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Farmer's Market to Stay Put in Heritage Square

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

The Town of Hanover and operators of Eat Well Farmer's Market agreed to a new 3-year deal.

Hanover will keep its Farmers' Market.

The Town and the Farmers' Market have struck a new agreement.

Hanover’s Heritage Square will remain home to the Eat Well Farmer’s Market for another three years.

The Town has agreed to again provide free space and hydro for this local attraction.

Mayor Sue Paterson says having a farmers market really is in the best interest of the community.

Not only is the Farmers’ Market a tourist draw, it also provides local farmers with a venue to sell their goods.

Market Manager Rosemary Crick says this is truly a farmer’s market from food to fork.

All vendors are from the region bringing their local goods, including organic fruits and vegetables, organic grass fed beef, fish, jams and preserves.

This year's Farmers' Market will include a new cultural component.

In the past the Farmers’ market has regularly featured local musicians and some craft tents, but this year they are adding art to the venue.

Local artisans will be welcome to set up in the Square to display their works of art for sale.

Crick says there is something very medieval about the market located in the Town Square.

With the live music, the laughter and conversation and children playing while vendors sell their fresh fruits, vegetables and
meats, she says its almost like taking a step back in time.

Crick admits however running a farmers’ market is not for the faint of heart, saying it takes a lot of time and hard work.

She credits the core group of farmers who have been around since the Eat Well Market’s inception who have helped make the market what it is today.

The market will run every Saturday from June through to mid October and will boast about 30 vendors, all of whom will be local from this region.

This will be the fourth year that the Eat Well Farmers’ Market will be located in Heritage Square.


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