Councillor Victor Smith says he’s hoping to see a large crowd at the first of this summer’s Farmer’s Market series, which runs every Friday from now until August. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

New Farmer’s Market coming to downtown Hope

Markets will be hosted every Friday on 3rd Avenue

This Friday, the District of Hope and the local Chamber of Commerce are kicking off the sunny season with the launch of their new Farmer’s Market summer series.

“It’s a partnership (between the two organizations) to get more people out of their cars and into downtown Hope,” said Coun. Victor Smith.

Beginning June 14, and running every Friday until the end of August, 3rd Avenue will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for a weekly Farmer’s Market, between Wallace and Fort Streets.

“We’ve never done anything like this—shutting down a downtown street—so we’re excited to see how it turns out.

“And we’ve at least nine vendors coming this week,” Smith continued. “There will be everything from food, arts and crafts, to flowers, and canned goods.”

To participate as a vendor, a $10 business licence must be purchased from the District, which is good for the rest of the year, and table rentals are $2 per linear foot, however, that fee was waived this week.

The Tuesday market will still happen every week next to the curling rink.

For more information, visit the District of Hope’s webpage at


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