Do you love fresh local produce, mouth-watering baked goods, natural organic health and beauty products and original art? Then join the crowds heading to the Sooke Country Market opening day on Saturday (May 7).
Chick Wagon Band will provide musical entertainment to kick off the season.
Several of the vendors will be back to “make it, bake it, grow it” this season.
Silvercloud Farm, operated by Teresa Willman, will be back with organically grown vegetables, plant starts and fruit.
Nancy Bennett from Three Sisters Farm, which specializes in heritage and standard breed chickens as well as GMO-free, free range eggs, veggies, berries, plants and preserves.
Lindsay Nelson, operating Redearth Farm, offers organically grown plant starts, fresh greens, vegetables, fruit, and free range eggs.
Homesteaderz Farm, operated by Mara Morrison, provides organically grown fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs, flowers, plant starts, and preserves.
Sheila Wallace is back with her famous Coastal Crunch Granola and nutritionally inspired Tsunami bars, Sooke Potholes Powerballs, Juan de Fuca Trail Cookies and nourishing weekly specials.
Returning in June, Sooke Artisan Bakery, Maureen Hodgson offers baking as well as sourdough, sunflower oatmeal and focaccia breads.
Carol Harding sells rose petal jelly, honey and bees wax candles.
Huckleberry Hill booth, operated by Hilary Childs, offers pure, botanical, essential oil fragrance, handmade soaps, lotions, deodorants and body care products.
Also returning this year, Mike Downey’s woodworking; Apothecary Herb and Art Farm with herbs tended by Tessa; and Trina’s one-of-a-kind wind chimes.
Sooke Country Market is open Saturday every May to October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.