By Joshua Estabrooks
Special to The Pioneer
If you havent already checked it out, make sure you click your way to www.invermerefarmersmarket.com for a quick look at the organizations brand new website complete with a slick design and user friendly feel, it allows interested vendors to make instant contact with organizers.
The first market of the season will kick off on Saturday, June 21st, and will see some old favourites and new faces behind the vendor tables as the crowds roll in. On average the market sees approximately 50 to 60 vendors each week.
We will have the same kinds of vendors but some of them will be different, said market organizer, Julia Oaks. We have great numbers this year as well. People will be happy with the selection of products.
This year, their focus has been on expanding their online presence and in turn, spreading the word about the already popular market, said Ms. Oaks. The online presence will help connect vendors with organizers, and the public with the market, she added.
A new addition this year is a booth accessible to downtown businesses as well as the District of Invermere to help advertise specials to encourage people to continue their shopping frenzy into the downtown shops.
Coinciding with the market, the Rockies hockey team will once again be selling tickets for yet another classic car. Rockies representatives will be present at all three community markets this summer (Radium, Invermere and Fairmont) selling tickets for the 1966 Mustang. Tickets cost $5 each or 5 for $20 and will be on sale until the fall. The final draw will be made at the Car Show Dance in September.