The Penticton Farmers’ Market has been operating in downtown Penticton since 1991. Our first Market was located in Gyro Park with a few vendors who had the vision of a true “make it, bake it, grow it” Farmers’ Market.
The membership in the Market is normally around 45-50 vendors with the majority categorized as small, local farmers. In addition, the Market has another 55 to 60 approved casual vendors who attend when space is available to them.
Currently, the Market has the capacity of eighty vendor stalls per market day with thirty reserved vehicle stalls. This past Market season our farmers and food producers returned and we opened every Saturday at pre-Covid 19 pandemic numbers of visitors and vendors.
Every Saturday we are pleased to welcome close to 10,000 visitors to the Market. Although most are local to Penticton and area many more visit from other parts of British Columbia, other Provinces and often from other countries. The Board of Directors believes that the Penticton Farmers Market is a viable economic driver for downtown businesses.
The Penticton Farmers’ Market Society is proud to be a member of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, to participate in the Farmers’ Market Nutritional Coupon Program and to work collaboratively with the City of Penticton to continue to support local “make it, bake it , grow it” vendors.