MAY 13TH MARKET CANCELLED

Sorry folks, but we have been asked by the Village of Lumby to cancel the May 13th Saturday Market due to the risk of continued flooding and possible severe weather.  We've never had to cancel before and sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause to our vendors...

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FROM THE HERB PATCH – BALM OF GILEAD

FROM THE HERB PATCH – BALM OF GILEAD

  Balm of Gilead is a time-honoured natural remedy made from poplar buds, The medicinal properties of the balsam poplar tree (Populus balsamifera) lie in the winter buds, and with this slow spring it’s not too late to collect them before the leaves arrive (you...

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GARDENING TIPS FROM SAM – COMPANION PLANTINGS

GARDENING TIPS FROM SAM – COMPANION PLANTINGS

Well, I was asked a couple of questions about companion gardening and although I knew a few plants that do well with most plants and provide a benefit, like the use of marigolds in your garden, a little research provided a greater insight..so, here it goes for some of...

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FROM THE HERB PATCH – NETTLES & LAVENDER

FROM THE HERB PATCH – NETTLES & LAVENDER

         Spring herbs -  I’m always happy to see my little patch of stinging nettle every spring.  The leaves decrease pain and act as a mild diuretic, accounting for their use in providing relief from allergies and arthritis. The young leaves, rich in iron,...

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GARDENING TIPS FROM THE MARKET’S PLANT LADY

GARDENING TIPS FROM THE MARKET’S PLANT LADY

Spring planting has already begun, and here at the Market, we're lucky to have one of the Okanagan's best gardeners right on the spot.  Sam also writes a gardening column for our local weekly newspaper, the Lumby Valley Times.  Pests bugging your timid tomatoes,...

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LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET SOCIETY

LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET SOCIETY

Just a word about our Market, it’s run by a wonderful group of volunteers who are not only an important part of the community but an important part of the Lumby Public Market Society.  That’s right, we’re a society, have been since 2010. The purposes of the Society...

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Gleaners Booth Confirmed for 2017 Buttertart Festival

Gleaners Booth Confirmed for 2017 Buttertart Festival

The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society (“The Gleaners”) is a group of volunteers who have responded to the opportunity to turn surplus food crops into nutritious meals for a hungry world. Additionally we receive donated medical equipment from local facilities, and...

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I can't wait for The Buttertart festival Sept 9th