Saturday morning market a successful venture

Ashley Thompson
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Last local farmers’ market of the season is this weekend

Etterhill Crafts proprietor Helen Howlett, of Brooklyn, teamed up with Sarah Gaultois to start bringing some more goods — preserves, pickles, sweets and candy — for Windsor Farmers’ Market goers to choose from on Saturdays.

The move from Friday nights to Saturday mornings is working well for the Windsor Farmers’ Market.

“We’re back to that traditional market morning of Saturdays, which the public seems to be happy about,” said market director Allison Grant.

“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback about the Saturday mornings and we certainly see some new faces still coming through, and some old faces have returned.”

Some of those new faces have been local producers offering a vast array of veggies, preserves, soaps, crafts and jewellery for market goers itching to support home-grown and home-made products.

“We were able to attract Avon Emporium back to the scene, so there’s lots of fresh baked goods and hot soup and breakfast available,” Grant said.

The Windsor Farmers’ Market has been extended until Dec. 17 this season. Grant says overhead heaters have been installed in the waterfront coach house to fight the cool winter chill.

On Dec. 17, Grant suspects a small year-end celebration will see market goers and vendors warming up with some hot apple cider, carolling and the live entertainment that has become a popular feature at the Windsor Farmers’ Market.

The Windsor Farmers’ Market is always looking for new vendors to join them at the coach house from June through to December. For more information, contact windsorfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 

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