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Spotlight: Craftsmen continue to attract summer crowds to farmers' markets

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Moosejaw has two farmers markets. One is in Langdon Crescent and the other is in Wakamou Valley. Open every Saturday from 8am or 9am to 1pm. If you haven’t viewed it yet, you’ll miss it.

Moosejaw has two farmers markets. One is in Langdon Crescent and the other is in Wakamou Valley. Open every Saturday from 8am or 9am to 1pm. If you haven’t viewed it yet, you’ll miss it.

Langdon Crescent Homemade Farmers Market

The Homemade Farmers Market in Langdon Crescent is Moose Jaw’s longest-running market and has been around for over 20 years. This is a traditional farmer’s market and only locally produced handmade booths are allowed.

Lisa Fuchs has begun selling homemade treats in the shape of a crescent this year. She sells perogies, cookies, bread and other simply delicious snacks. She said she enjoyed everything about being on the market, except for the occasional rain. Her favorite part is meeting people while shopping.

Teafluent is a loose-leaf tea shop that sells custom-made blends to both amateurs and experienced tea lovers. The owner, Davis Semenchuck, was once in the restaurant business and had the ambition to open his own coffee shop. Unfortunately, he concludes that Regina’s market is saturated. So he settled on tea instead.

Teafluent flavors include coconut chai, lime gelato, pineapple mango green tea, peach rooibos, and strawberry oolong tea.

“I get all the fruits, herbs and spices from the local farms around Saskatchewan,” Semenchuck explained. “And all the tea leaves imported from Asia because they can’t be grown in Saskatchewan …. I really enjoy (homemade farmers market), the crowd is great, there are lots of unique vendors and I’m really happy to be part of it is.”

Judy is a Swift Current vendor selling homemade recycled jewelry and photos engraved on African banana fiber mats. She said she came to the market whenever she had time and the business was stable each time.

“This is jewelery I made from recycled materials,” she said, pointing at various pieces. “Recycled coconut shells, these are beads. Here are the coconut shells and cow horn bones.”

Wakamo Farmers Market

Wakamou Farmers Market is a new financing initiative for Wakamou Valley Park. This is the second year and it has been a great success.

Wakamou decided not to go on the traditional route. All vendors are welcome and not all are craftsmanship, but lead to a wider variety of products.

The Robinsons, consisting of brother Kurt and his wife Nikki, and Moosejaw city councilman Kim and his wife Tina, were founded in Wakamou with their food truck, the infamous treat of the lobby.

Kurt has long been involved in the food business, including the establishment of restaurant chain Kelly O’Bryan’s in British Columbia.

“When we were half retired, I thought,’Oh, I like the food industry, so let’s do something.’ After that, the track became available and I said, “Yes, let’s try it.” “

Gabriella “Gabby” Carmona Mendoza was born and raised in Mexico City, but she has lived in Canada for about 12 years. She sells delicious authentic Mexican food at the booth.

Mexico City has a population of over 9 million in urban areas and over 21 million in metropolitan areas. When Gabby came to Moosejaw, she said, she and her family thought:this Is this called a city? “

Homemade heavenly bakery began after owner Helen Gordon retired in 2015.

“I did too much Christmas baking that Christmas,” she explained. “I had five sons and gave them trays to everyone. I gave them trays to my friends. There were too many. So I put some photos on the auction site and it exploded. That was the beginning of this. “

Helen is always in a lively business, being in the Wakamo Valley, chatting with people, enjoying the summer weather, and selling a variety of cakes, pies, cookies, candies and other delicacies that raise your eyebrows. I said I love you.