Taylynn McLean carry giant stocks of rhubarb that were purchased on opening day of Abbotsford's Farm and Country Market.

Taylynn McLean carry giant stocks of rhubarb that were purchased on opening day of Abbotsford's Farm and Country Market.

Sunny skies draw large crowd to Farm and Country Market Opening

Throngs of people enjoyed the warm weather as they ushered in the 9th annual Farm and Country Market in downtown Abbotsford Saturday.

The ninth annual Abbotsford Farm and Country Market kicked off Saturday under sunny skies. Abbotsford Flashmob surprised everyone with a country stomp mob.  Monies raised went to support the Abbotsford Food Bank.

Crowds arrived early and seemed eager to take in the entertainment and purchase a wide variety of items from the many vendors.  Formed in 2004, the market has grown into a thriving venture that has strong community support.  Market Manager  Bruce Fatkin says “British Columbia is fortunate enough to produce 50% of it’s own food.  A major reason for this is the rich agricultural areas like Abbotford, which alone produces 25% of the half a billion dollar annual agricultural output in this province.”