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Community & Farmer Markets

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society

The Fireweed Community Market launched the 2018 season on Thursday May 17 at Shipyards Park. The long-running community farmers market has grown over the years into a destination event each week, as a multitude of local farmers, vendors and... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The Yukon Trappers Association and the Northern Renewable Resources council are teaming up in an effort to get Yukoners buying local fur. The Unfurled project is a series of events culminating in one full day of workshops, demonstrations, and a... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

If you don’t know what to get the geek on your Christmas list, the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) is coming to the rescue. The Society is hosting an event called Geek the Halls on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn. more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Association For Community Living

On Saturday, December 2, the Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair and Open House. I stopped by their location on Fourth Avenue and spoke to Shonagh McCrindle, the employment program coordinator... more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

The third annual Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall will be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Once again the event is being organized by Judy Matechuk and Elena Joss. They are the same two women who were responsible for the very... more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Pixabay

The way some people talk, you’d think farmers’ markets were a recent invention by eco-conscious millennials spurred to action by reading a book about the 100-mile diet. Nothing could be further from the truth. more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

Looking for something interesting to do on a Saturday afternoon? Look no further than the Watson Lake Farmer’s Market held at Historic Mile 635 in the famous Watson Lake Sign Post Forest. Every Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., you can visit with... more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jane Seawell

Etsy.com’s coast-to-coast pop-up event is back in Whitehorse for a second year, celebrating local artisans. Over a dozen vendors will be there with wares for you to touch, smell, see and drool over, and buy. The event takes place in 38... more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Joan Norberg

Gardening is considered a challenge here in the Yukon. But this year the weather made it less so. Gardens flourished with an earlier than usual spring and a warmer than usual summer. With the fall colours here and cooler weather upon us most tend... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: Lily Quan

Whitehorse chef and cookbook author (and What’s Up Yukon columnist) Miche Genest has a wonderful description of the Fireweed Community Market: she calls it “community glue.” Providing access to fresh local food is just one role the market plays... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Saturday in Dawson's Waterfront Park means it's time for a couple of markets to open for business. The Farmers' Market has been running for many years. While it began with growers selling produce, vegetables, garden plants and bushes, it has... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson City blooms in the summer. It’s a process that begins in some local commercial greenhouses and explodes after the horticultural booths at the Gold Show during Victoria Day Weekend in May. It then continues unabated as part of the Farmers'... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: courtesy of Rowena Shannon

Conquering exotic culinary worlds is exhilarating, but the dispiriting lack of some foods can make home feel very far away, indeed. For some people, a curious thing may happen once they relocate. They may develop a taste for things they wouldn’t... more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTOS: Rick Massie

From the outside, Farmer Robert's Store looks like a market in the middle of farm country. And that is exactly what it is… and much more. It is the final piece of the logistical puzzle that brings locally produced and organic produce to... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It was nice to see Grant Dowdell and Karen Digby back at the Farmers’ Market stalls on the weekend of August 1. After a disastrous fire took out half their greenhouse eight miles upstream from Dawson City last May, it wasn’t a sure thing that... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Front Street is lined with vehicles and shoppers from late morning to midafternoon each Saturday during the summer, even on days when there’s a smoky haze or a bit of a drizzle. The biggest attraction is the traditional Farmers’ Market, which has... more

Dawson City