Wonderful Fine Market a chance to showcase locally made wares

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An image from the Wonderful Fine Market’s successful first season in 2013.

Andie Bulman is trying to leave as small a footprint on the environment as she can.

That’s why she is looking forward to being a part of the Wonderful Fine Market, which is all set to start its second season in Corner Brook this Saturday.

Bulman moved to western Newfoundland from Halifax in June and operates a vintage clothing store in Pasadena. This weekend, she and her friend Tiffany Drover will be selling a variety of homemade wares, including baked goods, preserves and even organic dog treats along with some of her vintage clothing.

“I’m really excited about this because going to the farmer’s market to buy my groceries was a big part of my week when I lived in Halifax,” she said. “I really want to live sustainably and have a small impact, but it’s not easy to do when, for example, most of the meat is brought in (from outside the province).”

Bulman has made contact with some local farmers, but hopes the weekly market will help her find more resources for local food.

Being relatively new to the area, she said it’s also going to be a great way to make new friends.

Everything at the Wonderful Fine Market is produced by a local artisan. After a successful first season last year, the organizers have booked the Royal Canadian Legion venue for the next 16 Saturdays.

Niki Hollohan, one of the market’s founders, said the first two weeks have already reached their capacity for vendors and the spaces are being filled quickly for the remaining weeks.

Not only will there be locally made crafts and foods, but even the entertainment will be homegrown as the Wonderful Fine Market intends to once again have an open mic for anyone wishing to play a song or two during the day.

Opening day will also feature gentle yoga for beginners, starting at 11 a.m.

While there is no admission, the market will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank.

The market will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday.

Organizations: Royal Canadian Legion

Geographic location: Halifax, Corner Brook, Newfoundland Pasadena

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