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Shelburne Farmers’ Market opens under blue skies

June 4, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Marni Walsh

 

Despite early thunderstorms on May 26, the Shelburne Farmers’ Market opened under sunny, blue skies at the corner of First and Owen Sound Streets, to celebrate their second season at the new location.

The sunshine was reflective of the mood in the market that was fresh with smiles, as well as produce, as the season kicked off to another successful start.

Jodi Jones, Chair of the Shelburne BIA, proved the power of positive thinking, showing no concern for the weather, assuring vendors that morning that “it was going to be a beautiful day – because it was market day.”

She told the Free Press that it was going to be an exciting season for the Market.

“Last year was our first year here and a trial run; this year we have a better idea of what we are looking for at the market,” she said.

Ms. Jones also noted the growing popularity of the market on social media.

“This morning [May 26] we had over 6,500 views on Facebook alone,” she added, expressing appreciation for the support from the community.

A.J. Cavey, Chair of the Farmers’ Market, encouraged residents to come out and see what’s new this year.

“We have a lot of new vendors, as well as old favourites,” she said. “Some of the new booths include a wine vendor and gluten-free baking.”

Opening day atmosphere included the music of Troupe-Adore to create a festive feel at the event. Country 105 was on hand to add to the excitement.

Special events will continue throughout the summer, says the B.I.A. Chair.

“We have all sorts of events and guests planned including Santa Claus and a themed Caribbean Day organized by Maxi’s restaurant [located on Main Street in Shelburne].”

“The market season will be filled with an excellent variety of local farmers, prepared food vendors and artisans, including the world’s largest ice winery, fine local meats and prepared barbeque, to a variety of fresh greens,” says Market Manager Joey Lemieux.

Shelburne Farmers Market 2016 Vendors include:

 

Farm Vendors: Besley Country Market Ltd, Black Willow Farm,  Connie’s Kitchen & Fresh Produce, Escarpment Foods,  Landman Gardens and Bakery, Leitch’s Honey, Levendale Farms Maple Grove Farm, Organic Gardens Farm,  Pillitteri Estates Winery,  Triple H Farm and Woodfield Farm.

Prepared Food Vendors: Dainty Bites, Main St Cafe, Santa Maria, Shine Baking Co., Speers Quality Meats & More, and Walters Pierogies.

Artisan/Craft Vendors:  2nd Lines Rustic Rehab, Crafty Nanny, Mother Nature’s Candles & Melts, Petals Flower Farm, and Sharnettes Jewellery.

 

The Shelburne Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3 – 7 p.m. until September 22. Information about the Market and special events can be found on the Shelburne B.I.A. website: shelburnebia.ca.

         

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