South Cariboo Farmers’ Market enjoyed by many

Vendors and visitors bustled about in downtown Birch Avenue

The first day of the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market couldn’t have been lovelier on Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House on May 6.

People enjoyed visiting each other while buying from all the vendors.

After five years as a vendor, Laura Stock took over as market manager this year. She says there were quite a few new vendors and all were happy.

“It was a beautiful day, good weather, good food, good music,” Stock says, adding all the shoppers were happy with the selection.

“We had 33 vendors on opening day.”

There were a variety of products from wood carving to jewelry, there were a lot plants and a good selection of food available.

A draw was made for a gift basket full of goodies from the market vendors and the lucky winner was Alice Duits.

The Farmers’ Market has traditionally given away free coffee and beef-on-a-bun for their opening day.

Farmers’ Market president Tina Johnson says they gave away 144 beef-filled buns and at least 110 cups of coffee.

Peter Thorne provided entertainment by jamming with Dean Oshanek, Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School Storefront students and a trio of young ladies also entertained and added to the enjoyment of the day.

To learn more about having a booth at the market, call Stock at 250-397-2004, and if you’re interested in performing, call Thorne at 250-791-5614.