10 Reasons to Shop Local This Christmas (+ 10 Questions with the creators of Crafty by Nature)

Last year, when we profiled the first Crafty By Nature Holiday Show and Sale on Choose Pemberton, we suggested that the event could be either the perfect opportunity to accomplish all your Christmas shopping OR a day to blow off the to-do list and splurge on some handmade treats for yourself, depending on your self-discipline. … Continue reading

Emporium of Treasures – Discover the One Earth Collection

Three years ago, a pair of big-dreaming entrepreneurial girlfriends fresh from Summerland, BC, made Pemberton their homebase. One was busy getting ready for this little thing called the Winter Olympic Games. Her name? Kristi Richards. The other, Alana Bjorndal, a budding jewelry designer, discovered that the fastest way to take a crash course in all … Continue reading

Making coffee count, at the Mount Currie Coffee Company

Before November 2007, when the Mount Currie Coffee Company opened its doors, Pemberton was a kind of Siberia for coffee-purists, an isolated wilderness far far from anywhere. But when the much anticipated cafe opened it doors, that all changed. The Pemberton coffeehouse scene started happening. Owner Chris Ankeny, a photographer and snowboard pro formerly of … Continue reading

16 Farms, 50 Vendors, Food, Art, Love. Slow Food Cycle – the Vendors List.

Flower Power in full force at Pemberton’s Bathtub Gardens

Meet the newest addition to Pemberton’s farming community, the flower growers. We discovered them through a fresh bouquet at Mt Currie Coffee Co and followed our nose to the sweetest smelling harvest in the Valley and discovered a couple of real romantics. Who is Bathtub Gardens? Samuel Casavant and Calida Grymaloski. How long have you … Continue reading

Bikes and Food. That’s how the Slow Food Cycle works.

Back in 2005, an event was dreamed up to let people see what Pemberton was all about. (Jack Christie writes the Untold Story of the original Slow Food Cycle in the Straight.) Now attracting thousands of riders, the “peloton of pleasure seekers” has also been voted one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s top 20 travel-worthy … Continue reading

The Flour Pot believes we all should eat cake. Perfect, pretty, delicious cake.

Lisa Vertefeulle’s custom cakes are so delightful they will make you want to get married, just so you can have one of your own. (She is only making 20 this year, so the law of scarcity almost justifies such extreme measures.) Alternatively, you could become the Ultimate Wedding Crasher. If you’ve attended a wedding in … Continue reading

Pemberton’s Hardware and Building Centre joins forces with RONA

The best way to get to know a small town is to take a stroll through its hardware store. At Pemberton Valley Hardware, the diversity of Pemberton has always been in full view, with a range of product offerings from bulk locally grown carrots by the sackload to a full range of Paderno Cookware and … Continue reading

Attack of the Crafty Chicks – Crafty by Nature Holiday Show and Sale

Whether Sunday 5 December is the perfect opportunity for you to accomplish all your Christmas shopping or to blow off the to-do list and splurge on some handmade treats for yourself, really depends on your self-discipline in the face of lovely things. With free admission, live music with Suzanne Wilson, and sweets and treats for … Continue reading