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July 11

By |July 10th, 2015|

Cooler temperatures this Saturday… Music this week: Bill Johnson. Winery: Symphony Vineyard.  And remember, throughout July the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is holding a “Meet My Market contest at participating member markets, including, of course, your favourite market – the Peninsula Country Market. Enter to win 1 of 2 amazing getaways for two (+ wine touring) to Sparkling Hill Resort in the Okanagan! On social media there will also be weekly prize draws throughout July for $50 to spend at the farmers’ market of your choice…

June 27

By |June 24th, 2015|

Music this week: Brad Prevedoros. Wineries: Dragonfly Hill Vineyard & Winery, Symphony Vineyard. Got dull kitchen or outdoor tools? Why not get them sharpened by our new vendor www.midknifecrisis.ca?

June 20

By |June 16th, 2015|

The Peninsula Country Market is a partner in the Strawberries and Wine Festival (www.flavourtrails.com) this weekend. You’ll find lots of fresh-picked local strawberries as well as special strawberry treats from treats from our wonderful bakers, including these decadent strawberry cinnamon buns from Breadstuffs Bakery! Music this week: Gareth Hurwood.

June 13

By |June 12th, 2015|

First day back at the Fairgrounds for the 2015 market season! Lots of strawberries and look for raspberries (very early this year). Music: Pocket Full of Dust (Jim Gibson, Bruce Medd and Tim Storm). They’ll play some old-time and bluegrassy songs that should get your toes tapping! Also we have a new vendor on the field who sharpens knives, tools, etc. www.midknifecrisis.ca.

Brentwood Bay Festival

By |June 1st, 2015|

The 25th year of the Peninsula Country Market is about to begin! Our first market is on Saturday, June 6 in Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay, as part of the Brentwood Bay Festival (www.brentwoodbay.info). Vendors, music and food all day plus lots of activities for kids – and even a parade! Click here to download a copy of the festival program. We are back at our regular location at the Saanich Fairground on Saturday, June 13. FIRST FACEBOOK CONTEST FOR MARKET BUCKS THIS WEEK!


By |February 6th, 2015|

We’re back! We have posted the 2015 vendor (Vendors) and community group applications (About > Community). Our phone line 250-216-0521 is also active now if you have any questions.

October 11

By |October 8th, 2014|

Come and celebrate the holiday weekend with a Thanksgiving country market among friends – last market of the season!  Lots of farm fresh produce, fine foods and artisan crafts. Music by the outstanding Out Stealing Mules. 4-H breakfast buns and hot food for lunch, too, including sweet mama squash soup from Breadstuffs Bakery. This week we welcome “Pumpkins on the Pier”, a family-friendly Halloween kickoff event in Beacon Park (Sidney) on Saturday, October 25 – bring a toy for Secret Santa’s Toys for Tots and get a FREE pumpkin!  Pumpkin carving demonstration.  NOTE: The market is on rain or shine. If it’s raining we’ll be in the RCMP barn to the LEFT of the main hall on the Fairgrounds.

October 4

By |September 30th, 2014|

Hard to believe we’re down to our second last market of the year! The Festival of Squash continues to grow. Our Pyramid of Squash will have even more squash this week! Squash du jour: Rouge Vif d’Etampes (which means pumpkin pie recipes, including one from 1796). We also plan on serving Butternut Squash Soup (Breadstuffs Bakery) through 4-H! Music this week: Chick Wagon. Scheduled wineries: Domaine Rochette and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.

September 27

By |September 25th, 2014|

Yellow Point Cranberries at the market this week. Squash du jour: Butternut Squash. Check out our growing squash display… Enter our Name That Squash contest and be eligible to win $25 Market Buck$. And be the first on your block to sport our unique Eat Squash button! On stage: Brad Prevederos. Scheduled wineries: Domaine Rochette, Tod Creek Cider.

September 20

By |September 17th, 2014|

The fabulous one-man band, Dave Harris, performs at the market on Saturday! deVine Vineyards and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse will be at the market offering samples and selling bottles of their fine products to take home.  This week we start our weather protocol. The Market has the option of setting up inside the RCMP Barn at the Saanich Fairground if the weather is poor.  If the weather looks good, then we set up on the field as usual. The reason for setting up inside on rainy days is to provide our market customers a comfortable place to shop and to protect our vendors’ products from damaging rains. Of course, it it’s sunny we all like to be on the field!

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