Shop local, shop fresh.

That is what the Rockton Agricultural Society is encouraging community members to do by coming out to the Rockton Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 3 until 7 p.m. starting Aug. 13.

The market will feature 17 vendors from Flamborough, Cambridge and beyond who will offer anything from fresh produce to meat, honey, maple products, flowers and natural soaps. Vendors include Bee Sweet Nature Company, Stuffed, Pie in the Sky and Lion’s Den Family Farm, among others.

“This is a true farm market so it is really promoting agriculture,” said Katrina Wieczorek of the Rockton Agricultural Society. “We really want to promote shopping local during these times, especially. It’s important to keep our community engaged and keep the money within the community.”

The outdoor event will follow provincial pandemic health guidelines and there will be signs posted and volunteers to help guide visitors through their market experience.

It is currently scheduled to run weekly until September 10.

“We are doing our very best to make it a safe shopping experience and we really hope that the community will support us with this and help us help our local farmers,” said Wieczorek.

Julia Lovett-Squires is a reporter and photographer with the Flamborough Review who has her finger on the artistic pulse of the community. Reach her at jlovett@flamboroughreview.com.

For more photographs and media coverage, please click on the following links:

Rockton Farmers’ Market – Rockton World’s Fair

snapd Hamilton – Photos by Shelly Cameron

CHCH TV News Hamilton – Rockton’s World Fair transformed into a farmer’s market this year

CTV News Kitchener – Opening Day at Rockton Farmers’ Market

The Hamilton Spectator

The Flamborough Review

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