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Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market opens Sunday May 4

The 6th annual Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market starts Sunday, with opening day featuring children's activities and entertainment.

"We've got a great mix of vendors lined up for this year's summer season including several new vendors along with returning customer favourites," said market manager Henry Pietraszek. "This is the perfect place to meet with your neighbours and to really get to know the people who grow the food we eat."

The market, located at the corner of Third Avenue and Moncton Street, in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) on the first and third Sundays each month, through September.

Vendors, both local and from as far away as the Fraser Valley, Okanagan and Sunshine Coast, sell fresh produce, baked goods, tasty treats, unique handicrafts including jewellery, skin care products, clothing and more.

The market will feature fresh farmed produce that will become more varied and plentiful as fields and orchards ripen over the summer, and food producers including natural and organic cheeses, meat and poultry products.

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