| 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)

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