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Morels mushrooms star in themed Sicamous Farmers Market

Morel Maket will be in legion parking lot May 24 from 4-7 p.m.
Morels will star in a special, mushroom themed farmers market in Sicamous, the Morel Market, on Friday, May 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the legion parking lot where there will be over 30 vendors and entertainment. (Sicamous Farmers Market-Facebook)

Sicamous has long put the fun in fungi and is continuing to do so with the first annual mushroom themed Morel Farmers Market.

Stemming from the popular Fungi Fest the district is already known for, the Morel Market will capitalize on the spring harvest. As morels thrive in burnt areas, organizer Deb Heap said this year’s bounty is “one of the few positive things to come out of the wildfires.”

People are encouraged to come out and learn more about the elusive ‘shrooms, with fresh and dried morels as well as food items featuring them. In addition to the mushroom mania, the market will also have more than 30 vendors with produce, cider, wine, baking, fresh flowers, artisans and other handcrafted items.

There will also be live music, fly tying demos for avid anglers, mushroom experts, face painting and other kids’ activities and Girl Guides on hand selling cookies and registering new members. Communities in Bloom will be giving away 18 rain barrels courtesy of a donation from Lakeside Storage, the banner project will be selling past years’ designs and bags and there will be rock painting to add to Pebbles, Sicamous’ rock snake.

“There is something for everyone,” Heap stated.

The Morel Market will be held in the Sicamous Legion parking lot on Friday, May 24 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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