Market runs on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm until October 14th
Spring is in the air, fruit and vegetables are ripening and the Waterdown Farmers’ Market will kick off its season May 27th.
The weekly event, which runs until October 14th, and is hosted by the Waterdown Village BIA, will have some exciting new additions this year. Waterdown BIA social media and events co-ordinator Adam Neumann said he hopes the community comes out, enjoys themselves and sees the market as a place “that everyone feels welcome.”
“I think our big goal is to have… a few different vendors each week, different things going on so that there is interest and there’s a reason to come back.”
Here’s what you need to know about the market:
WHEN DOES THE MARKET START?
HOW MANY VENDORS WILL THERE BE?
The market will have around 25 to 30 vendors each week, said Neumann.
“We have a mix of returning favourites and some new ones as well, so we’re supporting some new local farms,” he said. “We also have some previous vendors that have been vendors years ago coming back.”
WHAT WILL OPENING DAY LOOK LIKE?
To kick off the season May 27, local dance, music and performing arts companies will be entertaining everyone with music and local politicians will be on hand for opening remarks, Neumann said.
“We’ll have quite a robust schedule for the opening this year,” he said.
CBY Music and Performing Arts will have students perform along with Waterdown Dancers Inc., Waterdown Music Academy, the concert band from the Waterdown District High School and even the Top Hat Marching Orchestra.
Neumann said in addition to performances, local dignitaries will speak at the event.
WHAT IS THERE FOR THE KIDS?
The Kids Corner is back and over the course of the season, sponsors, BIA members and the BIA will take turns running it.
Neumann said the area will feature a variety of activities and crafts — including many that are farm and agriculture-oriented. They are also hoping to set up a multi-purpose area to utilize all of the space.
IS THERE A PLACE TO HAVE A BITE TO EAT?
Those who wish to take a break to eat, relax and socialize, there will be a section in the market near Hamilton Street North set up to do just that.
“There will be a few different prepared food vendors on-site and as well as a food truck, so that’ll be a bit different this year,” Neumann said. “I’m excited about that because people will be able to try different stuff there.”
For more information, visit www.waterdownfarmersmarket.ca.