I must confess: I have never been to Salt Spring Island. Maybe I’m scared that if I visit, I will never return. (Maybe that isn’t something to be afraid of; after all, my blogger friend Julie did it with her family of 5 and has never looked back. Then there’s my blogger friend Natalia who got naked in the woods there. Seriously. What a place!)

When I think of Salt Spring Island I think of stretches of open space, hobby farms, yoga, fresh food, goat milk products, artists, artisans and markets. I think of a small community with a big secret. The secret lies in where the residents find happiness. Do you want to experience some of that?

If you can’t actually get to the island, you can stay right here in Vancouver and have a little taste!

For its second year, Salt Spring in the City – a kind of village market meets art show – returns to Vancouver March 27-29 to showcase the treasures and flavours of the Salish Sea. Visitors to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall will get to experience food and fashion, paintings and pottery, wine and crafts, and a sense of nostalgia for the West Coast’s homesteading, handcrafted bohemian heritage.

Admission is $3 for adults, and $1 for kids — with partial proceeds going to Save-On-Meats’ Sandwich Token Program, which helps those in need. (Love that part!)

Salt Spring in the City will take over Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) on Friday March 27 4:00-9:00 pm, Saturday March 28 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Sunday March 29 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

*The first 25 people through the door everyday will get an awesome gift bag filled with Salt Spring Island goodies.

FREE COFFEE will be provided by Salt Spring Coffee for the duration of the event.

And one lucky person gets a chance to win an AMAZING giveaway from participating Salt Spring artisans, PLUS two tickets to the event!  (Please note that the prize MUST be picked up from the event while it is running).

Inside the basket you will find a variety of products, including Alvaro Sanchez sterling silver earrings, Lee Ann Norgard mug, Apple ChutneyBruce Coney Cruet BottleBig Bear and Wolf Art Print, 6 Sasspot Shot GlassesMonsoon Coast Spices, Salt Spring Kitchen Co. Jam, Salt Spring Cheese, Salt Spring Key Chin and Love Heart Ulrieke Benner,Wall Hanging trust print HarosefSalt Spring Ales Beer, Salt Spring Coffee and Travel mug. 
Enter via the Rafflecopter below – good luck!

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