CHRISTMAS MARKET WAS A HUGE SUCCESS THANKS TO LOCAL LOVE
Courtesy of Barrie 360: MJ Bradford, Published: Jan 30th, 2022
What was supposed to be an exclusive online Christmas market for the Barrie area has returned for Valentine’s Day.
Late last year, Kerry- Lynn Embrack began the “DIY Christmas Market” on Facebook, where local vendors showcase their products and connect with customers.
The event was such a success that people asked, “When is it coming back?”
The Valentine’s market will feature new and previous vendors. “We also have live shows like a cooking class, yoga class, and live painting,” Embrack says. These live events are free to our Facebook members.
Since it began in November, the group has seen over one thousand people join.
“Our growth shows how much people want to support their local community. So many people want to shop locally, but they don’t always know how or where to do that,” she says
“When I started the group, I thought maybe a couple of hundred people would join. I had no idea it would grow as big as it has. My orders haven’t stopped since Christmas, and many of our vendors say the same thing.”
You can check out their market here