Love Farmers Markets all over the world, and Whistler’s got it’s own charming version that feels more local than touristy. Vendors from around town produce goods made with love, and wanting to make some extra cash for their efforts. It’s not exactly the cheapest goods around town, but if you want unique and high quality this is it. This goes from food, jewellery, art, photography (the most hectic nature/animal photography I’ve seen is in one of these stalls).
Out of the 35+ stands, there’s a lot of gimmicks and stuff that do not interest me, but my favourite food-related ones are the following:
This, my friends, is the REAL mystery box. for $30 a week, you get a box full of fresh vegetables and herbs from Pemberton (An hour north from Whistler, famous for the vegetables, especially their potatoes). You’re not sure what you get, just whatever is growing that week – I call that real sustainability and use of local produce! I hope there’s some wild mushrooms this week; I’ve picked the life out of all the spots I know.
Free Samples!! This lady selling her own sauces, I swear there was soy sauce in it, and the ingredient list says ‘soybeans’, so naturally I asked if it was real soybeans or soy sauce: “*awkward*.. it’s a secret recipe.” lol at homemade labels. Nice sauce though! Tequila and lime bbq mmm…
Talking about bread…
My friends from Purebread!! Jeez they were crowded; they’ve been at these markets for I don’t know how long (I really don’t); but the masses speak for themselves – best bread in Whistler!
I want to show more on the live music, fresh made salsa stand, the outdoor climbing wall, the chilli tank (it’s a real military tank) – but it’s too much; just come and have a look for yourself and see what Whistler locals have to offer!
And this horse is SO doped up. As my farmer friend puts it; “if that horse was in a normal state, he would have kicked those kids in the face by now!” CHARLIEEEEE!!
Whistler Farmers Markets – Every Sunday 11-4pm
check their website for more details: http://www.whistlerfarmersmarket.org/