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Only two more winter markets in Port Moody

You have just two more chances to shop at the Port Moody Farmers Market this spring and one is this weekend. And on Sunday, it's all about the Birds and the Bees at the market, which is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PoMo rec complex.

You have just two more chances to shop at the Port Moody Farmers Market this spring and one is this weekend.

And on Sunday, it's all about the Birds and the Bees at the market, which is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PoMo rec complex.

At this weekend's market, you can make your own bird feeder for the backyard or balcony. The Wildlife Rescue Association is providing birdseed for feeders as well as information about different birds in local neighbourhoods. Bird feeders will be made out of recycled milk cartons or milk jugs, so save them from your recycling or use one at the market.

As well, shoppers at Sunday's market can visit the Balcony Bee Ladies to learn how keeping their own mason bees and spruce up their gardens to help save native bee populations this spring. Mason bees are efficient pollinators and are so docile, you never have to worry about stings. Hives are the size of bird houses and will be for sale along with mason bee cocoons on Sunday only.

Besides birds and bees, Sunday's market will feature more fresh produce from the Fraser Valley as well as baked goods and other locally crafted products.

The final PoMo Winter Farmers Market will be held April 20.

After that, the Coquitlam Farmers Market will return to the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot on Mothers Day, May 8, and will every Sunday until Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Coquitlam Farmers Market started as a Community Economic Development project by SFU students in 1996, and has been a gathering place for the community and an outlet for local crafters, bakers, and farmers to sell their goods ever since. Everything you find at Market has been made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.

For more information, visit www.makebakegrow.com.

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