Erran Rilkoff was on the scene last Saturday at the Farmer’s Market with his full stand of fruit and veggies. Also known as The Apple Guy from Grand Forks, Rilkoff is the same person who vends on Thursdays at the Sandman Inn. He has been trying to make Thursdays a weekly thing in Castlegar, and finally, today he’s 95 per cent sure his weekly stint is a done deal.
“My appearances have been intermittent because business was slow in the beginning,” he explained. This seems to be the reason he had little competition June 22. The weather has been running hot and cold so produce has been forced to align itself with the whims of the elements. But it seems to have settled down now, what with temperatures being more agreeable.
Rilkoff has acquired a home in Castlegar now and hopes to eventually have a year-round produce business.