In the interests of the safety of all of our vendors, shoppers and community, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market Management Committee has decided to cancel its first market of the season, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26th.
The good news is that local food can still be accessed. Many of our vendors are offering online sales, email ordering and farm gate sales. They have all put in place the necessary physical distancing and other safety procedures as required by our local health unit. Among the products that you can still buy are: newly bottled and delicious maple syrup, honey, fresh beef, pork, lamb, baked goods, artisan cheeses, microgreens, storage vegetables, kombucha, wine and herbal products (sorry, no doughnuts!). We also have a new vendor selling small batch cultured butter and buttermilk.
You can safely purchase these products by contacting our vendors directly. We have updated our website to provide direct links and/or contact information (www.millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com). If you don’t have access to the Internet, you can call (705) 559-5293. The Millbrook Mercantile downtown also carries some of our vendors’ products.
We know farmers’ markets everywhere are scrambling to find ways to continue to serve their communities safely. As we move forward, we are also investigating other options should current conditions continue. In the meantime, we will be posting updates on our website and social media pages. Our local growers and producers, like many other people and businesses, are going through a very difficult time. If you are able, please continue to support them. Stay well everyone.
By Leni Rautiainen