Thirty vendors filled the parking lot of the Old Millbrook School last Sunday at the May Farmers’ Market. As sunny skies and warmer temperatures prevailed, exuberant shoppers scooped up a wide array of local products, including newly bottled maple syrup, preserves, Ontario cheeses, wine, fresh meats and, of course, baked goods. Also in demand were all manner of bedding and vegetable plants in preparation for the much anticipated arrival of planting season.
Our next market takes place on Sunday, June 23, 10:00am to 1:00pm. By this time, you can expect to find a variety of early season vegetables, including freshly harvested greens and newly dug potatoes, as well as kitchen herbs. Come late June, it will also be time to celebrate and savor that much beloved fruit of crimson and scarlet hue – the venerable strawberry. Fresh and prepared strawberry creations will abound.
The June market will feature Doug MacKenzie as our music maker. Doug is a self-taught musician who plays Ovation 6 & 12 string guitars. Along with his original songs, Doug covers the best of folk, folk-rock, country and pop from the 1960’s through to the present.
As usual, market shoppers will be able to peruse the Millbrook Library’s voluminous used book sale and the Millbrook EarlyOn Child and Family Centre will host StoryTree for Kids starting at 11:00am. We also have lots of options to stay and nosh for lunch.
Finally, a reminder to local community and not-for-profit groups, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market provides a free table at each market for those wishing to do educational or fundraising activities. For more information about our dates and vendors or to book the community table, please visit our website at millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com. Thank you for supporting our local growers, makers and bakers.
by Leni Rautiainen