Sunday, June 6, 2010

Vendor Spotlight

Well, the Countryside Farmers' Market has been running for 3 weeks now, so this week will spotlight one of the vendors, Evergreen Nurseries.

Peter arrives at least half an hour before the market starts to set up his beautiful, colourful display of flowers. Annuals, perennials, herbs, you name it, he probably has it in his truck! Up until a few years ago, Peter ran a successful nursery, supplying smaller local garden centres and Co-ops. Now that he has "retired", he still grows flowers to sell at farmers' markets.

He is more than happy to show you pictures of his own gardens, or to tell you what he will be bringing in the next few weeks. During the winter, he finds time to hand-paint quaint birdhouses, which he also sells at the market.

If you are looking for a specific plant or need help choosing one for your garden, Peter has years of experience to help you make the right choice.

Remember, the market is open, rain or shine, every Friday afternoon 2:30 to 7:30 pm. As the season goes on, we will have more and more vendors, including meat and fresh produce. We are also planning demonstrations with Tony from Fat Boys Catering later in the summer. Watch here for more information.

Hope to see you at the market next Friday! Below is market organizer and property owner, Darlene Daughen.