The talented crafters and gardeners of the west side have a new showcase for their creativity.
The new Mosaic Market will run Saturdays at Westshore Park starting tomorrow.
“I thought it would be nice for us people in a rural community to have a market of our own. There are so many artisans and people who grow things here,” said Audrey Turcotte, one of the organizers.
“Everyone I talked to was excited about it and I have had a lot of people helping me to get organized.”
The market will have a wide selection of items for sale, including baking, vegetables, eggs, wood products, home decor, sewing, soap, pet food, candles, jewelry, photography, garden decorations, plants and flowers. Turcotte will have peonies, gladioli and dahlias in season.
“The market is a really good mixture — a mosaic, I like to say,” she said.
“I think local markets are wonderful and many more people are wanting to buy local where they know the vendors. We are proud to provide quality products for our community and area. And it’s fun to get out and meet your neighbours.”
Turcotte invites everyone to come out and enjoy the market and the park, which has a playground, picnic tables and toilets. There will be free coffee on opening day and local entertainment at all the markets.
The first Mosaic Market is May 19 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Westshore Park and will run every Saturday with the last market of the season on Labour Day weekend. The park is 12 miles from the junction of Westside Road and Highway 97, right and uphill on Westshore Road. Look for signs. For more information, call Turcotte at 250-542-7381.