The weather on Saturday, April 16, did not encourage visitors at the Seedy Saturday event in Clearwater to start gardening; it was rather cool and windy. This did not discourage garden enthusiasts and people interested in the many home produced items to attend the fifth annual event in large numbers.
As in other years, it all took place on the Ski Hill and vendors had set up their tables in the Lodge. The variety of seeds, plants, homegrown plants was amazing, and by midmorning it was difficult to walk around, there were so many people crowding into the place. Asking a visitor from Barriere if she could find anything to take home, she said with a smile “I have been to this event before, and I learned that I better set myself a spending limit or I will be in trouble”.
It was not only plants and seeds that people had access to, but also great suggestions and advice from vendors, who had years of experience with earth friendly gardening.
There were art displays as well. Ecki, a Vavenby artist, had bird feeders for sale and interesting artifacts, all created from recycled and area collected materials. Sharon Neufeld had a great variety of herbal products, as well as seeds and more; and all were natural products that she offers from her home business ‘Forest House’.
Among the vendors were the Brown’s of Watersmeet Farm in Barriere. They had many different products from their farm available for sale. Clearwater residents already know them as they attend the Clearwater Farmers’ Market during the year.
Clearwater’s Farmers Market has once again hosted a successful Seedy Saturday, and judging by the large numbers attending, visitors had a good time all around.