Amherstburg Farmers’ Market opens for 2013 season

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The Amherstburg Farmers’ Market has re-opened and the 2013 season is underway.

The market opened last Saturday with 13 vendors and the hope is that more will be added as the 2013 season progresses.

“We’re always looking for more,” stated market manager Gwen McCloskey. “My goal is to get 20 vendors this year. I’m trying to grow it as best as I can.”

Manager of tourism and culture Anne Rota added that many popular vendors from previous years have returned with McCloskey adding that new vendors have joined them.

Connor Boufford pets an alpaca held by Greg Precop of Celestal Casa Alpacas during the  opening day of the Amherstburg Farmers’ Market. Heidi Boufford is also pictured.

Connor Boufford pets an alpaca held by Greg Precop of Celestal Casa Alpacas during the
opening day of the Amherstburg Farmers’ Market. Heidi Boufford is also pictured.

Most vendors are from the Amherstburg and Harrow areas.

McCloskey stated there will be entertainment and things to do throughout the season as well. Singer/songwriter Tara Watts will be on hand one of the Saturdays as will singers from the University of Windsor, yoga, Canada Day events and other happenings. Pony rides were held as part of opening weekend.

McCloskey said she was pleased with the opening Saturday’s turnout.

“There’s been tons of people,” said McCloskey.

The Amherstburg Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Malden Community and Cultural Centre (MCCC).

The Shaanti International Museum of Costumes and Dolls is also open and people who visit the market can also tour the museum inside the MCCC.

The market runs through the end of August.

For more information, visit www.amherstburgfarmersmarket.com or call 519-730-1309.

 

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