(Penticton Farmers Market - Facebook)

Penticton Farmers’ Market proposes re-opening, online ordering not going ‘as well as hoped’

“… Just because Kelowna is doing it, doesn’t make it right.”- Coun. Robinson

The Penticton Farmers’ Market wants to re-open on Saturday’s, but some city councillors were hesitant on the proposition.

Farmers market liaison councillor Judy Sentes brought forward the matter shortly after council began on Tuesday, May 5. The farmers market, she explained, is finding that online ordering is not going as well as they had hoped.

The Western News previously reported on April 29 that the Penticton Farmers’ Market was switching operations to an online marketplace.

READ MORE: Penticton Farmers’ Market switches to online marketplace

Sentes asked for council’s consideration to re-launch the market on Saturdays, with strict social distancing measures put in place.

In her presentation Sentes noted that the Kelowna Farmers Market has re-opened with restrictions put in place.

Councillor Katie Robinson expressed concern at the proposal.

“I think this is really pushing the envelope,” she said. “And just because Kelowna is doing it, doesn’t make it right.”

Councillors asked for more information on how farmers market staff plan to enforce their proposed restrictions.

Mayor and council supporting putting the matter forward to their Emergency Operations Centre staff, who will look into the matter further.

Sentes later in the meeting also asked the EOC to also look into the re-opening of tennis courts, which Robinson supported.

@PentictonNews
editor@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Perfect storm’ causes influx of black widows in the Okanagan

The region’s only venomous spider has come out in full force this year

Okanagan College expands ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ to all students this fall

Wellness Wednesday workshops are designed to be psycho-educational

AlleyCats Okanagan: Pet of the week

Mort is available through AlleyCats Alliance

Penticton film production seeking extras

Change of Pace is set to begin filming in Penticton Sept. 28

Veintimilla to run as Liberal candidate

The Oliver councillor will run for MLA of the Boundary-Similkameen riding

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

Attorney General defends Kelowna Mountie involved in rough arrest

Tyler Russell filed a lawsuit against Const. Siggy Pietrzak in June of this year

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Suspected human remains found in burned out vehicle on OKIB land

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP hand over investigation to Major Crimes

Kamloops RCMP search for armed robber of pizza restaurant

The incident unfolded on Monday evening at the Sahali Domino’s store

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Trial underway for Kamloops man charged with kidnapping

Michael Mathieson is charged with armed robbery, unlawful confinement and kidnapping

Most Read