By David F. Rooney
For some of the Revelstokians who regularly lay out their wares early every Saturday morning the Farmer’s Market is just a way to earn some extra cash; for others it’s their major source of income. Regardless of their motivation it is something they look forward to each week.
The products they offer are as different as their personalities. Some offer hand-knit or crocheted clothing, others serve up flavoured jerky, jams and preserves and bread and baked goods. A few are artists. All are different but they share a few over-arching characteristics. They are Revelstokians. They are proud of their community and they enjoy meeting new customers and old at the weekly Farmer’s Market.
Here are some of the Revelstokians you’ll meet when you visit the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings.
Jerky lovers will find Bob Lahue's stall particularly appealing. If you miss him at the market and can;t live without his Original-Flavoured Jerky — or the curry or teriyaki flavours, too — you can reach him at 250-837-9154. David F. Rooney photo Brian Morris is the man behind many a unique piece of woodburned or glass etched artwork. He's also a pretty talented watercolourist. Brian can be reached at 250-837-7195. David F. Rooney photo Claire Sieber is crocheting her way to creating a collective for Chilean women. She sells her own work as well as handmade textiles by rural women from Chile and BC. you can reach Claire at email@example.com. David F. Rooney photo Need a hand-carved cane or walking stick or perhaps a nice little bed for your pooch? Talk to Clem Tober. He's at 250-837-4501 when he's not at the market. David F. Rooney photo Writer and outdoorsman Conor Hurley's Stoke Roasted Coffee is a hit with many caffeine addicts. You can reach him at 250-837-4770 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. David F. Rooney photo Looking for something with which to pamper your body? Ellen Tremblay of Silky Soap and Body Care undoubtedly has what you need. You can reach her, when she's not at the market, at 250-814-0268 or by e-mail at email@example.com. David F. Rooney Freya Rasmussen folds a purchase for customers at her stall in the market. A graphic designer, she produces and sells beautiful cloth bags adorned with original photographs, When she's not at the market you can reach her at 250-200-0060. Her website is at www.freyadesign.etsy.com and he e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. David F. Rooney photo Farmer's Market Manager Janice Jarvis, shown here with her niece Melina, is also the owner of Grizzly Treats which can sate anyone's hunger for fine jams and preserves. She also offers up fresh vegetables from her own garden. When Janice is not down at the market you can reach her at 250-837-2251 or at email@example.com. David F. Rooney photo Now, strictly speaking, Lan and Jolyene Sulz aren't Revelstokians but they are the next best thing. "We're from that well-known Revelstoke suburb of Malakwa," they said last Saturday. Well, since it's so close, has historically been closely tied to Revelstoke and at least one of their sons, Gary, lives here in town, The Revelstoke Current decided to throw them into the market vendor mix as honourary Revelstokians who just so happen to offer up baked goods to hungry market prowlers. David F. Rooney photo Full-time baker and former Whisterite Kelly Roberts finally realized a dream when she moved her a year ago. Since then she has revelled in life here in Revelstoke. She and her company, Kelly's Baked in BC, can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. David F. Rooney photo Koreen Morrone offers parents hand-made children's clothing, quilts and other beautiful cloth items. When she's not at the market you can reach her at 250-837-7422, David F. Rooney photo Nancy Geismar is an award-winning potter who lives and works in Revelstoke. Her original designs are a hot item. When owner of EarthenFire Art is not at the market she can be reached by phone at 250-837-3211 or by e-mail at email@example.com. David F. Rooney photo Sarah Fenwick and her daughter Kayla were tempting dog owners with a wide variety of freeze-dried dog treats ranging from slices of beef heart, venison and ostrich liver to an all-around favourite, Liver Sprinkles. If you miss her at the market you can reach her through her website, www.dogseatraw.ca. David F. Rooney photo Sharie Ko of Sharie's Handmade Accessories offers bright and pretty items to a largely feminine crowd. She can be reached at 250-837-9541 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. David F. Rooney photo Where would the market be without coffee? Sherrelle Anderson's Werewolf Coffee offers locals the kind of heady brew they need to keep howling through the night. David F. Rooney photo Expert wood turner Steve O'Reilly, a long-time veteran of the Farmer's Market, poses with his granddaughter and top sales assistant Isleish Grier. Steve produces fantastic bowl, salad tongs and other items of tableware from local woods. If you miss him at the market you can reach him at 250-837-9586. David F. Rooney photo Tanya Secord of Cover Me Cozy, which specializes in children's bedding and accessories, is no stranger to the local business scene. If you miss her at the market you can reach her at 250-814-0050 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Her website is at www.covermecozy.ca.David F. Rooney photo You've no doubt seen Trevor Kehler's bags around. They're the innovative ones that are made from recycled seatbelts. If you miss him at the market you can reach him at 250-814-5701 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is www.recycledseatbelts.ca.David F. Rooney photo Wendy Mulligan, posing here with her husband Richard, is the woman behind the delicious treats from Chocolate Summit. She's also president of the Farmer's Market Association.If you miss her at the market you can reach her at 250-837-1185 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Wendy's website is at www.chocolatesummit.com. David F. Rooney photo Wesley Barisoff offers up clothing of his own design through the Wesley B. Clothing Co.. If you miss him at the market you can reach him at 250-837-1376 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. David F. Rooney photo Jane Lowey of Scrap Attic poses with some of her wares at the Farmer's Market. You can reach Jane via e-mail at email@example.com. David F. Rooney photo