Wednesday farmers market in Qualicum Beach delays opening

Business-licence challenges seem to be the latest roadblock to the new market

On again, off again, on again… currently the new Qualicum Beach Wednesday night Farmers’ Market is off again.

After a stumble that saw them unable to hold the additional weekly market at their preferred Saturday morning location on Veterans Way, organizers announced they found a solution and moved it to the Qualicum Commons, school district property, scheduled to start tomorrow.

“Basically there was a miscommunication between the farmers market and town council,” market president Lorne McCallum said.

“We’re pretty hopeful it will go, it’s clear the town is in favour when you read through the local-food policies,” he said, but confirmed it would not start this week.

Worried about harming the Thursday evening street market run by the Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association, town council imposed fresh, local-food only restrictions that organizers said were too restrictive.

While the move to school district property was meant to avoid town hall involvement, they still need a new business licence.

“We hope to get together this week and resolve the issue,” McCallum said.

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