COVID-19 has been hard on many businesses this year, especially small local ones. Although new restrictions and limitations are in place, the Rimbey Farmers’ Market is making sure that everyone has an opportunity to support local businesses with their Christmas shopping this year.
Market Manager, Gayle Rondeel, said, “when the cases kept going up we decided to go online.”
The annual Christmas Market in Rimbey is immensely popular, and Rondeel believes that the online market will be very successful this year. She says if the Market’s summer season success is any indicator for this winter, the Christmas Market will do just fine regardless of COVID-19.
Rondeel says that this summer, sales at the Rimbey Farmers Market were up 150 per cent.
Rondeel also says that many vendors were excited to do an online market. So far 40 vendors have signed up for the market and all vendors will be posted to the “Rimbey’s Market at the Park” Facebook page.
The Christmas Market will also have a designated pick up location at 5006 45 Ave Rimbeyif you choose to use it. The pick up location will be by appointment only. To arrange an appointment you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 403-704-4001.
The Rimbey Farmers’ Market, although following all safety protocols, won’t let COVID-19 dampen the Christmas spirit.
“We think this is an opportunity for us to run a very successful online market,” said Rondeel.