Family Day at farmers market

Comox Valley Farmers' Market

THE COMOX VALLEY Exhibition’s Farmer for a Day interactive display will be displayed Saturday at the Comox Valley Farmers' Market.

The glorious summer sun we all love so much has finally arrived, and the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market wants to celebrate our beautiful valley’s harvest with a special invitation to make this week’s visit to the Farmers’ Market a family event.

It’s Family Day at the farmers market this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

Children love to visit the farmers market but usually it’s for the baked treats or frozen apple juice and popsicles, so this week there will be even more fun for them. Special activities are planned throughout the market to allow kids have a hands-on chance to connect to the food they eat.

Plowing and picking potatoes to the back drop of great music is sure to help slow the hectic pace of family life today. Helen Austin is the market’s entertainer for the day, adding her lovely sounds to the milieu. Enjoying ourselves while still getting the groceries done is more and more important as the pace of life accelerates.

The Comox Valley Exhibition’s Farmer for a Day interactive display will be onsite and kids can harvest a potato, or pick an apple, meet farmer Andy and learn more about farming. Courtenay Recreation is coming to play as well, offering kids activities such as facepainting and parachute while their parents shop or take in a tai chi demonstration.

At 10 a.m. everybody is welcome to a free tai chi class offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society. The slow and graceful movements of tai chi relax and strengthen the body and mind, help to relieve stress and develop flexibility and co-ordination.

Members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society contribute many hours of service to their community, conducting fund-raising campaigns and events that have benefited many charitable organizations and other worthy causes. Check them out at

For more information, check out and follow the market on Facebook.

— Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

Just Posted

No quick fix for auto shop site in Cumberland

Council recommends the applicant get a temporary use permit for now

Snowbirds set to take to the skies of the Comox Valley and beyond

The Royal Canadian Air Force officially announced the 2020 Snowbirds schedule

Internationally acclaimed designer back in class at North Island College

Courtenay graphic designer Laura Prpich is sharing her knowledge and talent with… Continue reading

Denman Island potter recognized by BC arts community

Gordon Hutchens received a Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art and Design

Kwigwatsi Studio a labour of love for Comox Valley couple

The studio is at 3250 Comox Road and overlooks the Bighouse and K’omoks First Nation Band Office.

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

One man dead after car crash in Nanaimo

One person died, another was injured in the accident which happened Wednesday on Nanaimo Lakes Road

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of infamous Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island

Young deer found near construction site in Hammond Bay area in Nanaimo, B.C.

Laid-off forest workers converge on B.C. legislature

Loggers call for action on strike, provincial stumpage

B.C. guide fined $2K in first conviction under new federal whale protection laws

Scott Babcock found guilty of approaching a North Pacific humpback whale at less than 100 metres

Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches

The airline introduced the new reservation system more than three weeks ago

Most Read