North Hat­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket opens at new spot

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier North Hat­ley

The Vil­lage of North Hat­ley hereby gives no­tice that the North Hat­ley Farm­ers Mar­ket has moved from its former lo­ca­tion on School Street to its new lo­ca­tion in River Park with the en­trance on Capel­ton road.

“It is a re­ally nice setup. Be­cause we’re a tour- ist town, we spent over $20,000 on per­ma­nent struc­tures for the mar­ket. It’s now more ac­ces­si­ble and we have more ven­dors. There are picnic ta­bles right next to the wa­ter so vis­i­tors can buy some food and spend a cou­ple of hours there,” com­mented North Hat­ley mayor Michael Page.

There will be 72 free park­ing spa­ces, wash­room fa­cil­i­ties nearby and a pas­toral land­scape along the Mas­saw­ippi River to dream of. In ad­di­tion, the new lo­ca­tion will al­low a greater num­ber of mer­chants, artists and ar­ti­sans to show­case their prod­ucts.

Cur­rently, there are more than 21 mer­chants of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of prod­ucts: or­ganic and non-or­ganic veg­eta­bles, fruits, breads,

pas­tries, pre­pared meals, cheeses, meats,smoked fish, Ap­ple prod­ucts, flow­ers, fine herbs/spices, etc. up to and in­clud­ing maple prod­ucts. Also, there will be mu­si­cians or artists who will prac­tice their craft dur­ing the hours of

the mar­ket through­out the summer. “We’re hop­ing to at­tract local ar­ti­sans now that we’re big­ger. But we’ll have no re-sell­ers of prod­ucts; it’s not a flea mar­ket,” added Mr. Page.

Nearby, the peo­ple can ben­e­fit from the rental of var­i­ous nau­ti­cal crafts, from the many restaurants that will sat­isfy all tastes and from the op­por­tu­nity of vis­it­ing sev­eral shops with orig­i­nal and unique prod­ucts.

The North Hat­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, founded in 1976, is the old­est farm­ers’ mar­ket in con­tin­u­ous ex­is­tence in the East­ern Town­ships. It opens this Satur­day, June 23rd, from 10: 00 to noon, un­til Oc­to­ber 6th.

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