Last chance for ‘locavores’
The Stanstead Farmer’s Market will be holding its last sale of the season this Sunday, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, on the beautiful grounds of Stanstead College. Besides the offerings of local farmers, bakers and artisans, the organizers will be selling ‘half and half’ tickets to raise money for the CAB RH Rediker as well
as giving away some nice prizes to lucky ticket holders. Live music is often a part of this weekly event and, this Sunday, Olivier Adoue might be playing his fiddle, weather and time permitting.
Some of the fresh produce that will be available this Sunday include apples, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, potatoes, onions, possibly some of the last fresh beans, squash and pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Also available are honey products, smoked fish, a wide variety of baked goods like pies, cupcakes and brownies, jewellery, stained glass and more.
Organizer Beverly Goodsell did a little survey at the market over the summer to see who was shopping there, with surprising results. “I spoke with some people from the Cote d’Azur who were doing a tour of Quebec. Actually, most of the people who come to the market are from outside. We don’t see many town people at the market,” she explained.
“We’d like to thank Stanstead College for allowing us the use of their beautiful campus for the third year in a row; we really appreciate it, and we thank all the musicians who have entertained our shoppers,” said Mrs. Goodsell.
Other Farmers’ Markets in the region, at North Hatley, Ayer’s Cliff and Georgeville, will be open this Saturday morning.
Local musicians Christopher Hinton (left) and Mike Bellizzi playing a few tunes at the Stanstead Farmer’s Market earlier in the summer.