This season’s crop is harvested at Armstrong Asparagus Farm. Asparagus will be available at the Vernon Farmers Market.

This season’s crop is harvested at Armstrong Asparagus Farm. Asparagus will be available at the Vernon Farmers Market.

Market springs into season

Vernon Farmers Market returns to Kal Tire Place for another season

A sure sign of spring is the Vernon Farmers Market.

The outdoor season begins Thursday at Kal Tire Place.

“We plan to open with local asparagus, fresh basil, baby greens, bedding plants, some winter storage produce, cheese, baking and crafts,” said Ingrid Baron, market manager.

The market runs Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 31.

“With more than 200 local growers and artisans participating throughout the season, we offer everything from fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, crafts, art, gourmet foods, plants, flowers, gifts, and delicious baking,” said Baron.

“Buskers, live entertainment and children’s activities often add to the cheerful atmosphere. Lively chatter and friendly faces welcome residents and visitors alike.”