Fraser Valley gets a jump on the holiday season – Aldergrove Star


One of the largest holiday events in the Lower Mainland makes a jolly return; the West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Market runs Friday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 17, with 170 artisans and 300 participants at the TRADEX in Abbotsford.

Perhaps the big day, Christmas, is still well over a month off at this point in time, but the idea is to discover new and locally made gifts well in advance; that could include original art, crafts, woodwork, ceramics, specialty foods, home decor, clothing, furniture, floral designs, jewellery, candles, soaps, toys, and a whole lot more.

Being less than a sleigh ride away, a handful of Langley vendors are participating in the show, offering up everything from seasonal treats and holiday decor.

Susan Lang, owner of Lang Bros. Hot Pepper said her product makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the hot sauce fanatic in the family.

“My husband would buy one just to taste it and then the bottles just sit there and aren’t used,” Lang explained. “It’s a dry alternative that comes coarse in a shaker can. People can put as much or as little as they like.”

Lang’s product got it’s spicy start in 2017; it’s a ground black pepper she said has been “upgraded” with heat producing ingredients to make each grain of pepper “supercharged” right out of the shaker.

“Personally, I only like a little – but I’m new to the West Coast Christmas Show; my goal was to get it in stores and now people can buy it in Ralph’s, Choice’s…

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