Patrons of the farmers market browse a wide range of preserved goods Saturday at Seedy Saturday and the Early Bird Market. Patrick Davies Photo.

PHOTOS: Seedy Saturday a hit for vendors and attendees

The sun was shining brightly for this first of its kind event

The sun shone on the first ever Seedy Saturday and Early Bird Market joint event this Saturday, May 4.

A combination of the annual Seedy Saturday garden sale and the first market of the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market Association’s season, the event attracted garden and market enthusiasts of all ages to the parking lot beside Kiwanis Park. By Seedy Saturday organizer Deb Radolla’s own estimation, close to 400 people were in attendance over the course of the day, with people showing up at 9 a.m. before the 10 a.m. opening.

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Attendees were treated to fresh food, newly grown plants, fertilizer and even artwork from over 30 vendors in attendance. Vendors told the Tribune in passing they were pretty well busy the entire day helping customers.

This event marks the beginning of the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market season, which will resume every Friday at the usual time for the rest of the summer in the parking lot adjacent to Kiwanis Park by the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Radolla and the other organizers wished to thank everyone for their support and attendance at the event and plan to repeat it next year.



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Sharon Hoffman sings accompanied by the ukelele to open up Seedy Saturday and Early Bird Farmers Market Saturday morning. Patrick Davies Photo.

Tannis Thompson (from left), Tatiana Hill and Kaitlin Green along with their teacher Jennifer Anderson man the LCSS Grow Operators table at Seedy Saturday and Early Bird Market. Patrick Davies Photo.

Williams Lake Farmers Market Manager Jane Bowser ducks down to check the info on a plant for a prospective customer at Seedy Saturday and Early Bird Market. Patrick Davies Photo.

Members of the Potato House Community Sustainability Society were on hand to assist with cleanup after the market and to demonstrate proper composting techniques including Nicki Cockwill (from left), Oliver Berger and Mary Forbes. Patrick Davies Photo.

Members of the Potato House Community Sustainability Society were on hand to assist with cleanup after the market and to demonstrate proper composting techniques including Nicki Cockwill (from left), Oliver Berger and Mary Forbes. Patrick Davies Photo.

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