It is time once again for residents to enjoy fresh local fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods and more as the Haldimand County Farmers’ Markets prepare to open for the 2013 season.
Hagersville Farmers’ Market – Opening Day Wednesday May 15th Every Wednesday until Christmas – 7am to 1pm Located in the Market Square (behind the Post Office).
Dunnville Farmers’ Market – Now Open Grand Opening Saturday May 25th Every Tuesday and Saturday until Christmas – 7am to 12pm Entrance off Main Street East just east of the Bridge.
Caledonia Farmers’ Market – Grand Opening Thursday May 16th Every Thursday until the end of October – 3pm to 7pm Located in the Canadian Tire Parking Lot (365 Argyle Street South).
“Residents in Haldimand County are extremely fortunate to have access to locally grown food at 3 markets within our municipal boundaries” says Mayor Ken Hewitt. “With both having more than 100 years in operation, the Dunnville and Hagersville Farmers’ Markets are long-standing community pillars. And Caledonia residents can easily access the popular Caledonia Farmers’ Market now in its 4th year” states Hewitt.
Farmers’ markets are booming with consumers’ continued interest in accessing healthy, locally grown food. Farmers’ markets:
Provide access to top-quality farm-fresh products directly from the person who grew them.
Draw people into the community attracting customers to nearby stores and restaurants.
Provide farmers and other vendors an opportunity to connect directly with their customers.
Provide an important source of income.
Provide a venue to allow individuals and small businesses to test the market for a new product.
Come rain or sunshine fresh locally grown food is always available at one of the Haldimand County Farmers’ markets. For more information or for those interested in purchasing local food but not able to attend one of the Farmers’ markets check out www.harvestsofhaldimand.ca or request a Harvests of Haldimand map by contacting Tourism Haldimand at 905-318-5932 ext. 6331 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.