Lo­cal Mar­ket Opens for St. Jean Bap­tiste Week­end

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

Stanstead’slo­cal mar­ket opens June 26th at 10:00 AM at Stanstead Col­lege on the front lawn near the main gates. The mar­ket be­came very pop­u­lar last year and drew larger and larger crowds each week. This year’s mar­ket will be open­ing ear­lier in or­der to take ad­van­tage of the start of straw­berry sea­son, al­though with the re­cent weather, there is now a ques­tion as to whether the straw­ber­ries will be avail­able by month’s end. Whether they are ready or not, Eva Juul of La Veille Douane will be of­fer­ing straw­berry short­cake in ex­change for a small do­na­tion, funds from which will help off­set the costs of run­ning the mar­ket.

Or­ga­niz­ers have con­firmed that there are al­ready ap­prox­i­mately twenty lo­cal ven­dors and farm­ers sched­uled for the open­ing day. Roughly thirty ven­dors have ap­plied to ap­pear for at least some of the sched­uled mar­ket dates through­out the sum­mer, This year’s mar­ket will in­clude many of last year’s ven­dors but will also in­clude a cou­ple of new prod­ucts, in­clud­ing or­ganic pro­duce from a nearby farm. Still avail­able will be a va­ri­ety of fresh farm pro­duce, bi­son, baked goods, jel­lies, crafts, soap and jew­ellery, to name a few. Lo­cal cit­i­zens are en­cour­aged to come to the mar­ket and show their sup­port for lo­cal farm­ers and ven­dors.

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Evans Sealan­der Farmer’s Mar­ket.

takes a stroll at last year’s Stanstead

pho­tos Vic­to­ria Vanier

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