In Pictures: The Winter Market

By David F. Rooney

With only a few weeks until Christmas hundreds of people came out for the second to last Winter Market before Christmas on Saturday.

Were you one of them and, if so, did you get everything you need? If you didn’t you’ll be pleased to know there’s another on December 16.

Here are a few images of this week’s market:

Kelly Roberts shows potential customers some of her Christmas baked goods, including her superb gingerbread houses during Saturday's Farmers' Market. If you didn't get a chance to to purchase one of her tasty constructions you can make your own using the directions in Leslie Savage's latest Savage Delights column. David F. Rooney photo
Marilee Planden and Cheryl Wolgram smile for the camera at the Museum & Archives' booth at Saturday's market. Their big seller? The Museum's Christmas cookbook. David F. Rooney photo
Children's book author Mieke Blommestein (left) makes a sale at her booth. She is selling The Tale of Charlie The Toad, the second in her series of children's books infused with gentle moral lessons. David F. Rooney photo
Anne Popjes vamps for the camera as she tries to win the Revelstoke & District Human Society's gingerbread house for the third year in a row. David F. Rooney phoro
Pets' photos with Santa is a popular annual event staged by the Revelstoke & District Humane Society at this time of year. Here, photographer John Morrison prepares (top image) to take a photo of Rod Kessler and his dog with Barry (Just-Call-Me-Santa) Ozero. As he triggers the shutter (bottom image) there's a split-second burst of light as his flash goes off, bathing everyone in light. David F. Rooney photo
Virginia Thompson checks her list for the ingredients she needs for a special meal at the Wild Flight Farm booth at the market. David F. Rooney photo
Patti Shonek hugs her son, Shawn Lee, at their booth. Patti specializes in jewellery while Shawn's line of hand-painted tiles sold out. David F. Rooney photo
Ceramist Nancy Geismar (left) dickers with Toni Johnston at the market. A long-time vendor at the summer and winter markets, Geismar's line of ceramic mugs, bowls and plates are popular with people who appreciate fine pottery. David F. Rooney
Lan and Jolyene Sulz (back and right) of Thimbleberry Farm in Malakwa make a sale. Their delicious pies and breads are very popular. David F. Rooney photo
Miriam Williams talks children's author Chic Sharp about his latest addition to the My Twelve Brothers and Me series. Chic was kept on his toes Saturday afternoon as he appeared at the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and tried to maintain contact with his booth at the Farmers' Market. David F. Rooney photo
Chantal Faucher's customer wheels around as the photographer's flash goes off. Faucher was tending Chic Sharp's booth at the market while he was appearing as the guest of honour at the library's Appreciation Tea Saturday afternoon. David F. Rooney photo