The Selkirk Port Market helped kick off the D.O.G Days of Summer at Selkirk Waterfront last Wednesday, and vendors will be open each Wednesday for the rest of the month.
The Market features a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from fresh vegetables to homemade soaps and all kinds of things in between.
Selkirk’s Ron Cote will be there every Wednesday, selling his handmade toys, birdhouses and more.
A self-taught wood smith, Cote has an assortment of goods for sale that will please everyone. He’s been making replicas of tractors and trucks, old cars, miniature doll cribs, potato and onion bins, a really neat boat shelf and tons of other interesting creations for about 20 years now.
“I started off just as a hobby, and then I’d go into the odd craft show at Christmas time,” Cote said.
“I have two granddaughters, I started off I made them piggybanks.”
Cote’s been at Selkirk’s Waterfront Market since the beginning. His table really has something for everyone, from wooden bbq scrapers to toys for boys and girls.
“I make all of them. Some are made out of pine, some hardwood, a little bit of everything,” he said.
If you’d like to see Cote’s work, stop by the Selkirk Port Market next Wednesday, open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Port Market runs in conjunction with D.O.G Days of Summer at the Selkirk Waterfront and features entertainment along with the vendors.
Selkirk Port Market is run by Angie Neeth. Vendors interested in a spot can contact Neeth at [email protected].