The Coombs Farmers’ Institute is holding its first ever Seedy Sunday Farmers’ Market.
In celebration of springtime and gardening season, the CFI welcomes the public to attend the inaugural market slated for March 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coombs Fairgrounds. Admission is free.
To make 2021 a successful year for food production, the CFI market will provide members of the community an opportunity to stock up on seeds, vegetable starts and nursery starts, as well as food products from local farmers.
There will be 15 vendors set up indoors and outdoors, with plenty of space to comply with COVID-19 health regulations.
“We’re fortunate to live in an area with so much food production; this market is an opportunity for all of the local growers to share their love of farming, and encourage others in our community to grow their own fruits and vegetables,” said Janet Thony, president of CFI
To further support successful food gardens, Parksville-Qualicum 4-H Clubs will be hosting a farm compost fundraiser on the grounds, during the same hours. Compost will be placed into bags and loaded into customers’ vehicles.
Thony said masks will be a requirement for all attending the event including staff, sellers and visitors. Social distancing will also be strictly adhered to.
There will be adequate parking on the grounds. Cash will also be accepted at the market.
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— NEWS Staff