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Scotsburn farmers market open for business

Eleanor Fifield, manager of Deb & Al’s Farmer’s Market in Scotsburn, prepares a table on Saturday. KEVIN ADSHADE/THE NEWS
Eleanor Fifield, manager of Deb & Al’s Farmer’s Market in Scotsburn, prepares a table on Saturday. KEVIN ADSHADE/THE NEWS

SCOTSBURN – Folks in the western side of Pictou County now have easier access to a farmer’s market.

Deb and Al’s Farmers Market opened in early June, with their hours of operation Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Offering preserves, fresh produce, flowers, plants, antiques and crafts, the market is housed in an old lumber mill maintenance building, which was extensively renovated in anticipation of the market’s opening date. Debbie Sangster, owner of Deb’s Hidden Café, did much of the work, along with her partner Al Harris.

Manager Eleanor Fifield said on opening day, they estimate that 300 people came through the doors.

“The market’s been a great success,” she said on Saturday afternoon.

“It comes and goes, but on Saturdays, it can be really busy. After church on Sunday, we pick up again.”

Local artist Jessica Falconer is also on hand to sell paintings and sketches.

Because the local growing season is comparatively late, Harris had to travel to the Annapolis Valley late last week to purchase potatoes and berries in order to boost the stock, but they expect that local growers will soon be able to access the Scotsburn market.

Deb and Al’s Farmers Market opened in early June, with their hours of operation Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Offering preserves, fresh produce, flowers, plants, antiques and crafts, the market is housed in an old lumber mill maintenance building, which was extensively renovated in anticipation of the market’s opening date. Debbie Sangster, owner of Deb’s Hidden Café, did much of the work, along with her partner Al Harris.

Manager Eleanor Fifield said on opening day, they estimate that 300 people came through the doors.

“The market’s been a great success,” she said on Saturday afternoon.

“It comes and goes, but on Saturdays, it can be really busy. After church on Sunday, we pick up again.”

Local artist Jessica Falconer is also on hand to sell paintings and sketches.

Because the local growing season is comparatively late, Harris had to travel to the Annapolis Valley late last week to purchase potatoes and berries in order to boost the stock, but they expect that local growers will soon be able to access the Scotsburn market.

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