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Victoria is blessed with an abundance of seasonal markets, but since opening last fall, a long-awaited newcomer has ensured fresh and delicious food ideas are never far away.

The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson highlights local food producers at every level – farmers, fishers, butchers, bakers, cheese-makers, preservers, brewers, vintners, florists and restaurateurs.

Not-to-miss vendors include Olive the Senses, Victoria Pie Co, Salt Spring Island Cheese, Island Spice Trade and of course, a year-round indoor farmer’s market, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.


Cosy into a new fall favourite

Finding styles that both fit and flatter is easy at Taylor Lynn Petites, celebrating 20 years as one of Victoria’s favourite clothing stores for petite sizing.

In addition to their popular stores in downtown Sidney and “on the Avenue” in Oak Bay, just a few minutes from downtown, Taylor Lynn has recently added a third location in quaint downtown Duncan, all the more reason to enjoy a daytrip over the Malahat to the picturesque Cowichan Valley.

With a variety of exceptional lines, including Spanner, Simon Chang, Conrad C and others, your favourite fall outfit is just a visit away.


Time for winter woolies

With shorter days and cooler temperatures, fall is a great time to get crafty, especially when it comes to creating something warm and cosy for yourself…or someone you love. If a toasty new sweater or elegant pashmina is on your wishlist, Beehive Wool Shop is a must-visit for its excellent selection of fine yarns, patterns and accessories and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Just outside downtown, in the Fairfield neighbourhood, Knotty By Nature has earned a deserved reputation among knitters and fabric artists of all varieties. Definitely worth a browse!

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