Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market kicks off its 2013 season!
Nothing says the beginning of summer better than the Collingwood Farmers’ Market. This year the market kicks off its 10th season on May 18th, and continues until the Thanksgiving weekend. Rain or shine, it runs every Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., outdoors in the Second and Pine Street municipal parking lot.
For years the farmers’ market has been offering a place to purchase quality produce, food and crafts. In addition, the idea of the 100 mile market (the market containing only produce from 100 miles around the market location) has been implemented to promote buying local and eating healthy.
The Collingwood market features produce vendors, local baked goods, crafts and artwork. There will be many new faces, in addition to the tried and true vendors that have been coming since the market began eight years ago in 2004. Many new produce vendors have also signed up for the market this season.
“The Farmers’ Market serves not only as a social catalyst, but also promotes the concept of buying from area farmers and supporting the local economy” says Rachel Thomas, Farmers’ Market Coordinator. “The market is integral part of the downtown Collingwood experience.”
In addition to approximately 40 vendor stalls, special events will be held at the market such as: children’s activities, musicians and demonstrations. The market promises to be larger than ever this year.
So come on out every Saturday morning to savour the local flavours! Remember, “We’re naturally appealing”!
Interested in becoming a vendor, click here for the 2013 Information and Application Package.