The chicken before the egg

Old MacDonald had a farm, but The Horse Barn has the small animals farmers’ market

By: Adam Williams

Kamloops This Week

Old MacDonald had a farm, but The Horse Barn has the small animals farmers’ market.

The Horse Barn’s monthly farmers’ market is the only of its kind in the Kamloops area, drawing vendors and customers from throughout the B.C. Interior.

The Horse Barn hosted its third market on May 25, with about 20 vendors on hand to sell everything from chickens and ducks to goats and rabbits.

The flea-market style sale is perfect for anyone looking to purchase a small number of animals, or for those searching for heritage or other specific breeds.

Tom Goode, owner and manager of The Horse Barn, said he has had people come from as far as Grande Prairie, Alta. to purchase and sell animals.

The next market will take place on Sunday, June 22, with subsequent sales on Sunday, July 27, Sunday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, September 28.

With animals in diminished supply as the summer progresses, the market will be opened up to fruits, vegetables and horse tack in future months.

For more information, or to book a vendor spot at 517 Mount Paul Way, call 250-374-3511 or email


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