NORTH MOUNTAIN MARKET

May 10 to October 11 | Harbourville

After many months of planning, the North Mountain Market will become a reality … every Saturday morning.

The historic Harbourville United Church will be home to the weekly market. The church sits on the bluffs, overlooking the Bay of Fundy, in the charming fishing village of Harbourville. You will find a welcoming space: a place to celebrate and enhance local culture and heritage through art, music and the weekly market, which will host a diversity of goods, from fresh produce to art. The market takes place every Saturday morning 8am to noon, May 10 through October 11.

Harbourville is also home to a fish market that sells fresh local catch. On market day, the fish market will also be open—another reason for those who enjoy seafood to make the weekly trip up the mountain!

To welcome and encourage vendors to become part of building the market, we are offering free spots during the month of May. Vendors are core to creating this market and we want you to come and give it a try. Then we’re hoping you’ll want to commit for the season. During the rest of the season, June to October, weekly fees will range from $15-$20.

Alongside the market, workshops in fibre and visual arts, quilting and knitting for adults and kids, as well as presentations on various topics (health being one of those topics), will be happening at the church. And as the warmer weather arrives, other events will take us outdoors to enjoy and celebrate our beautiful, natural surroundings: beachcombing, bonfires and other special activities for kids are in the works. One of those events, now confirmed for June 7, is a talk on pirates with Dan Conlin, author of Pirates of the Atlantic.

The North Mountain United Tapestry, a non-profit heritage and cultural society created by community members, has initiated this community project, but its evolution and success depends on the larger community. This project is for everyone to be a part of.

Our Facebook pages, “North Mountain Market” and “North Mountain United Tapestry”, will give full particulars as events are confirmed. Be sure to bookmark our pages and check frequently, because many good reasons to come to the North Mountain Market are in place and many still being planned. At the very least, you can plan on coming up the mountain Saturdays. It will be worthwhile!

For farmers, producers and artisans requiring more information, e-mail northmountainmarket@gmail.com or call 538-7923.