For a month now the Amherst Farmers Market has reopened its doors. Located at the Amherst Lions Den on 9 Electric Street, the market offers a nice variety of locally produced goods and crafts. While not as many vendors, has seen in previous years, are present, it is well worth your while to visit it on Friday mornings between 9:30am to 1:30pm.
As it is an indoor market you will see upon the entrance covid regulations to be followed for everyone’s safety. At this point, anywhere you go, wearing masks, sanitizing your hands, and keeping safe distance between customers has become routine. No exceptions here.
Visiting the market this past Friday local farmers were offering: blueberries, string beans, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, dill, zucchinis, beets, corn, and beautiful freshly cut gladiolias from Jolicure farm. A nice array of produce to start filling your freezer or pantry with local goodness for the winter months, and flowers to bring the colors of summer right into your house. Don’t feel like preserving? Lucky you, there is plenty at the market to pick from with various jellies, relish, pickles, jams, and more.
On her crafts table Barb Lowther had a nice display of face masks in various size and colours at an excellent price. Parents and children alike, will be delighted by her choice of fabric. There is a mask for everyone and for every occasion.
For wool lovers, Malory of “Family First Fibers”, has a table full of beautiful hand died wool, and a nice selection of knitting patterns. It’s never too early to think about those special hand made Christmas presents.
Feeling hungry and ready for a treat; get yourself some homemade old fashion fudge, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, cookies, doughnuts, cakes, breads, and biscuits to go with that jar of marmalade or blueberry jam. Although ready to serve food vendors have not come back yet, you can still get yourself a sausage on a bun if you feel hungry for salt rather than sweet. Also to be found is a wide selection of spirits distilled in the Annapolis Valley.
The market is looking to host more vendors so if you have fresh produce, foods, crafts, or art to sell, contact Barb Lowther for details at 902-447-3002.
Going to the market or being at the market as a vendor is a great experience. Don’t let Covid stop you from enjoying and supporting your community. It is always good to catch up with the ones that are working away in their fields and in their kitchen to bring you, every week, the fruit of their labor.
Amherst Farmers Market : 9 Electric Street , open every Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
For updates visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/404013309622917