New Luxton market aimed at moms

Small and home-based businesses catered to at Luxton fairgrounds this weekend

Organizer Tarra Rosenke lights one of the candles similar to those she plans to sell at the Market at Luxton.

Two moms are building a market to fill a void.

During six weeks at Christmas Mel Bengtson is busy selling photography and jewelry at all the Christmas craft fairs she can get into. This small business is her only job.

While waiting for spring to come and the market season to pick back up, she decided to host a market with her friend and fellow entrepreneur Tarra Rosenke.

Rosenke sells candles through a home party company and works two days a week selling insurance.

The women run their home businesses so they can stay home with their children and wanted a way to pick up business. So they decided to start The Market at Luxton.

The market is at the Luxton fairgrounds hall and about 30 vendors, mostly women and mothers will have small business on display selling items including crafts, food storage containers, jewelry and esthetics services.

The show is being marketed as an evening of shopping for women.

“My husband will be at my table for a bit. Men are welcome to come, we aren’t going to turn them away,” Bengtson said.

These two moms know how nice it can be to shop without their children touching everything on display and thought having a kids area at the market was essential.

“We will have older kids on the stage watching the kids and there will be colouring sheets for them,” said Rosenke. “They are on the stage so you can still see your kids while you are shopping.”

Admission is free. If this market is successful the women hope to make it a monthly event.

“Quite a few people are new at this market,” said Bengtson. “It’s not the same people you see at every market in Langford.”

 

The Market at Luxton is on Wednesday Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1040 Marwood Ave.

 

 

Just Posted

Fire in Sooke hills park likely caused by campfire

Crews currently focus on hot spots

Remains of two people found in Ucluelet

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to Ryan Daley or Dan Archbald

New one-way access to Peatt Road from Larkhall Road in Langford

City of Langford asking residents to use caution in the roundabout on Peatt Road

Suman, mom of Reena Virk, has died

Mother of 1997 murder victim became an activist against bullying

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Helping B.C.’s helpers cope

The MRT has helped almost 7,000 first responders and street workers in 57 communities in B.C.

Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

A B.C. Supreme Court judge acquitted Othman Hamdan of terrorism charges last September

Search for capsized fishers near Tofino enters fourth day

“There’s a lot of shock in the community in terms of how we could end up at this place.”

B.C. announces $75M to help friends, family care for seniors at home

Funding will go towards respite care and adult day programs

Timely tide attracts another pod of orcas to Victoria

The pod left the harbour about 30 minutes later

Most Read