Alfred Heim
Published On: Thu, Jun 1st, 2017

The Community Farmers’ Market Opens Softly by Reg Coffey

Long Sault – A new Wednesday farmers’ market has just appeared on the landscape. The Community Farmers’ Market opened for the first time at the business that it is named after. The Community Market, located on old Post Road in Long Sault, has agreed to sponsor a farmers’ market in their front parking lot. This market was created to provide fresh local products to the community of Long Sault and area during the week so people don’t have to wait unit the weekend to be able to buy locally grown produce or locally raised meat or locally roasted coffee.

This was a soft opening to give the market mangers a chance to work out the kinks with the location and with vendors. There was coffee from Coffey’s Coffee,  Jamaican food from Jambel Cuisine and perogies from Sleepy Sheppard Farms available to sample and some baby animals available to entertain children and adults alike.

There were indeed a few kinks which were easily managed by the market landlords. The vendors that were present were developing plans on how to accommodate the vendors who are committed to attend in the future and how to attract even more vendors and inform the public of the shopping opportunities.

The Community Farmers’ Market will be open every Wednesday afternoon from 2 – 6 PM until Thanksgiving. The market is located at 16113 County Road 36, Long Sault, formerly Post Road.