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PHOTOS: Farmers Market brings bounty of produce to Cranbrook

The market, running May 27 to October 28, will set up shop beside Rotary Park each Saturday
Marie-Eve Fradette of Apple Quill Farm in Wycliffe sells farm fresh eggs to a customer. Apple Quill had a bountiful display of herbs and vegetables, and their tomato and strawberry seedlings sold quickly (Gillian Francis photo)

Crowds hustled and bustled past Rotary Park on May 27 for the first Cranbrook Farmers Market of the year.

The earliest crops of the season graced the tables and shelves — radishes, asparagus, rhubarb and leafy greens. Some vegetable stands were sold out of produce by noon. Vendors also marketed clothes, kitchenware, jewellery and art.

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Family and friends gathered at the picnic tables in Rotary Park for a burger or hot dog, and helped themselves to some refreshing strawberry rhubarb lemonade.

The market will be running Saturdays from May 27 to June 10, June 24 to October 7 and on October 28 at 10 Ave. South beside Rotary Park. Sales begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up around 1 p.m.


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Bruno Sperling makes sculptures out of hand-cut or plasma cut metal. Many of his art pieces are floral arrangements that are meant to be displayed in a garden or on a patio, but he also crafts wall hangings with animal and landscape scenes (Gillian Francis photo)
Zaria hands out kimchi samples for passersby. Zaria’s mother Yen-Ni runs GeeWowZa, a kimchi business based out of Nelson. The sample that Zaria is holding is a Taiwanese yellow kimchi, which is distinctly different than the classic red Korean kimchi. The business sells both and it also sells a Tibetan version (Gillian Francis)
Brett Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Farms in Creston sorts asparagus for customers. The asparagus growing season lasts from early May to June and Sutcliffe grows and sells a few varieties of this healthy green vegetable - skinny, thick, curved and straight. Sutcliffe’s favourite way to eat asparagus is by grilling it on the barbeque with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (Photo by Gillian Francis)
Al Howie strolled through the market with his long-range all-wheel-drive e-bike. He likes riding the bike around town and he has ridden all the way to Kimberley on Rails to Trails (Gillian Francis photo)
Sveta and Jim Huntley sold tasty homemade Ukrainian treats like borscht, cabbage rolls and perogies made in their own kitchen. Sveta said they plan to sell their food at the market once per month (Gillian Francis photo)
Rowan Silverhorse of Silverhorse Studios reads fortunes for market visitors (Gillian Francis photo)
Kelly Courtenay shows the Townsman how to tie her handcrafted headbands. With a variety of designs and patterns, the headbands are meant to hold back hair without hurting the scalp. Courtenay sells thick and thin headbands and children’s sizes as well (Gillian Francis photo)

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