By Rori Bennett – Junior Reporter
This past Saturday, August 15, 2020 marked mid-season for the Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market.
Only four dates remain, with the October 10 date closing out the season.
The bi-weekly market regularly records over 600 patrons during each market day.
Items available to purchase, include: fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, jam, maple syrup, meats, chemical free garlic, breads, baked goods, flowers, handmade soaps and wood working items.
“We started at the Farmers’ Market last season, and we love it,” Joice Jennen, of J & R Farms, told the Sydenham Current.
“It’s a great setup and we sell a lot. I feel like COVID has made sales better this year, because there are more people supporting local businesses. Right now, we are selling sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, raspberries, and strawberries. We also have a road stand along Baseline Road.”
The market is operated in the downtown parking lot, located at 708 James Street on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market has incorporated numerous safety features such as a controlled entrance along James Street, where volunteers greet patrons and provide hand sanitizer, and remind visitors to follow the directional traffic arrows.
The next market is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Here are some photos from the fifth market of the season: