Vendors and customers at the Cache Creek Market chat.

Vendors and customers at the Cache Creek Market chat.

Cache Creek Market returns in May

The Cache Creek Farmer and Flea Market returns on May 2 for its fifth season.

Cache Creek Market returns on May 2 for what it hopes is another successful season.

The Market, which began in 2011 as a project of the Cache Creek Beautification Society, is a combination of Farmer and Flea. That is, vendors of home grown, home baked and home made are welcomed to set up a table, as are people bringing flea market or rummage items.

Last year, the most successful yet with as many as 19 vendors present on one day, saw a variety of items that often changed from week to week, from locally-grown vegetable bedding plants to art work, fresh fruit, hand painted bird houses, collectibles, freshly made bannock, pies and preserves, to herb plants and handmade soaps.

The Market is set up at the main intersection on the old Esso property which the Village leases and allows the Market to use.

Volunteers are looking at ways to increase the Market’s success.

Assisted by a very generous donation from Second Time Around, the Market plans to put a storage shed on the property to store extra tables and shade canopies for vendors who can’t transport their own.

Volunteers are also considering holding an indoor Market once a month over the Winter months in the Community Hall as a way to provide a year-round Market for vendors and customers.

The same group puts on the annual Seedy Saturday in February and the organizers see many similarities between the two activities, with opportunities to expand them both.

The Cache Creek Market operates every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm from May to October. Vending sites are free on Opening Day, May 2.

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