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Pier Street Farmers Market continues to shine despite pandemic

The Pier Street Farmers Market is proving popular for Campbell Riverites this summer, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

After the first six weeks of the 2020 season, Mayor Andy Adams says the attendance has been up to as many as 900 visitors.

He says up to 26 vendors have come from Sayward, the Comox Valley, and other surrounding areas.

“It is becoming an attraction,” Adams says. “It’s also great to hear that the increased foot traffic from the market has encouraged several local businesses in the downtown core to open up on Sundays. So, it’s a win-win.”

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He says the market is a great example of how the city has pivoted and adjusted to regular activities while keeping people safe.

“With the new location at Cedar Street and 11th Avenue, it’s proving to be extremely popular thanks to plenty of room, lots of safe distancing, and it’s a central location for ample parking.” 

The market features local produce, meats, wine, liquor (no tasters) as well as some hygiene-related products like soaps, hand sanitizers, masks and some artisan products.

It kicked off on July 5th and runs every Sunday from 10:00am to 1:30pm until September 20th at its new Cedar Street location, across from the Community Centre.

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