Next Farmers’ Market Sunday May 26

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Photo Karen Graham.
Carol Oldfield with springtime bouquets under sunny skies (remember them?) at last week’s first farmer’s market of the year.

If attendance at our first market in April was any indication, this will be a spectacular market season.

Threats of rain, snow and high winds gave way to a (mostly) sunny day and people came out in droves.  Clearly, we were all suffering from cabin fever and were more than ready to get out and celebrate the arrival of spring and the farmers’ market.

The market runs monthly from April to October, on the 4th Sunday of the month.  Our next market will be held on Sunday, May 26, 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street.  This year, we will also host a special Christmas market in November (more on that later).

With over 30 vendors this season, you will find many new excellent products, including homemade pies, Ontario cheeses, artisanal chicken, goat, bison and more delicious brunch fixin’s made with locally grown foods.  A grand selection for the taking.

In May, our musical guest will be Brent Wright, a professional musician who has performed and toured with a wide range of artists including Dr. Hook, Jerry Doucette and Long John Baldry.  A guitarist and singer, his work is recognized in the jazz community.

Book lovers can check out the Millbrook Library’s used book sale and the StoryTree for Kids begins at 11:00am.  Our May market also welcomes the return of the annual spring plant sale hosted by the Millbrook and Area Garden Club.  A not-to-be-missed event for budding and seasoned gardeners alike.

In an effort to improve accessibility to the market, we are currently working on providing some designated handicapped parking spaces which will be in place for our next market.  For more information about our market dates, vendors and special events, please visit our website at millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com.  Thank you for supporting our local growers, makers and bakers.

by Leni Rautiainen

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