Vanderhoof’s Farmers’ market will be running every Thursday from 10 am - 2 p.m. There will be vendors selling fresh vegetables, local meats, honey, soap, craft and more. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Ferland Park chosen again as Farmers’ Market venue

Initially only food vendors were going to be allowed in, but now the farmers’ market is open to all vendors.

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, Vanderhoof’s Farmers’ Market is back to its original spot at Ferland Park, on June 11. But there will still be social distancing measures and crowd control at the site.

There will be signs in place informing people about the social distancing measures, Jutta Schoenhardt, market manager said.

To monitor the number of people (limited to 50 currently), the area will be roped off and have only one entrance and exit.

There is no restriction to the number of vendors on site, but they will be set up six feet apart, Schoenhardt added.

Previously, organizers had decided to move the Farmer’s Market this year to the parking lot adjacent to Ferland Park, and only food vendors were going to be allowed.

READ MORE: Vanderhoof’s Farmer’s Market will resume in June, but with COVID-19 restrictions

However, the provincial health officer lifted restrictions on the number of vendors, so Vanderhoof’s Farmers’ Market shifted back to their original site at the Ferland Park, to make space for the extra vendors. Both the provincial health officer and the District of Vanderhoof signed off on this request.

Meanwhile, for people wanting to shop for local products at home, the farmers’ market can be accessed online at

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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