By Rori Bennett – Junior Reporter
Although the temperature felt more like fall, the sun was still shining as hundreds of people attended the seventh Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market of the year.
Volunteers counted approximately 750 visitors to the municipal parking lot, located at 708 James Street in downtown Wallaceburg.
“I am a small business, I live local and I wanted to support my community,” Beck Stoliker, owner of the Village Cannery, told the Sydenham Current.
“We’ve been coming to the markets for a few years now and sales are excellent, they always have been. COVID hasn’t impacted our business much at all, other than a bit more work maybe, but it’s well worth it. We offer our canning outside of the market as well, at Foster’s Meats, as well as privately.”
Vendors shared a combination of end of summer and early fall harvest fruits and vegetables, as well as pepperettes, baked goods, flowers, potted plants, garlic, and a variety of herbs.
As a special treat, market patrons this week were treated to a visit from some ‘super heroes’ from Comic Oasis located on James Street, across from the market.
Here is an list of vendors in attendance this past Saturday:
– Black Dog Garlic
– Country Market Garden
– J&R Fresh Market
– Parks Blueberries
– Sycamore Farm Market
– Tacqs Market Garden
– The Potting Shed
– A Child’s Homestead
– ConViction BBQ &Grill
– The Baker’s Affair
– The Village Cannery
– Tickled Pink Bath Bombs
– Union Block Bakery
– Williamson Farms
Only two dates remain for this year’s series, September 24 and October 10, 2020. Both events will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in downtown Wallaceburg.