WHITE ROCK — The White Rock Farmers' Market will be packing away the tents and taking things indoors starting this Sunday, Oct. 20 kicking off the winter version of the market.
With the summer iteration having wrapped up its summer season on Oct. 13, market manager Helen Fathers said that doesn't mean people won't be able to get their fix of artisan goods and local produce. In fact, Fathers said that this year's winter market, which will run every Sunday until Dec. 15, will also feature produce vendors for the first time.
"What happened in the past was we used to have a month off and then have one market in November and one in December and in that month from the summer to the winter we would lose all of the produce vendors," said Fathers.
Now, with the winter market picking up right after the summer one ends, Fathers said those vendors would be able to continue offering local produce to White Rock.
"Really, produce is what brings people to the market then they buy other things," said Fathers. "A lot of people come for the produce and they can still continue to do that so we're thrilled to be able to offer the service."
Fathers also noted that visitors and guests could look forward to holiday-themed goods closer to Christmas, and some have already begun offering autumn-inspired wares.
"There's definitely fall stuff at the market and a lot of vendors do theme things towards holidays to entice customers."
The White Rock Farmers' Market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Hall at 1469 George St. in White Rock until Dec. 15.
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