It was a sure sign of spring at the corner of Carson Avenue and Kinchant Street where the Quesnel Farmers’ Market opened full of activity.
The first market of the season was held Saturday, May 7, drawing lots of people on the day before Mother’s Day with beautiful weather.
Local vendors, artisans and crafters provided an array of products for purchase at the Helen Dixon Centre amid live music.
Picking up some plants and jerky was Crystal Allen.
“I had to get here,” Allen said, smiling.
Forestry initiatives manager Erin Robinson and local fire smart representative Ted Traer were on hand to promote FireSmart Awareness Month and provide information to help property owners reduce the risk of wildfire damage.
Also in attendance was Nataliya Williams, who was fundraising for Ukraine through her booth featuring flower crowns, headbands, and jewelry.
Her friends Katrin MacLean and Tania Fuccenecco helped assist in which a selfie station was available.
On Facebook, MacLean noted many women and girls took a selfie with Ukrainian-style flower crowns and colorful scarfs, and donated money.
She said $495 in donations was collected to support Hospitallers, a Ukrainian voluntary organization of paramedics.
The Quesnel Farmers’ Market will return at 8:30 a.m. on May 14.
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