Welcome to the Penticton Farmers Market
We are excited that beginning July 1st, 2021 we will be operating under greatly reduced restrictions at the Penticton Farmers' Market. Although we will still be asking customers to stay away if they are feeling ill and continuing with sanitization measures (hands and surfaces) at each Vendor Stall.
We would like to send out a big THANKYOU to all of you, customers and vendors alike who have provided mutual support at the Penticton Farmers' Market over the past 8 months (2020-2021) that we have been open in a reduced capacity.
Together, we have made this happen!
Please note that we will be following the latest Gatherings and Events Order.pdf (interiorhealth.ca) (released on August 20, 2021). Through this Order we have confirmed that the Penticton Farmers' Market is now identified as "Flow Through Event"
In accordance with information provided to BCAFM from the Ministry of Health in early July, we also have confirmed the following:
- Under the Step 3 BC Restart Plan, farmers' markets now fall under fairs, festivals and trade shows.
- Farmers' markets can operate as before (pre-COVID) with no participant limit.
- No requirement for masks (though they are recommended).
- Barriers (between vendors/between vendors and customers) are at the discretion of farmers' market organizers.
- The Penticton Farmers' Market will move away from our current COVID-19 Safety Plans and prepare a Communicable Diseases Plan (WorkSafe BC) during the month of July.
- In the future, if we plan on reintroducing activities within our market, we will be required to follow the guidelines set out in the current PHO as these activities will be considered "events". Under the June 30, 2021 PHO events means a seated in-person gathering in a place with seating available.
Signage and markers throughout the market will remind customers to regularly wash or sanitize their hands and wash their produce when they return home. The washrooms at LINK RD. will be available during the Market.
Typically, the Penticton Farmers’ Market would have up to 80 vendors each week and we are pleased that we are quickly getting back to Pre-COVID 19 Pandemic vendor attendance. Please check out our Vendor page for more information on our amazing mix of vendor participants.
Please note that the 100 block of Main Street in Penticton will be closed to all vehicle traffic on Saturdays from 6am-2pm until October 30th, 2021.