The News (New Glasgow)
Farmers’ market relaunches fundraiser
NEW GLASGOW - The New Glasgow Farmers' Market is relaunching their Raise the Barn fundraiser to build a new year-round structure that will replace the current seasonal dome.
Kristi Russell, manager of the farmers' market, made the announcement Saturday morning (July 29).
“The new building will offer additional space to accommodate even more local farmers, artisans and food vendors,” Russell stated. “This will not only empower small businesses but also provide our community with greater access to fresh local agricultural products and unique handcrafted goods.”
The completion of the project will ensure that the farmers market will be able to continue to support the community.
“Once completed, our community will benefit from increased community, food security and accessibility” Russell said.
Nancy Dicks, Mayor of New Glasgow, also spoke to the significance of the farmers market to the community.
“This ambitious project is not just about a new building. The farmer's market is a beloved community space that encourages inclusivity, entrepreneurship and bringing people together.”
Not only will the new structure benefit the farmers' market, it will also provide a space for events and cultural activities.
“It is the hard work and generosity of community organizations and various levels of government that we pave the way for this even brighter future for the market,” Dicks said.
The first Raise the Barn project was announced in 2018. Its goal was similar - to build a structure that would allow vendors to offer their good and services year-round.
More information about the project can be found on the farmers' market website, ngfarmmarket.com/raisethebarn.