Seedy Saturday kicks off gardening season

Lake City Secondary School students Laurel Campbell (from left), Emily Lucassen, Adrienne Zimmerman and Anthony Dimarco man their booth at Seedy Saturday May 1, 2021. The students are part of the LCSS Grow Operators club which grows a variety of flowers and tomato plants to raise funds for student scholarships.Lake City Secondary School students Laurel Campbell (from left), Emily Lucassen, Adrienne Zimmerman and Anthony Dimarco man their booth at Seedy Saturday May 1, 2021. The students are part of the LCSS Grow Operators club which grows a variety of flowers and tomato plants to raise funds for student scholarships.
Everything from chives, to parsley to basil plants and much more were available for purchase at the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market May 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)Everything from chives, to parsley to basil plants and much more were available for purchase at the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market May 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
The rain held off for the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market May 1. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)The rain held off for the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market May 1. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Friends Connie Coreless and Pam Hedley-Smith said they loved being able to go to an outdoor event again. The local farmer’s market will kick off this Friday, May 7.Friends Connie Coreless and Pam Hedley-Smith said they loved being able to go to an outdoor event again. The local farmer’s market will kick off this Friday, May 7.
Mary Forbes' rooster provides some enjoyment for those attending the Potato House booth at the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market where Mary and Oilver Berger were on hand to talk compost and sustainable living. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Marla Renn was happy to find some plants at the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)Marla Renn was happy to find some plants at the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

Supporters lined up in an orderly, physically-distanced manner outdoors to take in the Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Earlybird Farmers’ Market May 1, which was forced to cancel last year due to COVID-19.

The first of its kind this year, the event, located beside Kiwanis Park, attracted more than 30 vendors offering locally grown or made products as well as information booths on living sustainably in the Cariboo.

Deb Radolla, one of the event organizers, manned the entrance, where customers donned face masks and hand-sanitized before being let in a few at a time.

Friends Connie Coreless and Pam Hedley-Smith took in Seedy Saturday together and said they were thrilled to be there.

“Happy to be out to see people, to have sunshine and plants,” said Coreless.

“It’s perfect.”

Hedley-Smith agreed.

“New faces, and how can you go wrong with plants.”

The Williams Lake Farmer’s Market kicks off in the same location Friday, May 7.


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