Williams Lake Seedy Saturday Early Bird Farmer’s Market kicks off the season – Williams Lake Tribune

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Sienna Kalashnikoff, 10, along with her cousins ​​Amira Magnusson, 9, Ava Magnusson, 11, and Dean Magnusson, 5, proudly display some of the plants they sold at the Seedy Saturday and Early Bird Farmers’ Market, the April 30 at Williams Lake. Read more about the event on page A11. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
Soda Creek residents Luc Potvin, 11, and his brother Patric, 9, were busy in Seedy on Saturday, April 30, selling their rabbit manure and worm gardening products.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Soda Creek residents Luc Potvin, 11, and his brother Patric, 9, were busy in Seedy on Saturday, April 30, selling their rabbit manure and worm gardening products. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
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Deb Radolla, who organizes Seedy Saturday on behalf of the Williams Lake Food Policy Council, holds her granddaughter Lucy Radolla who is almost two years old.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Deb Radolla, who organizes Seedy Saturday on behalf of the Williams Lake Food Policy Council, holds her granddaughter Lucy Radolla who is almost two years old. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
Gabby Meier, a breeder, left and Simone Buck, a potter, teamed up to cook and sell their wares at Seedy Saturday held April 30 in Williams Lake.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Gabby Meier, a breeder, left and Simone Buck, a potter, teamed up to cook and sell their wares at Seedy Saturday held April 30 in Williams Lake. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
Terry Keener of Slater Mountain Farms, left, is a beekeeper.  She chats with Patricia Wallace who is a freshman beekeeper living in Fox Mountain.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Terry Keener of Slater Mountain Farms, left, is a beekeeper. She chats with Patricia Wallace who is a freshman beekeeper living in Fox Mountain. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
Shannon O'Donavan Zirnehlt of Beaver Valley was selling her sourdough baking, including croissants on April 30 at the Seedy Saturday and Earlybird Farmers' Market.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Shannon O’Donavan Zirnehlt of Beaver Valley was selling her sourdough baking, including croissants on April 30 at the Seedy Saturday and Earlybird Farmers’ Market. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
Kim Woberg of McLeese Lake makes natural soap products which she sells at local farmers markets, as seen here Saturday April 30 in Williams Lake.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Kim Woberg of McLeese Lake makes natural soap products which she sells at local farmers markets, as seen here Saturday April 30 in Williams Lake. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
Norma Schindle, left, shows Harrison Jones and Bradley Jones some worms she bought from Seedy on Saturday April 30 in Williams Lake.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Norma Schindle, left, shows Harrison Jones and Bradley Jones some worms she bought from Seedy on Saturday April 30 in Williams Lake. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)
Natalie Swift, left, and Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society board member Michael Moses sell buckets of compost for the Potato House Project during Seedy on Saturday, April 30 in Williams Lake.  (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune)Natalie Swift, left, and Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society board member Michael Moses sell buckets of compost for the Potato House Project during Seedy on Saturday, April 30 in Williams Lake. (Photo by Monica Lamb-Yorski – Williams Lake Tribune)

Deb Radolla smiled happily as she observed how busy the 13th annual Seedy Saturday and Earlybird Farmers’ Market event was on Saturday, April 30.

The event, co-hosted by the Williams Lake Food Policy Council and the Cariboo Direct Farm Market Association, provides an opportunity to stock up on local seedlings and seeds, mingle with community folks and share in the wonders of spring.

“Starting earlier at 9 a.m. was a good idea,” said Radolla, Seedy Saturday coordinator for the Williams Lake Food Policy Council. “It was busy right away.”

Frank Wijma of Frank’s Plants and Produce in Horsefly was also beaming and answered many questions from residents.

“I’m going to have to write this on my hand to remember,” he told a woman who asked him about horseradish.

Spring is a great time of year for Wijma.

“We start early, it’s a big production, seeing more plants every day and planting more seeds,” he said.

As he stretched his arms out to his sides, he continued, “The greenhouse gets fuller and fuller, and then you get there and meet the customers.”

A very popular table was manned by brothers Luc, 11, and Patric, 9, Potvin from Soda Creek who were selling Hopping Tea, which is rabbit poop water, and Hopping poo which is made from rabbit manure.

“You can add it directly to your plants for manure or soak in water for two or three days to be a liquid,” Luc said, adding that they also sell red wigglers and earthworms and kits. toward.

They were almost full by noon.

Sienna Kalashnikoff, 10, and her cousins ​​Amira Magnusson, 9, Ava Magnusson, 11, of Spokin Lake Road were selling flowers and vegetable plants they had started hard at the beginning of February.

“We turned a back porch into a greenhouse,” they said.

For neighbors Gabby Meier a rancher and Simone Buck a potter, the COVID-19 pandemic has made them interested in selling baked goods.

They both live north of Williams Lake.

Kim Woberg enjoys making natural soaps at her home in McLeese Lake. Today, she lives next to the house in which she grew up.

“My grandfather Doug Huston settled there,” she said.

Seedy Saturday takes place once a year, while the Earlybird Farmers’ Market precedes the first official Williams Lake Farmers’ Market which will be held this Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next to Kiwanis Park in the Cariboo Memorial parking lot. Recreation Complex land.

There will be over 30 vendors in the market offering plants, gardening equipment, local foods such as bread, pastries, sweets, meat, freshly roasted coffee, craftsmen and artisans of all kinds, bath, body and home products and entertainment.


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