In Pictures: the first outdoor Farmer’s Market of the Year!

Despite the cool weather and weak sunshine, the market hummed with activity on Saturday morning. David F. Rooney photo

By David F. Rooney

Saturday mornings at the Farmers’ Market are a veritable ritual with many — perhaps even most — Revelstokians.

It’s an opportunity to stretch our legs, purchase some great veggies, baked goods or handmade gifts and, of course have a coffee and chat with our friends. It’s one of the little things that makes life in our community so marvelous.

The market opened outdoors this past Saturday and even the cool and breezy weather couldn’t keep people away. Here are images from the morning that I hope you’ll enjoy:

Carol Fitchett and Claudette Kendall prepare their display of Okanagan College courses and other offerings at the first outdoor Farmers' Market of the year on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo
Gene and Sharon Bailey (center and right) and their grandson, Jacob, brought in a truck load of bright bedding plants and vegetables to market on Saturday from Mayfair Farms in Salmon Arm. Here's a tip: they have GREAT cherry tomatoes. David F. Rooney photo
Judy DeBoer (left) of Unique Stained Glass chats with a passerby as her wares glisten and gleam in the thin morning sun. David F. Rooney photo
Marla Bugge has astonishlngly beautiful pendants and jewellery made from semi-precious stones and fossils. David F. Rooney photo
Tanya Secord of Cover Me Cozy poses with her lovely offerings. David F. Rooney photo
Mia Mathis and Derek Lennon of Aim Hats were offering hand-made thinking caps for sale on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo
Brian Morris is back this year with more intricate artwood in wood and glass. Judging by what's in his hand, he's also back for Pam Sanghera's locally famous samosas. David F. Rooney photo
Connie Hueppi slices some homemade bread and slathers on some delicious birch sap jelly. The taste was amazing! David F. Rooney photo
Darcey Smith offers up original artwork and jewellery featuring pixies, mermaids and other Faerie creatures. David F. Rooney photo
Melissa Friesen, Donovan Skelton and their daughter Mariah were eager to sell their natural products to shoppers at the market. David F. Rooney photo
And, of course, who could miss the organic vegetables from Wild Flight Farms? David F. Rooney photo
Looking for something that would appeal to the carnivores in your household? Kurt Sauter had lots of fantastic sausages on offer. David F. Rooney photo
Yan Liu works on some handmade jewellery. David F. Rooney photo
Brigitte Gysi of Enderby had a table full of organic breads, buns and other scrumptious edibles. David F. Rooney photo
Inge Anhorn had lots of tea towels, mittens and other woven items for sale. The mittens were good idea as a it was cool and breezy opening morning. David F. Rooney photo
Ceramist Nancy Geismar arranges her beautiful pottery. David F. Rooney photo
Patti and Satish Shonek of Sugandh Mountain Trading and Bodyworks Co. had lots of sweet smelling soaps and other creations for sale. David F. Rooney photo
Looking for fresh garlic? You need go no further than Ian Richardson of Rocky Ridge Farm had not only young fresh garlic for sale, but bags of fantastic garlic scapes that — trust me on this! — are great in scrambled eggs. David F. Rooney photo
Eri Inabe (left) and Simone Kaargard of Cabin Creations work on some of their handmade creations. David F. Rooney photo
Sarah Jane Osadetz works on a piece of copper artwork. The Golden-based artist produces jewellery, art, photography and music. David F. Rooney photo
Looking for a walking stick? Go see Morris Brown. He'll have just what you need. David F. Rooney photo
Steve O'Reilly is a long-standing icon of the Farmers' Market with bis beautifully finished bowls in local woods. David F. Rooney photo
Ellen Tremblay of Silky Soap and Body Care chats with the Veidemans as traffic at the market heats up. David F. Rooney photo
Mmmm, tasty! Pam Sanghera was back serving up fantastic Indian treats. David F. Rooney photo
Sandy Zacker talks with a couple of young potential customers who were desperately eyeballing her hand-made Barbie clothes. David F. Rooney photo
Chris Kaser holds up one of the pendants he sells at the market. David F. Rooney photo
Photographer and designer Freya Rasmussen (left) chats with jeweller Arleigh Garratt (right) and her husband outside the booth where she sells bags bearing her distinctive images. David F. Rooney photo
Alpaca wool, anyone? Craig Bacon had plenty of skeins to choose from. David F. Rooney photo
Kelly Roberts of Baked in BC has amazingly tasty muffins, breads and other baked goods on sale every Saturday. David F. Rooney photo
Local oil painter Cecilia Lea has just the thing you need for that blank space in your home. David F. Rooney photo
Conor Hurley of Stoke Roasted pours a cup of java for a local customer. David F. Rooney photo
Debra Cooper of Salmon Arm had plenty of glass baubles for sale. David F. Rooney photo
Sharie Ko clinches a sale at her Handmade Accessories booth. David F. Rooney photo
Lan and Joylene Sulz talk with a customer at their baked goods booth. David F. Rooney photo
Chris deVries of Creighton Valley Apiaries uses everything from his hives — honey for eating and baking and beeswax for the handmade candles he showed to customer John Brodie. David F. Rooney photo
Who in Revelstoke doesn't have at least one of these marvelous metal creatures made by Tamaralea Jackson and Doug Nelles? If you've got just one perhaps it's time to pick up another. David F. Rooney photo
Terra Park offers up some of the herbs she has been growing at her Terra Firma Farm. David F. Rooney photo
Saturdays at the market are perfect for both Man and Dog to catch up on all the latest goings-on with their friends, both two- and four-legged. David F. Rooney photo