August 12th

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



July 8th

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!



Happy Canada Day!

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.


Summertime at the Market

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.



June 17th

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!MarketPanoramic_rs


Welcome to June!

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


Christmas Market – Sunday November 22nd

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

Friday, October 9th

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.