Local Profile: Penticton Farmer's Market
The Penticton Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings. Not only do you get a chance to catch up with friends you also get to meet the people who grow the food you enjoy throughout the season. And in the Okanagan we are fortunate to have some amazing growers. One of these local producers is Zebroff’s farm in Cawston, BC. George and Anna Zebroff have been farming organically for 40 years near Cawston B.C. Their name has become synonymous with what organics is all about. You will see their son Yuri and his wife, Brandi continue that tradition under the name of Honest Food Farm. They not only produce and sell beautiful fruit, but organic juices, jams, dried fruit, salsa, and honey. Make sure you go and try their French Kiss plums!
One of our favorite staples from the Farmer’s Market is Joy Road Catering’s fresh fruit galettes. These beautiful pastries in either individual or group sizes make a great morning snack or the perfect end to your dinner party. Changing with the seasons these delicious pastries are filled with the freshest Okanagan fruits available. Their baking is made with only the finest ingredients bought at the market including certified organic flour, honey from the Similkameen Apiary, Organic eggs from their own chickens, organic unrefined cane sugar and real butter. Visit Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart at the market every Saturday but go early as they sell out quickly.
The Market starts in May and goes until October and is an excellent place to take your friends or family when they come to visit. There are great buskers, lots of arts and crafts and of course no end to great food to enjoy on-site or take home and make your own authentically local meal.
The Penticton Farmer’s Market started in 1991 and is believed to be the third largest farmer’s market in all of B.C. It runs three blocks long, along the North end of Main Street, every Saturday from 8:30am to 12pm.
Don't forget to look for Lisa's flowers, right across from Joy Road Catering!