Don’t worry if it is snowing outside, because it’s dry and warm inside where you’ll find farm fresh vegetables and locally crafted products in a welcoming farmers’ market setting.
The Collingwood Winter Farmers’ Market is enjoying a highly successful first season as it welcomes visitors Saturdays, until February 24th, at Trinity United Church (140 Maple Street, Collingwood) from 10a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The market places a strong emphasis on locally grown/produced food products and continues to grow in popularity. It features produce, meat, bread, coffee and crafts. It is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of market vendors who had a desire to extend the season of the popular Pine Street outdoor market.
Mike Reid from Kolapore Gardens is one of the regular market vendors. He said the time was right for organizers to create an indoor market to run past the end of the summer market that closes on Thanksgiving weekend. He added that he has been pleasantly surprised at the positive response for the winter market, joking that he may have to grow more product to keep up with demand next year.
This comment was echoed by organizers and vendors throughout the market.
Kimberly Schneider from Dunridge Farms in Duntroon was happy to see a farmers’ market continue past Thanksgiving in Collingwood. She says sales and attendance have been strong, confirming the public’s desire to buy locally grown produce and produced products.
Local vendors are on hand to provide hot items for sale including the good folks with delicious menu items from Ali’s Kitchen (pictured above) in Collingwood.
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