Stanstead Farmer’s Mar­ket be­gins sea­son

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Victoria Vanier

The lo­cal Farmer’s Mar­ket opened its sum­mer sea­son on the beau­ti­ful grounds of Stanstead Col­lege on Sun­day. “Our first day went very well,” said mar­ket com­mit­tee mem­ber Har­vey Stevens of Stevens Or­chard. “Stanstead Col­lege has been very ac­com­mo­dat­ing; they set a good ex­am­ple of com­mu­nity ser­vice by host­ing the mar­ket,” he added.

“We saw some new faces, peo­ple from out of town and other ar­eas.” Al­ways a chal­lenge to get more peo­ple to shop at the mar­ket, the Mar­ket’s com­mit­tee has been busy pre­par­ing for this year’s sea­son, fo­cus­ing on the use of pro­mo­tional tools. “We have a project in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the AMPQ and MAPAQ. We had a lot of post­cards printed up with all the in­for­ma­tion for the lo­cal Farmer’s mar­kets that peo­ple can just at­tach to their fridge,” said Mr. Stevens. The Stanstead Farmer’s Mar­ket is hav­ing good suc­cess with its Face­book page and it now ap­pears on sev­eral other web­sites that ‘lo­ca­vores’ use to find their shop­ping des­ti­na­tions. An­other project the mar­ket is in­volved with will al­low peo­ple with Smart­phones to learn about the Stanstead Farmer’s Mar­ket, its lo­ca­tion and open­ing hours. “Our goal is to not only bring new peo­ple to the mar­ket but also into the vil­lage. We're plan­ning to have a ta­ble at the mar­ket with in­for­ma­tion about other things to do while in town,” said Mr. Stevens.

The Stanstead Farmer’s Mar­ket is open on Sun­days, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, on the grounds of Stanstead Col­lege on Duf­ferin Street. Some of the prod­ucts in­clude fresh straw­ber­ries, honey, baked goods, smoked fish and hand­made crafts. More fresh gar­den pro­duce will be­gin ap­pear­ing at the mar­ket in the com­ing weeks.

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All of the ven­dors at the open­ing of the Stanstead Farmer’s Mar­ket, last Sun­day, at Stanstead Col­lege.

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