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No hibernation for Vernon Farmers' Market this winter

There's still plenty on offer throughout the winter at the farmers' market.
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October 22, 2019 - 11:49 AM

With stalls selling a wide variety of local products from veggies to artisan wears, the Vernon Farmers' Market is soon to come in from the cold and is relocating inside for the winter.

The market which takes place twice a week outdoors will hold its final outdoor event Oct. 31, before moving indoors to a warmer and drier location inside Kal Tire Place.

Market manager Ingrid Baron said while the winter market may be smaller and now runs just once a week, there's still plenty of local produce available - from beets and potatoes to onions and garlic.

Baron said the market allows people to support local farmers and buy direct throughout the winter.

"We're a make it, bake it, grow it market," Baron said.

So everything from apples and potatoes to artisans crafts and pickled beets has to come from the local area for it to be allowed to be sold at the market.

The Vernon Farmers' Market celebrated its 40th birthday this year and began opening year-round about seven years ago following the demand.

The market will take a short hiatus following the final outdoor event Oct. 31 until it reopens inside Nov. 29.

The market is holding a one-off Customer Appreciation Market, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11, at the Greater Vernon Recreation Centre.

For more information about the market and hours of operation go here.

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