Powell River Farmers’ Market opens on Saturday, April 23rd, starting at 10:30 am, at the Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds, off Padgett Road.
There are a few new additions to the Farmers’ Market this year, says returning market manager, Juhli Jobi. For starters, the beautiful artwork, above, that will be the new facade for the Info Booth, Abundance by Catnip.
As well, some ethnic food is making an appearance this year, Juhli said. “Indonesia and Middle East will be represented this year along with our existing Chilean and Vietnamese cuisine,” she said. “Local favourites from the grill, fryer and crock pots will continue to round out our hot food options.”
Live music will feature a guest band the first Saturday of each month followed by an “everyone welcome” Open Mic on remaining Saturdays and Sundays. “If you’d like to share your passion of music with us, come grace our stage,” Juhli said. “Our opening weekend will feature the incredible Wildwood Social Club.”
Juhli said there will be flexible payment options. “The info booth will accept credit card payments on behalf of the vendors this year,” she said. More details will be provided at the information booth.
“You’ll also notice new picnic tables sprinkled around the grounds,” Juhli said. “Five were bought at the end of last season by the Farmers’ Market and five more are being donated at the start of this season by the Powell River & District Agricultural Association.”
Juhli said she looks forward to another great season with the Powell River Farmers’ Market. Visit powellriverfarmersmarket.blogspot.ca for weekly updates.