It’s Chester Race Week this week and time to get your party on! If you’ve been out sailing or dancing the night away drop into the market for some Laughing Whale coffee to perk you up in the morning and to stock up on all your produce needs for the weekend. Lots of great artisan products available too! Come Grow With Us!
For this weeks entertainment we have the sweet vocals and guitar of Jessica Russell. In our Community space we have CPONS – Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia.
We have a wide selection of artisan products this week with the following vendors:
Nancy’s Seaweed Soaps; Nourished Natural Self Care; Ginger’s Ceramics; Beady Eye Jewelry; Joey Carter’s Jewelry; K. John Mason Ironworks, Fox’s Folly Woodworking; Nancy with Watkins products, Healing Gardens floral arrangements, Michele Rivard’s whimsical windchimes and more …
Coffee and hot food by George Evans and Indus Cuisine; apple cider from Suprima Farms and hard cider from Stone Poste Cidery
Our farmers are Higbee’s Berry Farm with a selection of fruit and veggies; R&R Corkums with meat products, eggs, etc.; Bonny Lea Farm with herbs, oils, compost and more; and Melanie from Sweet Spot Farms
Jams, jellies, pickles, and chutneys by June Boehner
And last, but not least, all manner of seafood from the Fish Store with Eric and Sandra Publicover
New to the market this week are: Sweet Spot Farms
Away this week are: Dykeman Folkart
Friday is Market Day in Chester – rain or shine! La Vendeenne is back this week as well as most of the regular vendors. Artisans whose products are affected by damp weather will be away.
We will have the music of Amy (from Mama’s Broke Band) and a friend to keep us lively and on our toes so drop by and give them a listen to!
In our Community space we will have Chase the Ace, and Kirk from the Resource Recovery Fund Board.
Come Grow with Us!
July 1st is Market Day in Chester and we are celebrating with cake, live music, flags and face-painting! It’s going to be a fun day so stop in for a visit, have a coffee and a snack, or lunch, and enjoy our regular vendors.
New to the market this week:
K. John Mason Ironworks offering ornamental ironworks that include yard figures, trellises, plant brackets, hooks, lanterns and much more.
Michelle Rivard with her wind chimes made from antique silver, brass and copper tea sets, tea pots and other whimsical containers and silverware.
We would also like to welcome Ernie Bezanson with his beach rock birds who started with the market last week.
Bonny Lea, Kindred Spirit Glass, Robin’s Roost and Nancy Humby (Watkins) are away this week. Chase the Ace is back this week.
Our music will be provided by Weather Advisory. They are a blues, rock and boogie band based out of Lunenburg County.
Well summer is finally here and it’s going to be a beautiful day at the market this week.
Beady Eye Jewelry is back for the season. Welcome back Robin! Snowbird Sarongs are also here this week.
Kindred Spirit Glass and Robin’s Roost are away this week.
We will have music by Clas Larsson from Mahone Bay. Clas plays saxophone and clarinet and likes to roam the market with his jazzy sounds.
In our Community Booth we have Reverend Curtis McDonald promoting Sherbrooke Lake Camp.
Friday is Market day in Chester and this Friday the sun is going to shine! It’s also Father’s day weekend and we’d like to wish all the dad’s a Happy Father’s Day.
Back this week is Bonny Lea Farms with their herbs, herbal oils, and other home grown goodness. We also welcome newcomer Mark Powers who creates artisan craft from recycled glass.
Our picnic tables are now in a central area handy to the food and drink vendors so please stay for a while and enjoy your lunch in the sun.
Chase the Ace is in our Community space this week so drop in and pick up your winning ticket!
Friday is Market Day in Chester – Come Grow With Us!
An updated list of vendors has been added to the site and we are very excited to have most of our 2015 vendors back with us as well as some new faces. Our Community Group this week is Carter from the Mersey Tobiatic Research Centre.
Two of our picnic tables have been moved into the Market area near the food vendors with one remaining under the shade trees. Please bear with us as we continue to juggle vendor spaces to get the right fit plus accommodate new additions each week. Joey’s Jewelry and Snowbird Sarongs are away this week. New this week: Cece Young with vermicomposting from her earthworm farm.
