Indoor public market gets go-ahead, floor plan for June

Locavores are celebrating this week as the Victoria Public Market at The Hudson has secured floor plans for its scheduled opening this June.

The Hudson will turn into a market this June.

Locavores are celebrating this week as the Victoria Public Market at The Hudson has secured floor plans for its scheduled opening this June.

The space, located at 770 Fisgard, former home of the Hudson Bay Company, has committed over 70 per cent of its vendor space already and released rendered images and floor plans this week.

The group is still searching for a butcher and a few other food-related businesses to complete the year-round market, but the food-focused public venue announced it will feature a community kitchen at the heart of the space, and will also include affordable indoor day tables for farmers and small-scale producers six days a week, as well as an open-air farmers’ market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

“This is going to be the tastiest place on Vancouver Island,” says general manager Maryanne Carmack. “We want to make [this] a one-stop shop for all of your grocery needs by providing the best local farms and food producers in the region.”

Current vendors include a sweet and savory pie shop, a Mexican kiosk featuring fresh churros and hot chocolate, a spice shop, Silk Road Tea, Salt Spring Island Cheese, WildFire Bakery, a seafood store and an array of restaurant outlets. This will add to the other businesses located at The Hudson, including Smoken Bones Cookshack.

Hours of operation are expected to be 9:30am-6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am-5pm Sundays, closed on Mondays, with larger farmers’ markets every Wednesday and Saturday.  For more, see victoriapublicmarket.com. M

Just Posted

Jazz bargains available for music lovers this month

Left Coast Jazz Fest offers four-show package deal, extends discount for TD JazzFest ticket holders

WINE NOTES: Wild about the whites

Plenty of reason to try out these affordable whites, writes Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes

Animal-loving comic Carla Collins performing fundraiser show for SPCA

Sellout show June 20 could raise up to $35,000 for Victoria branch of organization

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky in Fernwood

Eclectic neighbourhood draws many visitors, laid-back feel popular with residents

Victoria band celebrating the music of Tom Waits

The Beautiful Maladies take the stage at the Roxy Theatre, Duncan Showroom this week

VIDEO: Ukranian dancers showcase their moves for Victoria audience

Year-end showcase an opportunity to catch a colourful, cultural event

Rick Mercer-led comedy team in for second Just for Laughs show at UVic

Comedy company will stage two shows Nov. 16 at Farquhar Auditorium

Trade expo a key part of 2019 BC Seafood Festival

Comox Valley hosts celebration of seafood industry; numerous events on tap this weekend

Samoa bans Elton John biopic, Rocketman

Depictions of homosexuality, contrary to law, cause country’s censor to prevent film’s screening

REVIEW: If you like farce, you’ll love Noises Off at Langham Court!

By Sheila Martindale The nine cast members in Langham Court Theatre’s new… Continue reading

Celtic songs tuned up for Sooke coffeehouse

Celtic Reflections to perfrom on June 15

Most Read