fresh produce straight from the farm is just one of the perks market-goers can expect at the Goldstream Station evening market, next Wednesday (Aug. 27) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial park. - Submitted photo
Fresh produce straight from the farm is just one of the perks market-goers can expect at the Goldstream Station evening market, next Wednesday (Aug. 27) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial park.
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From plump tomatoes and crisp rainbow carrots to farm fresh eggs, local honey and pungent teas, the Goldstream Station market has something to make everyone’s taste buds tingle.

Next Wednesday it will open its doors for a trial evening market from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial park.

“It’s going to target a whole different group of people,” said manager Kate King. “It’s for people who maybe don’t have time to come out to the Saturday market.”

Market-goers can expect to see the same fantastic vendors as on the weekend, King said, including fresh produce from Littler Farms, the Pollock Family Farm and Shalebank Farm; heritage wooden buckets, small barrels and wooden kitchen tools from The Drying Shed; delectable baked goods from Baba’s Bakery and Bake My Day; handmade cheeses and yogurts from Cheese Pointe Farm; and all manner of jams, jellies and chutneys from Highland Bread and Jams.

Dozens of other booths are dedicated to pottery, arts and crafts, handmade soaps and bath goodies, jewelry and clothing.

Grab a relaxing massage in between visiting the many food trucks, or start tapping your toes to Route 66’s classic rock stylings as they belt out favourites from the ‘80s and beyond.

The evening is geared to be very family-friendly, King said.

“We have a wonderful children’s area with a face painter, a piano school that comes out with percussion instruments, and we have a wonderful fellow that makes great balloon animals. The kids will definitely enjoy themselves.”

The market is pet-friendly as well, so feel free to bring your leashed dog along to enjoy the festivities.

“We’re encouraging people to come out, throw down a picnic blanket and have dinner with us,” said King. “It’s a very relaxed, very community- based atmosphere.”

If turnout is strong, King says she wants to hold at least one more evening market before the season ends, and hopefully two.

 

“We want to give the community what they want.”

 

 

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