One year into the pandemic Sooke’s farmers and artisans are ready to continue playing an important role in the resilience of our community
April 24th will see the Sooke Country Market kick off its 26th season in our community. This will be the second season for the Market at its new location just below the municipal hall at John Phillip’s Memorial Park, and the second season under COVID-19 constraints.
Teresa Willman, farmer at Silvercloud Farm and Manager of the market expressed optimism about the coming season: “We’re heading into the 2021 season knowing a lot more than we did this time last year about how COVID would impact the market. We’re really proud to have delivered a safe and successful market last year, and we’re excited to do it again.”
After a winter of high COVID cases and subsequent shutdowns of Christmas Craft Markets the opportunity to sell their art, crafts, and creations will be much needed for the market’s artisans. Additionally, the tenuous state of food security on Vancouver Island has been more acutely felt by many during this pandemic and the return of local produce from Sooke’s farmers will be a welcome arrival. The Market is a shining example of the strong reciprocal relationships that have and continue to take care of our community.