Trail’s downtown market a nice addition

There is now a Farmers Market every other Friday in Downtown Trail. It is held on the Esplanade with tents way into Jubilee Park.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce and the City of Trail for allowing the residents of the Kootenay Boundary to enjoy a Farmers Market in downtown Trail.

For those of you still unfamiliar, there is now a Farmers Market every other Friday in Downtown Trail. It is held on the Esplanade with tents meandering into way into Jubilee Park.

The setting could not be more beautiful. There is a wonderful breeze off the water and most of the vendors are shaded by the mature trees of the park.

During the market the organizers and City Counsellors can be seen shooing the pigeons away from the tents and shoppers.

There is a cheerful attitude among all the vendors and shoppers. It seems that the idea for a downtown market is long overdue. The first market was held June 15 and all subsequent markets are on a bi-weekly basis. The next one is July 13.

Most people I have spoken too agree that the only improvement needed at this time would be to  hold it weekly, but as it is new to town we must bow to the judgement of the hardworking organizers and submit to the schedule set out. When all involved prove the viability of the market I am sure it will be weekly.

There is a eclectic mix of merchandise for sale at the market. Everything from handmade jewellery, baking , doll clothes, homemade dog treats, hand stitched toys, herbal products and of course produce.

The market is held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. so there is loads of time to stop by before you head out of town for the weekend.

So come on down this Friday morning and either participate as a vendor of shop and support local artisans and farmers. I bet you won’t find a more pleasant way to spent a Friday morning in Trail.

Diana SiemensTrail