A new small farmer’s market has opened up in Grande Prairie on the north side of the city. The newly opened Creative Emporium is located in the Bell Tower Plaza near Canadian Tire. One of the three creators Jacquelyn Normore explains that they wanted to fill a void in the market.
“We want to help out some of the vendors and stay at home parents that want a place daily, weekly or monthly to showcase their business. We have some makeup vendors that come in, jewelry vendors come in. We will also probably have some crafting or knitting come in.”
She adds that although they only have 5 tables in the facility, they do help with overflow from the larger Farmer’s Market downtown.
“There is more than 68,000 people in Grande Prairie. There is probably a few thousand home businesses or stay at home moms that are looking for a place to have that business.”
The new business opened at the beginning of September on 102nd Avenue but was most recently cleared by the city to sell handmade, homemade and retail style items. The other two business founders are Misty Dettling and Danielle Pellerin.
This is the second vendor market to open in the last year with the Grande People’s Market on 102nd Avenue open to the public this past spring. That business can hold around 25 to 30 different businesses in it.