Welcome to the Farmers’ Market

Powell River Farmers’ Market is reopening this Saturday, April 23rd, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Paradise Valley Exhibition Grounds, off Padgett Road.

Returning Market Manager Juhli Jobi welcomes everyone to the grand opening and says she looks forward to a wonderful weekend full of fresh produce, bread, pies and so much more!

And just in case it’s been a while since you’ve been to the Farmers’ Market, here’s a little refresher:

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2 Responses to Welcome to the Farmers’ Market

  1. Norma says:

    There are enough places everywhere to buy non organic meat and produce, including locally grown, although I would be curious how the market defines organic and how it ensures there are no GMOs in anything sold there. That would seem a pretty daunting task to me. That aside, the market is not trying to “isolate” anyone with this policy–it is to do with part of the original purpose of farmer’s markets in general, which was to provide an alternative to food produced with methods promoted by the industrial food system for the profit of big corporations. Providing access to food grown locally is only part of that ideal–chemical pesticides and fertilizers, growing methods that deplete the soil or contaminate the water, produce grown from GMO seeds, and massively processed food is the same no matter where it comes from.
    By the way, just because the cashiers at a big chain store wear shirts saying “shop local” doesn’t mean the food sold there is actually local. The BC government defines local as anything within 50 km past the Alberta border.
    So–kudos to the market for trying. I know it is a struggle to keep from becoming just another tourist trap commercial venue or worse, an “event.” It is a shame to me that after all this time some people still don’t get it.

  2. S Smith says:

    It is disappointing that there is a mandate against choice by only allowing organic produce and meat. I want to shop local, but I don’t want to have my food choices made for me like this and support an organization that isolates farmers who grow conventionally. It’s a shame that a farmers market would isolate customers in this way… Save-On can keep my dollars.

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