Giving back is rewarding for both yourself and the community when you do it through The Market at Wagner Hills.
Part of Wagner Hills, a faith-based addiction recovery centre for men and women, The Market is a little shop full of special goods made with love and care by the residents.
Residents from both the men’s campus in Fort Langley and south Langley women’s campus work together at the on-site workshop to create beautiful home decor, self-care and gift items to sell at The Market, a charming coastal farmhouse on the women’s campus.
Given that just about everyone knows someone affected by the current addiction crisis, supporting Wagner Hills’ addiction programs through a rewarding enterprise like The Market offers people a simple but meaningful way to give back.
“Residents are the heart of The Market. When you purchase a log bench, you know that two or three residents had a hand in making it, and you are now part of the solution,” says Wagner Hills’ Brittany Masih, Market Lead.
Shop The Market Saturdays!
Come celebrate The Market’s second season grand opening this Saturday, May 25. Visit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a wide selection of hand-crafted gifts, goodies and home decor items, plus refreshments, face-painting, a few farm animals and fun activities for the whole family.
Backdropped by 30 beautiful acres of farmland, “it’s a perfect way for families to spend the day,” Masih says.
Find an exceptional selection of gifts
Anyone with a birthday, anniversary or wedding coming up will love the wide array of gift ideas, from hand-crafted wooden charcuterie boards to honey harvested right from the men’s campus.
You’ll also find many ways to treat yourself! Browse hand-crafted jewellery, choose a few favourites from the “Circadian” self-care line, and pick up some soothing Dandelion salve.
“Everything is all-natural and we try to make as much as possible from ingredients right on the property,” Masih says.
Building more than gifts
By working at in the workshop and market, residents build resources and resiliency, Masih explains.
“The experience really encourages healing and growth and can be quite transformative for the men and women. They’re really learning to re-navigate life,” Masih says, recalling the powerful response from a resident who was asked by a customer to sign a wooden charcuterie board she had created. “I watch them building their skills over time – it’s just amazing.”
The Market will be open Saturdays through summer, with a few pop-up markets planned through the year.