New Glasgow Farmers Market prepares for first winter markets
NEW GLASGOW – As the summer and fall markets come to a close, New Glasgow Farmers Market manager Fleur Mainville is looking to the winter.
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“It’s hard to believe, but we’ve only got two more Saturdays for the market left,” she said. “There’s Oct. 19 and then the 26th.”
Mainville noted that on Oct. 26, a big, harvest time celebration will take place with live entertainment and face painting.
“It something to look forward to, definitely,” she said.
Though the summer has waned, attendance at the markets has done anything but wane. Quite the opposite, in fact.
“We’ve actually seen an increase in attendance as people get back into school and work routines,” Mainville said. “Saturday morning’s are back in people’s schedule. It doesn’t seem to trail off.”
She said that vendors from the Valley have made the trek to New Glasgow.
The much-anticipated and first-ever winter market will be held on Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The winter market will feature the market regulars, such as primary producers, fresh vegetables, garlic and seafood. Farms such as Friesen, Lakeman’s and Red Road will be in attendance as well.
Mainville has some advice for those who will be attending however.
“Dress warmly. The dome might be a little cold.”
The main door will be closed and the side entries will be accessible at the winter markets.
“It will be a different feel and a different setup,” said Mainville. “There will be ciders, soups, stews and Christmas carols.”
Interested buyers are urged to place their holiday orders for fresh meats. For the upcoming winter market, Mainville encourages people to just come and check it out.
“Don’t be obligated to buy, just enjoy the food, the holiday atmosphere and say hello to friends.”
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