Our farmers this week are:
R&R Corkum Farms
Robin’s Roost from Windhorse Farm
Fresh seafood from the Fish Store with Eric and Sandra
For the garden: Not Just Irises; Cece Young – vermicomposting
Hot Food: Indus Cuisine and Jason Remai (great honey and maple syrup too)
Coffee, Cider and Haskapa products: George Evans
Bread, Baked Goods, etc.: Boulanderie La Vendeenne; Brenda’s Baked Goods; June Boehner’s Jam & Jellies & more
Artisans: Dykeman’s Folk Art; Ginger (East Coast Promotions); Nourished Natural Self Care; Seaweed Soaps by Nancy; Watkins/Ultimate Cloth
The Chester Farmers’ & Artisan Market Board of Directors would like to thank all of our vendors who participated in the market during 2015. We would also like to thank all of our customers who supported the market this year, helping us to grow into a viable and successful market. We look forward to seeing you in May 2016.
The Chester Farmers’ & Artisan Market association will be holding our first Christmas Market on Sunday, November 22nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Chester (corner of Duke & Union Sts) in the upstairs hall area.
We are very excited about our Christmas Market and have invited some friends and vendors from other markets to join us in creating a lively market holiday atmosphere. We invite you to join us for a bite to eat and some holiday shopping.
Looking for something extra special for your Christmas gift giving? We have wonderful handcrafted wood and woolen products, jewelry, jams & jellies, seaweed soap, candies & candles, fresh bread, meats & seafood for Christmas dining, and more! Hot food & drink available.
Our list of vendors are:
|Beady Eye Jewellery – beautiful jewelry crafted from polymer clay and embellishments
|Laughing Whale Coffee
|Bonny Lea Farms – herbal oils
|Boulanderie La Vendeenne – an assortment of baked breads and other goodies
|Dykeman Folk Art – unique, one-of-a-kind folk art
|Good Natured – photography and felting
|Fox’s Folly Woodworks – handcrafted fine wood products
|Handcrafted by Lois – hand knit hats & cowls, jewelry, etc.
|Haskapa Products – George will also be in the kitchen cooking up baked beans & brown bread, sausages & fish cakes
Higbee’s Farm – fall produce
|Indus Cuisine – Ruxhsana is back with her fantastic curry!
|Joey Carter – jewelry
|R&R Corkum – fresh farm meats, homemade jams and more
|Rocky Top Farm – fresh farm meats & poultry, eggs and cheese
|Seawood Soaps – unique handcrafted soap made with goodness from the sea
|Snowbird Sarongs – beautiful sarongs for that winter vacation down south
|Sumarlea’s Arts & Crafts – a variety of felted and hooked items, beachglass jewelry and some gluten free treats
|The Fish Store – all things of the ocean
|Irene’s Preserves – jams, jellies, homemade truffles & peppermint patties, and more
|Fresh Functional Art – artwork
|Pine Things – handcrafted pine corner cabinets, vegetable bins, etc.
|Medway Candles – beautiful beeswax candles in all shapes and sizes
|Century House Pottery – all things pottery – beautiful, functional pottery and more whimsical pieces
Michele Nauss – felted and hooked handicrafts, ornaments & Christmas goodies
Mary Norwood – woven rope mats & buckets
Nancy McDonald – a variety of wreaths
| Brenna Lord – artwork, art patches, and unique clothing
Wow! Here we are at the end of our outdoor Market season. It’s going to be a bright, sunny fall day tomorrow and we are looking forward to seeing everyone.
We have some market magnets to give away tomorrow and some flyers about our 1st Christmas Market which is going to be held on Sunday,November 22nd at the Chester Legion so stay tuned for more about that.
We would like to thank all of our customers who came out to the market on the sunny days and on the rainy days! We would also like to thank our vendors for helping to make this years market a success. We’ve had some changes along the way and have received only positive feedback about our new location in the lower area. We have had power installed so that Zach our ‘coffee guy’ could be down there with the other vendors and next year our coffee and food will both be located there.