WELLINGTON – Buying local and supporting local farmers and producers is the focus entering the fifth season of the Wellington North Farmers’ Market.
Applications are still available to become a vendor. This year the market will run Friday afternoons from 3-6pm from the usual location on King Street East at the Victory Community Centre in Mount Forest.
Opening day for the Market is May 25th at 3:00pm, while closing day is October 5th.
Economic Development Officer for the Township of Wellington North, Dale Small says it’s an important part of the community.
“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.”
Small adds that the market is growing each year.
“Last year was our best market ever with over ten high quality full time vendors each week and we are pleased to give our residents and visitors the opportunity to experience agriculture close up and hear the story of where their food
came from, straight from the person that grew and prepared it.”
The Wellington North Farmers’ Market is once again a product of the collaborative efforts of participating vendors, the Township of Wellington North, Wellington North Cultural Roundtable, Mount Forest Victory Church, and Taste Real.
They would also like to extend a special thank you also goes to Pastor Harry Engel of the Victory Community Church who for the fifth year is continuing on in his role of Market Manager.
Interested vendors are asked to contact Dale Small at the Township of Wellington North.
Dale Small, Economic Development Officer Township of Wellington North