Farm fairs set to grow? - Metro US

Farm fairs set to grow?

There could be more farmers’ markets sprouting up around Vancouver if city council agrees tomorrow to amend city bylaws, making it easier to start and operate the fairs.

Coun. Andrea Reimer said right now they’re zoned as special events without a lease and can’t put up permanent signage, so there’s no guarantee they can operate from week to week.

“It’s hard for farmers to run a business with so little certainty around it,” she said. Reimer added there’s a lot of demand to have more markets.

“All of the farmers’ markets are north of 12th Avenue, so that’s a pretty big part of the city that’s not being covered,” she said.

Vancouver has four summer farmer markets, in Kitsilano, Main Street, Trout Lake and West End (Comox Street).

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