(This article is sponsored by Made on Salt Spring.)
The clocks have changed, the sun is shining, and we’ve gained an extra hour of daylight, now’s the time to check Salt Spring off our bucket list.
Yes, the inaugural Made on Salt Spring (MOSS) event is here to give us city dwellers a sneak preview of the Island’s world-famous Saturday Market.
At this three-day event, taking place at Vancouver’s Heritage Hall (3102 Main St.) next weekend (March 23 to 25), you’ll discover the creative wares of local makers, creators, designers, and artisans.
MOSS provides a unique opportunity to meet the talented community of artists and explore new offerings from Salt Spring including; handcrafted small batch spirits and a pop-up market featuring loads of locally made products. You’ll find everything from Salt Spring Island Artisan Vinegar, to hand harvested fleur de sel from Salt Spring Sea Salt, and natural and organic ingredients from the Lavender & Black aromatic fields—it’s easy to see why the Washington Post named the artists’ colony “Canada’s Coolest Island”.
“We live in a close-knit, supportive community and this is an opportunity for Vancouverites to enjoy the charm of Salt Spring’s rural ambience at a relaxed indoor market where there’s something for everyone to enjoy,” adds MOSS organizer and artisan Álvaro Sánchez.
Beyond the fabulous array of crafts, art, and a select batch of culinary delights, the first 25 people in the doors each day will receive a swag bag of goodies from island vendors.
But if the early kick-off (Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.) seems a little ambitious for a weekend, you’ll be pleased to hear that the eighth person in the door at 2 p.m. will receive a bonus prize worth over $50.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12-years old. And we guarantee you’ll leave full of the joys of (Salt) Spring!
But if this has whet your appetite for more, MOSS is also giving one lucky winner the opportunity to see the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market where it all began.
The winner will receive a prize valued at over $900, which includes a B.C. Ferries gift certificate for a round-trip for two foot passengers from Vancouver to Long Harbour on Salt Spring Island, two-day car rental from Salt Spring Car Rentals, two night's stay for two at the beautiful Harbour House Hotel with breakfast, plus whale watching for two from Salt Spring Adventure Co.
(Prize valued at over $900) includes:
- A B.C. Ferries gift certificate for a round-trip for two foot passengers from Vancouver to Long Harbour on Salt Spring Island
- Two-day car rental from Salt Spring Car Rentals
- Two night's stay for two at the beautiful Harbour House Hotel with breakfast
- Whale watching for two from Salt Spring Adventure Co.
This contest has ended.
Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 pm
Winner(s) will be contacted either by phone or email.