The last Penticton Farmers’ Market of the season is Saturday, Oct.30.
“Although, we are sad to be saying goodbye to our amazingly resilient vendors and customers who are all dedicated to the ‘make it, bake it, grow it’ philosophy of farmers’ markets, we need to rest, rejuvenate, and prepare for the 2022 market season,” said Linda Van Alphen, market manager.
The Penticton Farmers’ Market showcased 112 vendors, all of them local. Not only were the usual contingent of 43 farmers, organizers were happy to welcome eight new-to-farming or new-to-the-market vendors this season.
The 23 vendors who offered prepared food to market-goers all sourced their ingredients locally, often purchasing directly from the farmer vendors.
Between April to June, when outdoor capacity restrictions were still in place, the market hosted an average of 2,500 shoppers.
“After July 1st, and under a new Public Health Order, we were able to take down the tape, open the market to two-way traffic and enjoy close to 8,000 shoppers per market,” said Van Alphen.
Every Saturday in July, August, and September close to 75 vendors set up their stalls to welcome loyal market-goers and visitors.
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