This week's market is looking good. Last week's Opening of the Bridgewater Farmers Market was an excellent start to a thriving new season.
Last week's Opening of the Bridgewater Farmers Market was an excellent start to a thriving new season. The weather was perfect and it was wonderful to see so many folks come out to enjoy the day, meet friends, share some time together and make the market a meeting place for the week.
At This Week's Market
This week's market is looking good as well. As the summer nears the volume of fresh produce will increase with hopes of early Strawberries (though we're not sure if it will be this week or next), there is lots of salad greens, eggs, vegetables, fruits, berries, artisan french breads, old-fashioned home baking, granola & granola bars, jams, jellies, pickles, herbed salts, hormone & antibiotic-free eggs & grass-fed beef, pork, lamb & smoked meats, soy & beeswax candles, hand-made soaps, hand-crafted country pine decor & furnishings, up-cycled clothing, annual and perennial transplants, herbs, waffles on a stick, grilled sausages, hot fair-trade coffee and teas, espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, lemonade, and more.
Most of our vendors are here every week without fail, however we know it's nice to know what to expect. Here are the vendors confirmed for this week:
- Watershed Farm
- Rumtopf Farm
- R&R Corkum Farm
- Airstream Cafe
- Boulangerie La Vendeene
- Lilley Pad Candles & Soaps
- Sue's Homemade Granola
- Pine to Products
- Indian Garden Farms
- Joyce's Perennials
For more information about our regular market vendors, please see the Vendor listings for detailed bios, links, contact information and what they sell.
David MacDonald and Wendy Demarco will be providing musical entertainment while you enjoy a beverage, sausage or snack.
This week at our Community Table is the YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE) program. The SWSE is a national, non-profit exchange program offering 16- and 17-year-old youth the opportunity to improve their second official language skills while also gaining valuable work experience through a paid placement in the non-profit sector or public sector. For six weeks during the summer, participants live with a host family and work in a community where French predominates; at the same time, their own family usually hosts their French-speaking counterpart in Nova Scotia.
More Vendors Wanted
The market has grown this year but there is room for more vendors, especially in the areas of home baked goods, such as cookies, breads, cupcakes, cakes and the like. Additionally, the market would be well served by vendors of fish, pork product, poultry, dairy. There is also room for one or two more artisans or makers of hand crafted goods. If you're interested or know anyone that would be, please contact us by email or via our Facebook Page.
Help Grow the Market
The Bridgewater Farmers' Market is a non-profit society aimed at bringing local food producers, artisans, craftspeople and our community. Help make this the best year for the market and share the . If you would like to put up a poster at your place of work or post a few in your neighbourhood, please stop by one of the vendor tables and ask for a couple.