Nancy Brown showcases some of the products available through her business Silver Creek Tea Company. She is part of a committee that is trying to organize a vendor’s market in Memorial Park every Saturday from June to September.

Nancy Brown showcases some of the products available through her business Silver Creek Tea Company. She is part of a committee that is trying to organize a vendor’s market in Memorial Park every Saturday from June to September.

Vendor’s market slated for downtown Hope

Memorial Park could be the weekly outdoor setting

A new vendor’s market is in the works for downtown Hope.

The Hope Mountain Market committee is currently trying to organize a market in Memorial Park every Saturday from June to September.

“I think so many people are creating these beautiful hand-crafted items in their homes and they don’t really have anywhere to sell them,” said committee president Nancy Brown. “Basically the goal is to give local business people somewhere they can sell their products in a casual outdoor setting. We want to have people coming through and finding things they can’t really find anywhere else.

The juried market will feature a variety of goods from local artisans, crafters, farmers, and home-based businesses. Brown said the committee will select 15-20 vendors per market.

The Hope & District Chamber of Commerce identified a farmer’s market as a priority last October and Stephanie Hooker from Free Rein Associates spent several months researching different options before the committee was formed.

“Details are obviously still being worked out but we see this as an opportunity to showcase local producers and vendors, and make it into a destination type market,” said chamber president Glen Ogren. “For the community as a whole, we want to give people more options. Local businesses will also see a benefit because it gets people out of their cars and into the downtown core.”

For more information or to apply as a vendor visit market.hopebc.ca, facebook.com/HopeMountainMarket, or email hopemountainmarket@gmail.com