Farmers market opens this weekend

The Fort St. John Farmers' Market will officially open this weekend/Photo: Fort St. John Farmers Market - Facebook

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Rain or shine, the organizers of the Fort St. John Farmers Market plan to start holding their market outside for the warm summer months to come.

Not only that, but starting next week, vendors can sell their goods on Wednesday nights, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Marketing Manager Marie Bernardin says it was something they’ve wanted to do with the market for a long time coming.

“People think of farmers markets of being outside,” she said. The move to make the market a twice-a-week event, Bernardin said, is because it’ll help vendors sell fresher produce.

The market will end after thanksgiving weekend this year, as being outside will make it harder to extend the season.

Vendors will be selling their items at the market this Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Park to start the season. Bernardin confirmed 20 vendors have already signed up to be there that day.