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Success of first Westsyde farmers' market leads to new winter indoor market

A successful first year for the Westsyde farmers' market has led organizers to expand into an indoor vendors' market during the cooler seasons.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Westsyde Fellowship Church
October 09, 2019 - 6:00 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Westsyde farmers' market that launched earlier this year will continue through the winter season, according to organizer Anne Louwersheimer.

She says a successful first year has led to the creation of the indoor Westsyde vendors' market.

“The first season went really well,” Louwersheimer says. “Because it went well, we decided to do the indoor market, that was kind of always the idea and the plan behind it all, that if the farmers' market went well we would do an indoor one as well.”

The Westsyde vendors' market will start on Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and run every couple of weeks until December when they take a break around the holidays. She says they will likely continue the market in the spring, and hopes to make it a constant fixture.  

Louwersheimer says that the indoor market will feature meat, herbs, crafts, prepared foods, buskers and more. She says 22 vendors have signed up for the first event and she is looking to fill the space with more.

“We’re looking at giving ten by ten spaces so it's more like the farmers' market outside,” Louwersheimer says.

She is hopeful that this market will be successful, as the first year of the Westsyde farmers market gained more community support than she expected.

“It was amazing how many people come out from the community to support it,” Louwersheimer says. “People even came out in the rain and vendors sold out in the rain even, and it was just amazing to see all that support in the community.”

The Westsyde vendors' market will be held in Westsyde Fellowship Church at 2833 Westsyde Road. It will take place from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and 24, and Dec. 8 and 15.

You can click here for more information or apply as a vendor at the Westsyde Vendors Market.

A successful first year for the Westsyde farmers' market has led organizers to expand into an indoor vendors' market during the cooler seasons.
A successful first year for the Westsyde farmers' market has led organizers to expand into an indoor vendors' market during the cooler seasons.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Westsyde Fellowship Church

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