By David F. Rooney
The Farmer’s Market is always an eagerly awaited event in Revelstoke’s community life and that’s especially true in late winter when people treasure the opportunity to purchase fresh vegies, meats, sausages and baked goods as well as CDs of local musicians, hand-crafted toys, ceramics and personal adornments. Or perhaps just to connect with friends.
This year’s Christmas Farmer’s Market was no exception. I captured a few moments of it and hope you enjoy as much as I did taking them:
The Community and Seniors' Centres were a hive of activity on Saturday during the Christmas Farmer's Market. Besides fresh vegies, baked goods, meats and sausages you could pickup personal adornments, musical CDs, hand-crafted toys, ceramics and other items. David F. Rooney photo Denis Severino (left), Maggie Davis (centre) and friends jammed away to the delights of vendors and customers. David F. Rooney photo Four members of Sister Girl — Joanne Stacey (left), Sharlene Foisy, Russ Brackenbury and Stephanie Ballendine (right) had fun singing while selling copies of their CDs. Unfortunately, the cases of their latest CD, which they had expected for the weekend, did not arrive in time for the market. However, it will be on sale later this coming week and people who purchased copies in advance can pick them up at the Talisman Fibre & Trading Company Tuesday or Wednesday. David F. Rooney photo Creative crafters Patti Shonek (left), Holly Eastabrook and Uta Maraun share a moment Saturday afternoon. David F. Rooney photo As you might expect demand swiftly outstripped the supply of fresh vegetables at the market. This was all that was left by 2:30 pm. David F. Rooney photo Butter dishes anyone? Toni Johnston tempts Laura Stovel with a couple of the butter dishes she created for the market. David F. Rooney photo
Ellen Tremblay (left) and Lisa Feuz of the Revelstoke & District Humane Society share a laugh Saturay afternoon when Tremblay dropped by the Human Society tables to pick up the City's official No. 1 dog tag which she acquired through a hotly contested silent auction. Tremblay found her self in a bidding war with Rob Lamont and ultimately aced him with a $500 bid. Ellen says she's happy to know her money is going to a worthy cause. David F. Rooney photo