Wellington North Farmers’ Market set to open for ninth season in June

WELLINGTON NORTH – The Wellington North Farmers Market is making plans to open for its ninth season on June 25.

“There are so many reasons why buying local makes sense. There is also significant peace of mind in knowing where our food comes from,” market officials state in a Feb. 7 press release.

“Ask questions, and enjoy the experience at the Wellington North Farmers’ Market … [it] provides a real connection between farmer and consumer.”

This year the market will once again be held on Saturday mornings in the parking lot at the Victory Community Centre in Mount Forest and will run from 8:30am until noon.

All public health protocols required at that time will be followed, including the use of handwashing and sanitizing stations, and the public will be asked to consider wearing a mask. Vendors will be properly distanced and entry and exit signage will be well marked and enforced.

“A farmers’ market is a good opportunity for the community to connect. It allows us to buy from and support our local farmers and producers, thus contributing to our local economy,” said Wellington North Farmers Market manager Harry Engel.

“We are pleased to give our residents and visitors the opportunity to experience agriculture close up.”

The Wellington North Farmers’ Market is once again being run through the collaboration and support of participating vendors, the Township of Wellington North, Mount Forest Victory Church, MARCC Apparel, Forest Physiotherapy, and Taste Real: Wellington County.

Organizers offer “a special thanks” to Pastor Engel of the Victory Community Church, who is continuing in his role of market manager for the ninth year.

It is expected that most of last year’s vendors will be returning in 2022.

Anyone looking for registration details or other information are asked to contact Dale Small at the Township of Wellington North or go to https://www.simplyexplore.ca/farmers-market.html or Facebook @wellingtonnorthfarmersmarket.