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May 17, 2023

Flesherton Farmers' Market back on track this weekend

a collage of farmers' market products including apples, bread, bird feeders and garlic

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — The long-awaited Victoria Day weekend approaches — the traditional kickoff to summer, despite solstice being another month away. The Opening Day of the Flesherton and District Farmers' Market provides us with one more reason to celebrate.

22 vendors will set up their stalls at the Flesherton Arena pavilion on Saturday, May 20, showing off a variety of products, including garden plants, succulents, annuals, perennials, ceramics, handmade jewellery, jams, lamb, wool, cured meats, soaps, stained glass, wood-turning, soups, breads and baked goods.

a selection of breads, waffles and baked goods

Many of your favourite 2022 vendors have returned for this season. Spirit Walk Farm will be back with their lamb and wool products, as well as gluten-free breads and buns.

cookies by Karen Cheeseman

Karen Cheeseman is another staple vendor at the market peddling her amazing cookies, unique hardshell gourd bird feeders and fascinating whirligigs.

Barbara Pearn original art at the market

Barbara Pearn displays her original art and cards.

Member of the Neema Choir vending at the market

Although the Neema Choir will not attend the Opening Day, they will make an appearance later in the summer with their colourful African clothing and accessories, with proceeds to charity.

Later in the season, Fortitude Bison Co will be back with frozen bison meats and burgers as well as milled organic flours and in-season vegetables.

Jessica Oelschlagel of Thoel Farm

Burdock Boutique is a new vendor to the market, Jessica Oelschlagel and her gang will provide some delicious homemade summer sausage, iced coffee and in-season vegetables and herbs grown on their very own Thoel Farms in Proton Station. Photo: Burdock Boutique

Aleksandra Macura brings another fresh face to the weekly event, promising chicken or beef bone broth, vegetable soups, fresh authentic Mexican salsas, guacamole, Hibiscus water, baked goodies and homemade Balkan yogurt.

From soy candles to fine art and home decor to sublimated tumblers, mugs and all of the fresh foods you've come to expect at the farmers' market, 2023 looks to be another great year for the organization now entering its 32nd year. The market will run from 9 am to 1 pm every Saturday from now until October.


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