Farmers Market New Location, this should be interesting...

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This is the parking lot next to the area it appears that the market will be held. This is all reserved parking.
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moarcowbell wrote: Sep 6th, 2023, 7:25 am
Panzer130 wrote: Sep 6th, 2023, 7:18 am

I literally snorted my coffee out my nose!!!
You realize we are talking about Kelowna, right? Have you seen previous evidence of our authorities looking into logistics first?
I was referring to Stobers' committing to having the market on their property. They seem to know a thing or two about logistics. Who knows, maybe it will be a flop - certainly no worse than where it is right now.
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During regular business hours those lots are already pretty full. Parkinson is usually 3/4full, and Landmark central plaza (and surrounding streets) is constantly full. Good luck finding a single spot, much less enough room for a market.

Having said that, outside of regular business hours those lots empty out pretty good. Not sure what their plan is but if it includes only hosting the market outside of regular business hours I think it'll work out fairly well. Maybe they'll move the Wednesday morning day to Wednesday evening?
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moarcowbell wrote: Sep 6th, 2023, 6:55 am
Queen K wrote: Sep 6th, 2023, 6:50 am I can already see a decrease in sales in heavy objects, whether it's potatoes or someone buying up entire flats of berries. Who is going to be able to haul heavy things back to their car? Buying six or seven well started tomato plants? Sacks of onions? Small things and small bags of stuff? Sure. Not lots and not heavy.
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Hahahaha!...........imagine the money spent for 150lbs. of stuff from a Kelowna Farmers Market?...............DOUBLE Urban Fare's prices.
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I think you make a fair point. I still remember back when the farmers market was where you got cheap cull produce before it became romanticized and counter cultural. It's not that tough to grow your own greens. Grab a pallet from behind any restaurant, sand it down, paint if desired, staple some landscape fabric to it, fill with dirt and seed it. Keep it fertilized with coffee grounds and for a space that takes less than 1 square meter you have fresh vegetables for most if the year. It works even on a balcony. I made 2 this year and formed pockets using garden mesh, the total cost was less than one grocery trip.
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lesliepaul wrote: Sep 7th, 2023, 1:06 pm
moarcowbell wrote: Sep 6th, 2023, 6:55 am

Canadian Tire - $85 and good for 150lbs.

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Hahahaha!...........imagine the money spent for 150lbs. of stuff from a Kelowna Farmers Market?...............DOUBLE Urban Fare's prices.
Lol - we have a bingo!
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CrystalCity wrote: Sep 7th, 2023, 2:57 pm I think you make a fair point. I still remember back when the farmers market was where you got cheap cull produce before it became romanticized and counter cultural. It's not that tough to grow your own greens. Grab a pallet from behind any restaurant, sand it down, paint if desired, staple some landscape fabric to it, fill with dirt and seed it. Keep it fertilized with coffee grounds and for a space that takes less than 1 square meter you have fresh vegetables for most if the year. It works even on a balcony. I made 2 this year and formed pockets using garden mesh, the total cost was less than one grocery trip.20230824_115453.jpg
Nice job!
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Thanks. It will be nicer once the veggies fill in!
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CrystalCity wrote: Sep 7th, 2023, 2:57 pm I think you make a fair point. I still remember back when the farmers market was where you got cheap cull produce before it became romanticized and counter cultural. It's not that tough to grow your own greens. Grab a pallet from behind any restaurant, sand it down, paint if desired, staple some landscape fabric to it, fill with dirt and seed it. Keep it fertilized with coffee grounds and for a space that takes less than 1 square meter you have fresh vegetables for most if the year. It works even on a balcony. I made 2 this year and formed pockets using garden mesh, the total cost was less than one grocery trip.20230824_115453.jpg
I'm going to try this next year. Thank you.
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Just check that the pallet has the stamp/mark shown here. It means that it was heat treated instead of sprayed with anything.
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Better than the wood ending up burned or in a landfill.
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There was talk of building a year round farmer's market on Clement. That would have been great to come to fruition. The Landmark location looks like it's going to be real pain to access.
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The members didn't want to gave it downtown.
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JLives wrote: Sep 8th, 2023, 12:36 pm There was talk of building a year round farmer's market on Clement. That would have been great to come to fruition. The Landmark location looks like it's going to be real pain to access.
I believe this was what you were referring to about Clement:
https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/1 ... et-to-move
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this Farmer's market is way over priced !! $3 for an onion, 6 carrots for $5 etc etc- we find the Penticton and Summerland farmer markets much better and cheaper- West Kelowna is also another rip off Farmer's market
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Of the Farmers Markets I’ve come across I’d say Armstrong been one of the better ones. I only stop by when I happen to be in the area.
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