Playing an important role in the redevelopment of health and well-being within our communities, farmers markets are here to stay, and for good reason. The demand for fresh produce, locally made items and healthy alternatives in skin care etc. has risen considerably in the past decade. Consumers are wanting nutritious and pesticide free produce, sustainably made clothing and housewares, and local art. But most of all folks love getting to know where their purchases come from, how they’re made, and by whom.
The Whistler Farmers Market runs May-October, twice a week, Wednesday and Sundays in the Upper Village. Each passing year has brought a record number of visitors, including last summer, it just keeps getting better every year! You can find fresh produce from many wonderful local sea to sky farms, delicious food and beverage stands that will blow your socks off to have such amazing food made ready for you fresh, and of course dozens of amazing artisans showcasing their uber talent from clothing, jewelry, art, crafts, and so much more.
I am proud to have been accepted once again as a vendor this year, and am of course bringing my leggings to you with much love and excitement. With old (favourites) and new designs being displayed every week, you may be lucky enough to come on a day where I launch a new legging. And June 17th's market will be just that… a fresh and exciting collaborative design release, and if you haven’t already seen it, head on over to our social media channels where I have leaked some details ;) Here's a little sneak peek:
I am also bringing you some brand new original art pieces, inspired by Whistler's vibrant natural beauty.
Also in the mix, will be some clothing pieces from silk dresses to organic shawls that you, my customers have been telling me all the amazing uses you have for them. Ranging from a sarong, blanket, towel, head wrap, scarf, shawl to a hanging wall piece… THANK YOU for letting me know all these great uses!
A great place to come and feel part of a community, the market also offers what online shopping does not, a chance to feel things out. Here you can try on clothing, feel the material and ask the vendor who is usually the creator of the products you are seeing, how the product is made as well as their inspiration. We truly feel that it does make a difference and adds value to your purchase knowing the story behind it.
“I love the interaction I have with each and every person who stops at my booth, whether they purchase a piece or not, I just love the community the market creates. Some of the other vendors feel like family and my customers are my friends. We share stories from the past year and catch up on things like where my leggings have travelled. And my family literally IS at the market, as my husband Ron Denessen also has a booth selling his paintings, and our boys love helping us on Sundays. The market is home to them. I very much look forward to this time of the year and enjoy every minute. See you all soon!”
With love, Heidi
WHISTLER FARMERS MARKET DAYS
May to October
July & August
Holiday Saturdays 11am-4pm
June 30th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th