The downtown Invermere Farmers and Artisans Market is close to winding down a successful season.

“It’s gone really well this summer and been quite successful. We’ve gradually been increasing the number of vendors throughout the summer as new ones keep popping up each week,” said market co-organizer Ray Brydon.

The market had a trial run in mid-June, which saw 40 vendors, and Mr. Brydon estimates that the Labour Day long weekend likely featured 75 vendors.

“There’s such a great diversity of vendors. I’m really happy and the (Windermere Branch) Legion (which runs the market) is really happy with what’s taken place,” he said.

The market welcomed a host of brand new vendors this year, added Mr. Brydon, including two distillers, several new honey makers, a flour mill vendor from Creston, glass workers, morel mushroom collectors, huckleberry gatherers, garlic growers, wild rice sellers, seasonal cherry producers, and several new artists.

“There really is quite a variety,” said Mr. Brydon. “We’ll be applying to the district (of Invermere) next year to run the market again in 2016. We’re hoping all the vendors will support us again.”

This coming Saturday, September 12th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the final weekend for the downtown market.