As we approach mid August, local produce and food vendors at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market are anxious to share some of the wonderful tastes and flavours experienced only at this time of year. The Market is hosting a special event this Saturday, Aug. 18, called “Flavours of Quesnel”. Vendors will be encouraged to provide samples, demonstrations and taste tests of their products so customers can experience, first hand, the wonderful variety of items produced in the North Cariboo.
You can expect to find a full selection of mid-season crops at the market right now. Tomatoes, beans, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, basil, cucumbers, peppers, onions, garlic, lettuces, beets and summer squash are all at their best at this time; in addition, you’ll find a great selection of breads, cookies, ready-to-eat gyros, dim sum and other exotic foods, birch syrup, Cariboo honey, perogies, plus locally raised and cured meats and fish.
The Quesnel Farmers’ Market is also a great setting to shop for tastefully crafted gift items, from soaps and jewelry, to framed landscape photos. It’s also the perfect place to take out-of-town guests.
Come sample and smell the flavours of grilled summer squash, barbequed lamb sausages, wild berry jams and jellies and much more. Grab a coffee and listen to the beautiful voice and music of Jacinta. The Market is open each Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Helen Dixon School site.