The Sechelt Market re-opened last weekend and I wanted to check out their new location. They’ve moved to a quiet little area of downtown with lots of nearby parking. Both ends of the street are blocked off, adding to a great ambience that just lends itself to a leisurely Saturday morning stroll to check out the products offered by over 80 vendors.
The Market is a great place to find fresh, locally grown food products as well as some of the work of our large population of local Artists. Jon Bell, shown below was one of the leaders who worked to facilitate the new location. In addition to keeping me supplied with rhubarb and arugula, he makes a fantastic slow-cooked Highland Marmalade and if you ask nicely, he’ll tell you the secret ingredient in his recipe.
Many of the food vendors have jams and preserves for sale and I was most interested in a little jar of wild nettle pesto offered next door to Jon. Further down the line, local beekeeper Martin Cook had a variety of honeys for sale .
Next door to the beekeeper I found this wonderful collection of aromatic hand made soaps and lotions… mmm, I wonder whose birthday is coming up?
… and if you’re in the need for a new coffee cup for that early morning java fix there are several talented potters to choose from. I love the warm natural colours.
There are also three or four very talented photographers at the Market and one of my favourites is Peggy Collins. I get a lot of inspiration from Peggy’s work and always make a point of stopping to talk with her. Peggy has just produced her first e-book and has it listed on Amazon. Her macro image of the fern below is a promising reminder that we’re approaching fiddle head fern season… now what did I do with that recipe??
The Sechelt Market is always an enjoyable and relaxing Saturday morning activity, as well as a place to pick up a special food item which can often inspire an entire menu for an evening dinner. Check out this recent blog for such a dinner.
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