Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market

They were one of the few farmers markets to open this year and now, those who made the market possible want to thank everyone for their support.

In a letter that’s part of the agenda package for the Nov. 10 council meeting, market president Karen Onrait-Casper says the work of District staff, and the approval of the Mayor and councillors in allowing the market to use extra parking spaces and signage, made making a safe set-up a lot easier. And community volunteers, including those from BEEPS and the Chamber of Commerce, were the reasons behind the market’s success during a difficult year:

“Without those volunteers we would have been unable to operate this year. It was a pleasure working with all of them and we are

Opening day June 14 was rainy, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm for the market – it was a busy summer, everything considered!

grateful for their support during this unique year. Our market was one of the few in the valley to open this year and our vendors were happy to attend it. It was an exceedingly difficult season for many of the valley’s farmers and small producers, so we were glad that we were able to supply a safe venue for them. The over 25,000 local and tourist visitors to the market this year were also appreciative of the chance to attend the market plus enjoy the shops, restaurants and all the other Peachland activities that were open. Again, THANK YOU for working with us to safely help our local economy for the sixteen weeks we were able to open this year!

The market is expected to open again this spring (but of course, who knows what will happen!) In the meantime, you can check out their website and Facebook page.

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See May 25 story: Peachland Farmers Market could be back next month

Written by Kristen Friesen

May 29, 2020

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