KAMLOOPS — Like the first robin of the year, or tulips in bloom, it’s a sure sign of spring. Hundreds of people flocked to the first farmers market of the season on Saturday morning, to pick up some fresh, local produce. It’s an event many Kamloops residents have been waiting all winter for.
WATCH: Kamloops first Farmers Market of 2016
The Kamloops Regional Farmers Opened Saturday morning for the first time in 2016. Local producers had a variety of fresh produce ready for shoppers.
Like the veggies, there are some fresh faces around the market, including new market manager, Amanda Breuer.
“It’s exciting,” Breuer said, Saturday morning. “It’s a little overwhelming, but everyone set up without a hitch, and it’s awesome. People are starting to flock down here, which is great.”
Breuer says 2016 has plenty in store for the market; it should be even bigger this year, than in years past. “We have a new honey vendor this year, we have a new local cidery coming. There’s lots of craft vendors new this year, as well,” Breuer told CFJC Today.
The reasons for coming to the market are as diverse as the crowd the weekly event draws. For one patron, it’s about meeting people who come from outside the region and visit the market. For others, it’s about the sense of community, and camaraderie. And, like most of the pool,e who come down, enjoying the food and local produce its a big draw.
For Breuer, the market is a reason to get downtown and check out what our city, and region has on offer.
According to Breuer “It brings a lot of people downtown. I like the downtown core of Kamloops, I think it’s absolutely beautiful, so I think to have an event like this going on every week, it just adds to that appeal. It’s an excuse to bring the family down and hang out at the market.”
If Saturday’s market is any indication, it’s an event which is growing the community.
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