Peterborough Downtown Farmers Market – Getting ready for Summer time in Peterborough

It is that point of yr when each produce and crowds are on the rise on the Peterborough Wednesday Farmers Market in Peterborough, Ont.

“Markets nearly at all times get busy because the climate warms up, so with constant climate within the excessive teenagers or early 20s, we’re really seeing extra of that pattern,” mentioned market administrator Emily Shapiera.

“Quickly, we’ll see much more cottagers because the climate warms up. As extra individuals return to work within the metropolis individually, we’re anticipating extra individuals from the lunch crew to return over for meals.” are,” she mentioned.

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Steve Dobbs, proprietor of Dobbs Household Farm in Lindsay, Ont., sells seedlings at the moment of yr and mentioned that for the reason that pandemic started, he has seen extra individuals taken with growing their produce.

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“Final yr was a extremely nice yr,” Dobbs mentioned. ,

“This yr has nonetheless been yr and I believe we have had lots of prospects come again who mentioned, ‘Final yr was nice, I need to do it once more and actually loved consuming greens recent from the backyard’ .'”

He mentioned some are additionally hoping to save cash as meals costs proceed to rise.

“Everybody goes to cost the stuff in shops and nonetheless most likely go up as gasoline costs go up,” he mentioned. “An increasing number of persons are rising lettuce and cucumbers and issues like that to enhance no matter they need to purchase from the shops.”

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Erin Bodashefsky, proprietor of Foragers Farm close to Port Hope, Ont., mentioned it has additionally expanded its seedling inventory and is trying to different income streams to struggle inflation.

“We at the moment are doing planting and applications and excursions on the farm and our CSA program the place individuals know their meals is protected, they usually pay the farmer prematurely, they usually have a full season of meals for them,” she mentioned. Advised .

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Shapiera mentioned that with shares stocked for the season, persons are having fun with reconnecting with distributors and one another as COVID-19 restrictions proceed to ease.

“That connection is extra vital than ever as of late. Now we have seen by means of the pandemic that this can be very vital to stay part of your group and assist native companies,” she mentioned.

The market runs each Wednesday from Could by means of October at Peterborough Sq. Courtyard and Charlotte Road between George and Water Road.

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