Craig Bakay | May 02, 2018
The Sharbot Lake Farmers Market returns May 19 (Victoria Day Weekend) for 2018, continuing through each Saturday through Thanksgiving.
Details for this year were finalized at a meeting last Saturday and administrative manager Natalie Wotherspoon said there are 12 vendors committing to the season, more than half of which will feature agricultural products.
They also plan a few new additions if things work out.
“I’ve been communicating with the Child Care Centre and they’re looking at a larger presence,” she said.
Perennial issues such as washrooms and gullies in the parking area were also discussed. It was decided to send a letter to Council to see what could be done. Several members volunteered to work on the washrooms if necessary.
Hours also came up when it was suggested that “noon to 1 p.m. are often dead” and “opening later” might be considered but in the end, the regular hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. were adopted.
The May 19 opening will feature a (starter) plant sale and seed exchange.
There will also be several event days throughout the summer including:
June 2: Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra at 11:30 a.m.
June 9: Kingston Frontenac Public Library Puppet Show 10 a.m.
June 16: Adult art activities
June 30: Kids activities from the Child Care Centre
July 14: Kids activities
August 4: Maple Day — all things maple at the Market
August 11: Burger day
August 18: The Five Woodwind Quintet 10 a.m. and Kids activities
September 1: Butter Tart Challenge
September 8: Kingston Frontenac Public Library story walk 10 a.m.
(please see next week for preview of Frontenac Farmers market which opens on May 12)