Tue Jul 26 09:39:00 -1000 2011 | Joe Facciolo
I love Whistler!! Like many, this is in large part due to the shopping list of world class amenities that it boasts. Whistler's skiing / snowboarding, mountain biking and endless adventure activities make it a year round destination. Not to mention all the unbelievable Whistler restaurants, which can be explored on a tasting tour (shameless plug I know :) ) However, one of my favourite attractions may not be something that is top of mind for most when they think of Whistler.
Every Saturday and Wednesday evening through the summer the Whistler Farmers Market, located in the upper village, is a fabulous way to spend a few hours. We are lucky to be located near some very fertile lands which produce fabulous produce and this market is a great way to get your hands on it fresh from the farms.
Though more than just produce, the market offers local artisan breads, berries, sauces, coffee, kettle corn and a great atmosphere with live music, to name a few. This past Saturday I sampled some locally made pestos from Sunday Farm that were UNBELIEVABLE!
My favourite was the Bangkok Pesto. I picked up a container for $10 and have been finding ways to use it every day since. They are created by a young lady who was very pleasant and happy to share recipes. The ability to connect directly with the food producers is just another reason this market is great! You can check them out at www.facebook.com/pages/Sunday-Farm/134044809976732
If you are up here with kids and worried that this pleasant stroll will not be there cup of tea (though local teas are available from Namasthe Tea :) ) There is a kids zone directly behind the market that has a luge track, mini golf, and a bungy trampoline. www.whistlerblackcomb.com/todo/summer/adventurezone/index.htm
For more information on the Whistler Farmers Market you can go to the website www.whistlerfarmersmarket.org/
Truly a great way to spend a few hours in Whistler. I highly recommend!