Metchosin resident Kerry van Wiltenburg checks out the tie-dyed underwear at the Dyety booth during the final Metchosin Farm Market of the season Sunday beside the fire hall.

Curtain falls on the 2016 Metchosin market season

Main Sunday selling time finished, but Christmas market still to come

As vendors began to pack up their wares for the final regular Metchosin Farmers’ Market last Sunday, Jacqui Anderson was keen to talk about another successful season on the Happy Valley Road municipal grounds.

“It’s been fantastic,” said Anderson, who serves as market president. “We’ve had a six-per-cent increase in our members from last year, we have different musicians every week … it’s a true country market.”

Anderson has been involved for seven years, first as a vendor and now as a board member. She said it draws customers from around the region and a broad base of sellers – as many as 35 different vendors have set up shop on the municipal grounds over the course of the five-plus month season.

“The nice thing I like about it is you’ve got the music there, you’ve got people sitting with their coffee or lunch and enjoying the music, and shopping … it’s a little bit of everything.”

There are plans to change the look of the market for next season, Anderson said, but in the shorter term, the focus now turns to the Christmas market on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The regular $15 per table vendor fee becomes a minimum $5 donation for that event, the proceeds from which will go to the Goldstream Food Bank. Watch for details at the Metchosin Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

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