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Kamloops farmers' market heading to arena for November and December

October 27, 2016 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Regional Farmers Market is moving indoors for the winter.

The organization’s Wednesday market will be moving into the Sandman Centre for November and most of December.

Market manager Amanda Breuer says despite the cold weather, farmers will still have lots to sell, along with local artisans and other vendors.

“It’s just the right decision to make that available to the public,” she says. “There’s tons of squash, cabbages, rutabagas, that kind of stuff.”

The last outdoor Wednesday market was held yesterday, Oct. 26, while Saturday had been scheduled to be the last of the associations farmers’ markets of the year. Breuer says the association had been thinking about finding away to extend the market and went to the city for help.

“One of our members approached the city about the potential for an indoor market,” she says. “The city was cooperative.”

In fact, it was city administration’s idea to use the Sandman Centre.

The market will run Wednesdays from Nov. 2 to Dec. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breuer says the shorter market is because of other events at the arena.

If the market does well in the indoor location, Breuer thinks it could bode well for the future.

“If it’s really successful and we get a lot of support there’s always a potential we could extend it to the new year,” she says.

A year round farmers' market has been discussed and researched. Currently proponets are looking for an ideal location.

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