What do dumplings, chocolates, bowls, bath bombs and bread have in common? They’re all things that are handmade in Cranbrook! On my latest ZenSeekers expedition, I spent the day at the Cranbrook Farmers Market (and a few other stops in town) to check out what the talented folks in this East Kootenays community are making from scratch. Here are some of my top finds:
Cranbrook Farmers Market
Where: 10th Ave S beside Rotary Park, Cranbrook
When: Saturdays June 22 to August 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm; Saturdays September 7 to October 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
At the market you can do a mead sampling, grab a cold brew, and shop from ceramic, wool, and knitted items. There’s fresh produce, local meats, and even a jewelry stand where you can get your name twisted into a delicate necklace gem while you wait.
Food trucks are always a big hit and you’ll want to visit Mama’s Dumplings for a taste you can’t get anywhere else! Coco is a master of her craft – she even taught me how to make dumplings during my visit. She brings the taste of Northern China to Cranbrook weekly at the market.
Stay a While
When you’re done your shopping and are ready for a full meal, I highly recommend Soulfood (1017 Baker Street, Cranbrook). I had breakfast for lunch and it was amazing. They also have infused teas and lemonades, and tons of organic, locally-grown, vegan, and other wholesome options.
My favourite purchase of the whole trip was my all natural insect repellant from Petra Naturally (2104C 2 St S, Cranbrook). Petra makes everything in-house with the best ingredients so you won’t smell like chemicals when you’re trying to enjoy nature.
What about the bread and chocolate you might ask? Read my full post on ZenSeekers for the scoop!
When You Go
- Read my full story on ZenSeekers »
- Visit the Cranbrook Tourism Website for any pre-trip research and to connect with the businesses listed in this story, or stop by the in-town visitor centre for more details on the region.
- Check out the #RockiesExploring expedition page on ZenSeekers to see what other experiences you can have nearby.