North Hatley Farmers’ Market opens at new spot
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.