Last Farmers’ Market Sunday, October 23


autumn-scene-public-domain-640x543We had a gorgeous fall day for our September market last Sunday.

People were strolling about taking in the day’s warmth and sunshine. In spite of this season’s draught, our vendors had a beautiful selection of fresh, colourful produce. Tables were also full of all kinds of jarred preserves, baked goods and frozen meats. Samplers were spotted indulging in locally-made goat cheese and Ontario wines. Musician Benj Rowland and his occasional sidekick – the dancing chicken – kept everyone wonderfully entertained.

You have one last chance to get to the regular market this season. It will take place on Sunday, October 23rd, 10am to 1:30pm at the Old Millbrook School. Come pick up some fresh local produce while it’s still available. Fill up your pantries and freezers now. If you preserve and store for the winter, you can eat local year-round. As Halloween approaches, you’ll also find lots of pumpkins, trick or treats and maybe even some ghosts and goblins lurking about.

Spooky StoryTree tales will begin at 11:00am with this month’s guest reader Jeanne Shields. The Millbrook Public Library’s book sale will run during market hours, and Relic’s Boat will rock us out.

On behalf of our vendors and volunteers, thank you for supporting the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. Thank you also to our local music sponsors – Kathie Lycett (ReMax Eastern Realty), Anita Huntley Professional Corporation, Business and IP Law, Calhoun’s Foodland and a couple of anonymous (but shy) local donors.

We look forward to seeing you again when we return for another great season in April. Stay tuned for later breaking news about this year’s special Christmas Market.

By Leni Rautiainen

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