Farmers’ market opening for season

Press Release

This Saturday (May 5) marks the first weekend of the season for the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market on McIrvine Road.
The season begins in a delicious manner as we welcome Cornell Farms to host its annual bulk maple syrup sale.
Remember to bring your own container to collect freshly-tapped Ontario syrup from the St. Jacob area for $5.95/pound.
The market also is pleased to welcome chef Ryan Parisien and his staff from the Naicatchewenin Development Corp. to serve local food in our market kitchen this summer.
In honour of our syrup theme this week, Parisien will be holding a waffle and pancake breakfast. Be sure to support the kitchen and you are supporting local food producers!
When you visit the market to gather your syrup, make sure you visit the educational display organized by the Agricultural Awareness ladies.
These gals can supply you with all the information you need to know about maple syrup and the best ways to use it.
Believe it or not, you’ll be able to find the district’s freshest produce at the market this Saturday! A.G.’s Produce will be supplying fresh asparagus, lettuce mixes, spinach, and radishes which have been grown south of Emo.
Come early so as not to miss these early-season delights!
If you are eager to begin gardening, Loewen’s Greenhouse will have colourful potted flowers and pansies in rattan baskets available, as well as an assortment of patio tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.
Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Garden, meanwhile, will have a wide variety of shrubs and trees.
A new vendor this year, Darvin Heatwole, has constructed assorted sizes of outdoor planters from landscaping timbres. Also add interest to your garden décor with fascinating wind ornaments, metal garden stakes, and bird houses.
While shopping, you will be entertained by the musical treat of classic old-time music. Singer and guitarist Bob Olson will be the musical guest for opening weekend.
You also can prepare for Mother’s Day by picking up tickets to the Borderland Community Orchestra’s spring concert, featuring guest violinist Shannon Darby, on Sunday, May 13.
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for children.
As always, you will be able to find your favourite regular vendors selling breads, pies, preserves, honey, and meat at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market.
Located just north of Canadian Tire, the market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you there!