Kelowna farmer Manjit Basra at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters’ market. - Capital News file

UPDATE: Readers react to new Farmers’ Market location

Kelowna’s new satellite market will open this Saturday morning on Bernard Ave. from Mill to Water

UPDATE: 1:00 p.m. July 6, 2017

A move by the Kelowna Farmers market to open a satellite location on Bernard Avenue has generated a lot of discussion on kelownacapnews.com and on the Capital News’ Facebook page.

Here’s a sampling of some of the comments after the announcement that the satellite market will operate on Bernard Ave. between Mill and Water Streets on Saturday mornings beginning this Saturday and continuing until Sept. 9.

“Farmers’ Markets are traditionally always in downtowns. I hope this one grows bigger so we can have the whole market downtown. It’d be great for the downtown businesses. Look at the market in Penticton…incredible,” wrote Michael and Suzanne Hintringer.

“Nice idea, but could the (the market) consider a different more accessible location. The highest concentration of condo dwellers would best be served by blocking off Doyle at Ellis and Water Streets. Or, beside the courthouse on City Hall and Community Theatre grounds. People could easily walk, or park in the library parkade,” said Janice Jourdan Roy.

Dawn Desjardins thought the move was a great idea.

“This is fantastic,” she wrote. “We live downtown and I can walk over with the kids.”

“Finally, someone saw the light,” said Dianne Garries. “This is great news. Should have happened years ago.”

ORIGINAL:

Downtown Kelowna will have its own version of the Kelowna Farmers’ market this summer.

The Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is branching out into downtown Kelowna with the introduction of a new satellite site on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this summer.

The new satellite market will open this Saturday morning.

To accommodate the additional site, Bernard Avenue from Mill Street to Water Street will be closed on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. between July 8 and Sept. 9. There will be no parking along that block for the duration of the market each Saturday as well.

The new satellite location will feature about 30 vendors each week and serves as an addition to the market held every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the summer at the corner of Dilworth Drive and Springfield Road.

For more information about the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market, visit kelownafarmersandcraftersmarket.com.

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