Year-round mar­ket

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Even if the weather out­side is fright­ful, mem­o­ries of warmer climes come to life at the Van­kleek Hill Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, which has grown into a year­round at­trac­tion.

A cham­pion of whole­some lo­cally pro­duced foods, arts and crafts, the mar­ket is a fo­rum for pro­duc­ers and cus­tomers to en­gage in am­i­ca­ble con­ver­sa­tion and sells their prod­ucts.

Ven­dors of­fer their wares Satur­days year-round, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Van­kleek Hill Col­le­giate In­sti­tute, sit­u­ated at 5814 High­way 34. Dur­ing the win­ter months, the mar­ket is lo­cated in­side the high school.

Stalls are chock full of a wide va­ri­ety of goods -- blue corn meal, bar­ley prod­ucts, baked items, dog food, greens, let­tuce, spinach and gar­lic, pre­serves, flow­ers, can­dles, grass-fed goat, lamb, beef, rab­bit meat, herbs, spices, wild mush­rooms, plants, soaps and skin prod­ucts.

Also check out red deer and wild boar meat.

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LIKE HOT CAKES: prod­ucts. The year-round Van­kleek Hill Farm­ers’ Mar­ket is a cor­nu­copia of lo­cal

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