Farmer’s Market gearing up for new season

 

By Jolene Perron

Jody Goslin is proud to begin preparations for the Amherstburg Farmer’s Market for the third year running and is looking for new vendors this year.

The Farmer’s Market will begin on May 19 and will be running every Saturday from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm, rain or shine.

They are located at the end of Howard by the Little White Church and encourage all local residents to participate in this grand event.

This year, Goslin is looking for some new vendors to mix things up. She says there are three types of vendors : produce, in which case 50 per cent of the product sold must be grown and raised by the vendor . There is also value added vendors who make the items themselves without perhaps growing all the ingredients included.

“The producer doesn’t have to make the flour themselves,” explains Goslin, “they just need to make the product to sell.”

Third is the non-profit vendor. This type of vendor may use the Farmer’s Market location for educational purposes as well as raising money for their organization.

The mission of the Farmer’s Market is to maintain a local Farmer’s Market for the purpose of selling locally grown and produced products. Also, they would like to support public interest in the purchase of locally grown and produced products. Finally, the Farmer’s Market would like to support the idea of healthy eating and community involvement while supporting local farmer’s, artists and organizations.

For more information on prices for vendors as well as any additional questions you may have, feel free to call Jody Goslin at 519 566 – 7993 or visit Anne in the tourist department at the Gordon House.

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