REPORTING · 1st October 2014
The Kitimat Public Market held their last public market for the season on Sunday, September 28th. The market was busy that day due to the Fire Truck Pull which was taking place in the parking lot nearby.
“I think it went really well. I think we had a pretty consistent turn out of about a dozen venders every week. Sometimes 20, sometimes a little less. A pretty good community of people and set up in a courtyard style so there is a green area for kids to play around,” said Willow Rudiger.
She thanked all the people who came out to support the market, the venders and the customers. However the future of the market is looking a little cloudy.
“We hope that the market will continue but it won’t continue under the umbrella of Kitimat Community Services Society. We’re hoping another organization will come forward to help lead the market or if a market association will be formed with the venders as its members to lead the market,” said Rudiger.
Chelsea Forsyth from Hazelton selling organic produce from Suskwa Valley Farms
Hope market continues
Comment by E.Stannus on 4th October 2014
I really hope this market will carry on next year. I believe it took a lot of effort to get this market up and running this year but to have a public market finally brings some vitality to the downtown core of Kitimat.
I too would like to thank Willow who I believe did the organizing on a volunteer basis.
Comment by Mel on 2nd October 2014
I enjoyed the market and attended quite regularly. I appreciate all the time and effort that was put into the organizing of such an event. Special thanks to Willow and all the vendors that came out.