Fresh-washed market

After six weeks of straight sunshine, last Saturday’s rainfall was a pleasure to the gardeners, not so much to those of us being dripped upon at the North Saanich Farm Market, where Slow Food had, for a second year, been invited to set up an information booth.

The experience was eerily similar to last year, since we managed to catch a rainy Saturday then as well. Be that as it may, the market is a small but lively one with a committed following, who simply brought umbrellas along and reaped the local bounty.

Rainy weather makes for a popular coffee concession, and the baking to go with it.

Luscious local fruit at the community table:

The market offers great local music every week (without a sound system on rainy days). This week it was The Sirens.

Information from Sea Change, working for marine conservation.

Every market should have its husbands. This one took care of tent drainage.

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