I love to shop, this is no surprise here, and when I can manage to combine both shopping and supporting local businesses the excitement level goes almost near embarrassing. There is something that feels so good about knowing where your money is going after you’ve made the purchase. Better yet, handing your money to the person who actually put the time and love into making each item. I love it! I love nothing more!
This is why Coquitlam’s Christmas Farmers Market means so much, I have a chance to not only check items off my list of gifts to buy, but also getting those feel good feelings from supporting local businesses. For me a Christmas Farmers Market screams STOCKING STUFFER CENTRAL. The idea of being able to one stop shop for Sammy’s entire stocking is music to my ears, and a whole lotta’ extra time for me to kick my feet up and enjoy another Eggnog latte.
SIDE STORY: I’m going to throw myself under the bus here a little and say just how embarrassed I am for having turned up my nose at them in the past. Why have I never tried a Starbucks Eggnog Latte for my whole 32 years in existence? *hanging my head in shame* Here’s for many late night trips to Starbucks making it up for lost time together this Christmas!
For me, a Christmas Farmers Market is a better version of shopping the malls this Christmas. Local shop owners (list of shops here), friendly customer service, great prices and not having to find yourself on a mall directory map is always a good thing.
Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market
Saturday, December 12th
* FREE ENTRY *
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Poirier Sports Complex (633 Poirier Street)
With a delightful amount of products made in BC to shop through and buy, Coquitlam Farmers Market has not missed a beat in ensuring everyone is happy, including fun for the kids and even workshops for the adults. Take a peek at the schedule here:
10:00 am //Storytime with the Coquitlam Public Library
Noon to 4:00 pm //Stop by and say hello to Santa and his elf!
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm //Storytime with Santa’s elf
12:oo pm //Holiday Centerpieces – Join Celia Chiang from Port Moody Flowers as she takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful holiday centerpiece. In this workshop, participants will use fresh materials to create a beautiful centerpiece perfect for displaying on your holiday dinner table.
Cost: $20 and each participant will leave with a beautiful centerpiece – Register on Eventbrite
2:00 pm //Mindfulness: Holiday Stress Relief – It’s the most wonderful, and stressful, time of the year. Try mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation reduces stress and anxiety while improving concentration, inner peace, health and quality of life. This session includes instruction, meditation and gentle assistance helping you to get the most from your meditation.
Cost: $10/participant – Register on Eventbrite
WILL YOU be attending Coquitlam’s Christmas Farmers Market this weekend? If so, who are you hoping to see there, what are you looking to buy and who are you planning on checking off your list?
Disclosure:: We did receive compensation to compile our post, however my love for the Coquitlam Farmers Market are true,
the opinions are completely my own.