Monday, March 8, 2021

Third Farmers’ Market held in downtown Wallaceburg

By Rori Bennett – Junior Reporter

The third Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market was held in the municipal parking lot located at 708 James Street on Saturday, July 18, 2020.

The skies were sunny and clear, and the temperatures were mild as hundreds of patrons wandered the food and artisan booths at the market.

“I came to the market today, to get my feet wet in the food / food vendor business,” Chris Sherrah, owner of ConViction BBQ & Grill, told the Sydenham Current.

“Today is ConViction BBQ’s first official day, and sales have been a little slow, but considering we are a startup company, I understand. We sell barbecue and pulled foods, from beef and cheddar sandwiches, to chicken wraps.”

Sherrah added: “At the next market, we’ll have Philly steak and swiss sandwiches. We also have pop, water and cookies for sale. We will be at future Wallaceburg markets and can also be seen at the Ridgetown market this summer.”

The following vendors participated at the July 18 Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market:

– Country Market Garden

– Black Dog Garlic

– J & R Fresh Market

– Williamson Farm

– Tacq’s Garden Market

– Long Creek Farms

– Parks Blueberries

– ConViction BBQ & Grill

– Tickled Pink Bath Bombs

– The Village Cannery

– A Childs Homestead

– Sycamore Farm Market

– The Potting Shed

Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market officials told the Sydenham Current about various opportunities to volunteer at the remaining markets throughout the summer.

Volunteers can sign up for one or multiple dates.

Organizers say it would be a great way for high school students to get volunteer hours to complete their 40-hour requirement to graduate.

The markets are held bi-weekly and run until October 10.

To volunteer, you can message the coordinators through the Facebook page or by emailing wallaceburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Here are some more photos from Saturday’s event:

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