Markets Galore Today
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George has plenty to offer in the way of market fair today, with both home-grown and retail products on display in a number of market settings.
First off, the Wilson Square Community Farmers’ Market is open from 8:30 am to 2 pm, with vendors selling home-baked goods, home-crafted products, flower and vegetable plants, foods of various types and items for your pets. The Wilson Square Market is located next to the Prince George Native Friendship Centre on Third Avenue.
The Prince George Farmers Market on 6th Avenue is also open from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Vendors sell everything from foods to crafts, flowers to jewelry, vegan and gluten-free products, leather goods, pet treats and many other items.
And just across George Street you’ll find the City Hall Market, which is open today from 10 am to 2 pm. Organizer Terry Jones explains that back in May “I started it with some other “friends of the market” from the Farmers Market. Due to their policies (locally made, grown) we could no longer be part of that market so I thought I would start a retail market close by so that we could all be together.”
“So I picked out nine dates out of the summer for the market to run on Saturdays. There’s approximately 35 vendors signed up, but they don’t attend every market. They picked out six of the nine dates to attend, and it’s all retail and crafters and artisans in the community.”
Retail products available on a cash and carry basis include jewelry, makeup lines, local artists with photography and paintings, Tupperware, wickless candles, women’s, infant and toddler clothing, oils, pet food, crafted soaps, bath essentials, tote bags and purses, crotchet, knit and sewn items and more. There is also children’s face painting and a few food vendors on site.
The first “retail” market was on May 27th. Remaining dates besides today are August 12th, August 26th and September 2nd.
The market operates on the grounds in front of City Hall.