| May 12, 2005


Feature article,May 12, 2005

Feature article May 12, 2005

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Farmers market opens to crowd of 600

Finally, a sunny Saturday. Organizers of the Frontenac Farmers Market were thrilled when they arrived at the grounds of he Lions Hall last Saturday for the grand opening of their outdoor market under brilliantly sunny skies. As the morning wore on, crowds came to sample the wares of the 25 vendors who have come in on the ground floor of this new venture. Since it was opening day, special festivities took place, including performances by the Loughborough Public School band and the Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra.

For the organizing committee of the Market it was great to have the market up and running after the many hours of meeting together and with Health Unit Officials, the Lions Club, and others.

Over 600 people showed up to purchase farm fresh meat, baked goods, honey and local fine crafts. As the season gathers steam, fresh local produce and flowers will be added to the market.

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All items sold at the Frontenac Farmers Market are grown, raised, or made by the vendors themselves. All meat is federally inspected as well. The market will take place rain or shine outside at the Lions grounds every Saturday until at least the end of October. Vendors are still being sought, particularly market gardeners. Call Kim at 377-6668.

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