The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market will launch its 12th summer season on Wednesday
Get ready to mark Wednesday afternoons off on your calendar – the Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market is returning to Dalhousie Street in Huntingdon once again for its 12th season starting May 17.
Following a fantastic season in 2016, which featured an average of 14 vendors and an increase of nearly 25% in visitors, the Market will open its 2017 season with live music, face painting, and the annual tree give-away by the Chateauguay River Rehabilitation Committee (CRRC).
The season will see the return of Market favourites promising fresh, quality produce and products each week, featuring organic veggies, baked goods, artisanal wines, fresh-roasted coffee, cheeses, treats for all ages, and a variety of meat products, including goat, veal, and new this year, wild boar.
“Visitors really appreciate the opportunity to buy directly from our producers – after all, we are in an agricultural region,” says Coordinator Ian Ward. “There is just something special about our market. Maybe it’s that we are one of the only rural markets in Quebec, maybe it’s our incredible location. We are all just so happy to be able to offer our produce to people from our own community,” adds Ward, who also owns the organic market garden, Les Jardins Glenelm.
A new image
For over a year, the administrative council has been multiplying its efforts to develop a sense of belonging throughout the Haut-Saint-Laurent, including the organizing of a very successful winter market in Saint-Chrysostome and the elaboration of a new image. These efforts have culminated in the creation of a new logo, a revamped website to be launched imminently, and a summer program full of surprises. Le Farmers’ Market has also developed several key new partnerships, including the Huntingdon 4-H Club and the Family Resource Centre. This year, the Market will also be taking part in the Ormstown Fair.
New members welcome
Every Wednesday, from May 17 to October 4, Dalhousie Street between King and Wellington Street will be closed to traffic from 2 to 8 pm. The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit organisation, which offers members the opportunity to sell their products directly to the citizens of the Haut-Saint-Laurent. The Market invites local organisations, musicians and producers interested in taking part in the weekly event to contact Coordinator Ian Ward at 450-807-2592 or by email at email@example.com.