Pealow’s Your Independent Grocer and the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market is hosting an evening Solstice market on June 21.

The event will run from 4:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m. The entry fee for local vendors to set up a stand is $25 and there is no shortage of space.

“If they are an aspiring business and they have a product that they want to get into the market, people that want to get through the barrier of entry to getting into our store on our retail side, I mean this is an outlet for them,” Explains Owner Brian Pealow. “Because it will then be a meeting opportunity with me.”

Pealow says it is a part of his 2019 plan to get more local products in his store. One third of the Pealow’s parking lot will be allocated for the event. He asks that vendors bring their own tents and equipment and to register with the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market.

The store will remain open and much of the money raised, including through the $25 vendor fees, will be going towards the Creston Valley Hospital.

“I want to buy a piece of equipment for our hospital here in Creston. I want to use this whole thing as a, ‘let’s support and bring awareness to all the great local products that we have here in town’ as well as, ‘let’s get a real tangible item for the hospital.”

There will be a BBQ, local music and possibly a beer garden through Jimmy’s mobile bar according to Pealow.