After its second season was put on pause due to COVID, the Hope Farmer's Market is back in action this summer. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Back in action: Hope Chamber reboots Farmer’s Market

Started in 2019, this will be the Market’s second year in operation due to pandemic

After being forced to stop a year after it began, Hope’s Farmer’s Market is back in action.

“We started in 2019, but had to shut it down for COVID,” explained District Counsellor, Victor Smith.

“We know a lot of other Farmer’s Markets are on Saturdays,” Smith continued. But it’s not without reason, he added.

“The reason we hold our Farmer’s Market on Friday is to keep vendors and customers: because other places hold their markets on Saturdays, we weren’t able to secure many vendors (for the same day), but if we hold it on a Friday, then we can get a lot more vendors and customers come out.”

Run by the Hope Chamber of Commerce, which Smith is also President of, the Farmer’s Market offers a variety of artisan wares, fresh, locally grown produce, and the Chamber has “big plans for the future” of the Market.

“We’re working with Agriculture B.C. to bring in entertainment and educational events because fun events should be fun—and this is a fun event,” added Smith.

Located on 3rd Avenue between Wallace and Fort Street, the Farmer’s Market runs every Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.


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