The Penticton Farmers’ Market has been cancelled for March and April of 2020 due to COVID-19. Traditionally, the market runs from April to October. Event organizers say customers will still be able to purchase goods from vendors online. (Penticton Farmers Market - Facebook)

COVID-19: Penticton Farmers’ Market cancelled for April and May

Organizers will be launching an online shopping platform in coming weeks

The Penticton Farmers’ has become the latest event in the city to cancel due to COVID-19.

Event organizers announced on social media that they have pulled the plug on markets in April and May.

“The Penticton Farmers’ Market would like to thank our customers, friends and community members for the endless messages of support we have received over the last few weeks. After many hours of discussions between the Penticton Farmers’ Market, the City of Penticton, vendors and customers, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our outdoor markets in April and May due to the on-going COVID-19 health crisis,” read the April 13 post.

READ MORE: BC Farmers Markets move to online platform amid COVID-19 concerns

However, customers wanting to support local vendors are not out of luck.

The Farmers’ Market plans on launching an online platform where customers can place orders with vendors before picking them up at a drive-thru pick-up point. Farmers’ Market organizers say the platform will be introduced very soon with additional details coming soon.

Orders placed online will be available for pick-up each Saturday beginning April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Penticton Community Centre parking lot.

“Thank you for your continued support during this time of uncertainty. We hope to be enjoying days at the market again soon but until then please practice social distancing, wash your hands and be kind to one another,” the market concluded on social media.

READ MORE: Penticton Ribfest moves to September amid COVID-19 concerns

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