Sainte-Anne Farmer’s Market launches indoor season
Meet and greet with mayor Saturday
A Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue farmer’s market that is considered the first authentic market of its type on the West Island of Montreal, will launch its indoor winter season Saturday with a meet and greet with newly elected mayor Paola Hawa, as well as the new town council.
The weekend launch of the 13-year-old market that has included six years of indoor and outdoor seasons, will also give visitors the opportunity to share coffee and conversation, from 10 a.m. to noon, with the new administration.
And market coordinator Patti Murphy says patrons can also count on free weekly workshops that continue an education mandate the market has always embraced.
“Marché Sainte-Anne prides itself on being more than just a market stop to buy your weekly food,” Murphy said in a press release, adding the weekly demonstration workshops focus on food, health and the local and global environment. Guest experts give onsite demonstrations on subjects such as food preparation, family heritage recipes or food related topics of current interest. The lineup for the new winter season includes: a Northern Chi- nese Pot Sticker Dumpling talk and demonstration on Jan 25, and a feature demonstration on Korean Kimchi Pickles on Feb 1.
The Sainte-Anne Farmer’s Market, which opened in 2001 with just eight local farmers, was originally founded by agricuturalenvironmental experts at McGill University’s Macdonald Campus. Today the market, which has grown to include more than 30 producers - many graduates of McGill’s agricultural programs - supplies hundreds of families with their weekly food. Shoppers can find artisan and organic foods including: vegetables, breads, cheeses, meats, eggs, baked goods, soups, coffees, teas, meals, and more.
The Sainte-Anne Farmer’s Market indoor season will launch on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St-George Anglican Church, Lower Hall, 23 rue Perrault in Sainte-Annede-Bellevue. For information go to: email@example.com, or call 514 831-3333.