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YK Farmers Market calling for vendors for 5th annual market

This year marks the fifth annual Yellowknife Farmers Market, and they’re looking for vendors.

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The annual market takes place every Tuesday night at Somba K’e Civic Plaza during the summer months. It’s calling for growers, harvesters, food vendors, bakers and artisans to make this year bigger than ever.

“The Yellowknife Farmers Market is very important to the local economy of Yellowknife,” said France Benoit, the market’s chairperson.

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“We do that by keeping money in Yellowknife because we are only offering products that are grown or baked or canned or processed right here in Yellowknife.”

This will be the market’s fifth year in the city. Benoit says this year they’re pushing to bring more local produce to the market.

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“Every year we are being asked to try to have more produce for sale at the market, so this year we are doing a big push for that,” she said.

The market is currently working with a consultant to develop a produce strategy, which they hope to complete by the end of the month.

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Last year, between 70 and 80 vendors sold their wears outside city hall.

The deadline to apply for vendors is midnight, Apr. 7. The market officially opens Jun. 6. Anyone interested can apply here.


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