RDNO backs local market

The Vernon Farmers Market has garnered a political endorsement but it’s not tied to a specific location

The Vernon Farmers Market has garnered a political endorsement but it’s not tied to a specific location.

The Regional District of North Okanagan board has endorsed a recommendation that the regional agricultural advisory committee continues to advance and support local agriculture through venues such as the Vernon Farmers Market.

The action was a direct result of the recent conflict between VFM and the City of Vernon over plans to expand Kal Tire Place into the parking lot where the market gathers.

“It was brought to our attention by an individual that there was a concern that the media was pitting the market against the city,” said director Mike Macnabb, committee chairperson.

However, director Juliette Cunningham was concerned about the committee’s motion.

“Supporting agriculture and the farmers market are not mutually inclusive,” she said. “It became a political hot potato because the market didn’t support where we decided to put an arena.”

Macnabb is clear that while the committee backs the farmers market, its support is not linked to a specific spot.

“It doesn’t have to be at Kal Tire Place. It could be anywhere,” he said.

 

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