It’s been a slow start to the growing season, with cooler-than-normal temperatures and periods of rain leaving fields waterlogged and too muddy for machinery.
That won’t stop the Bradford Farmers’ Market from opening for the season on Saturday, May 25, in the parking lot beside the BWG Public Library and Cultural Centre.
Returning and new vendors this year include Springh Farms, Lakeview Gardens, Barrie Hill Farms from Springwater, Everything Maple & More sauces and dips, Innisfil Creek Honey, Say Cheese!, 27 Country Market Speziale Fine Foods, Sweet Annabella’s baked treats, Chef Ryszard’s Victoria Bakery, Homestead Farms eggs, Lake Simcoe Coffee Co., Coldcreek Stock’s Heritage Beef, the great foods of Homemade Goodness, and Rose and Anchor Bakery, bringing fresh waffles and hot panini sandwiches.
Come out to meet the vendors, starting at 8 a.m. on May 25. There will be a ribbon cutting and cake at 10 a.m., launching this year’s market.
Local entertainer Russ Clayton will perform at the grand opening and a full roster of special events and musical entertainment has already been planned for the coming year, including a Family Carnival on June 29 for Canada Day, Caribbean Day on July 20, a Peach Festival on Aug. 24, and the beloved Buttertart Fest, Sept. 14.
Local artisans will join regular vendors on Festival days.
For more information, or to participate, contact Laura Vree, market manager at 905-960-4565.
The Bradford Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from May 25 to Thanksgiving, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., beside the library, 425 Holland St. W. Rain or shine. See www.bradfordfarmersmarket.ca.