One of summer’s pleasures is going to a local Farmer’s Market. For the first time this season, the Pugwash Farmer’s Market opened its entrance.
If you have been a visitor or resident of Pugwash, you will have noticed how this once little market has grown to become one of the most vibrant in the county. Over the years, the tents were replaced by an electrified infrastructure giving more comfort and ease to vendors and enabling a wider range of product to be offered. Quality, variety, friendliness, has made this hub a busy place on Saturday mornings.
With Covid 19 this summer, one can expect a slightly different experience but well worth the inconvenience when you think of the variety of local goods that can be found in one place. In the food department you can fill your bags with local seasonal veggies, strawberries, sprouts, meat, eggs, bread, sweets, preserves. Need a drink? Treat yourself with coffee, beer, mead, and spirits to bring home. Looking for a gift for a loved one, you will find: elegant reversible aprons, the coolest cat bandanas, aromatic goat soaps, leatherwork, woodwork, mats made of repurposed fisherman’s rope, blankets and pillows, lotions that keep ticks and mosquitos away, transplants and fresh cut flowers, and yes, one more mug or vase from Jenn the potter because who know what she did to her glaze this time but you must have this one mug.
The market truly has something for everyone.
Going back to Covid, changes have been made to keep vendors and clients safe. 50 shoppers are allowed on the premises at one time. Before you pass the gate you are asked to sanitize your hands and will be given a hoop to keep track of the crowd. Masks are optional and available for donation at the entrance. Masks can also be found for purchase at some booths. For navigation and flow, customers are asked to follow the socially distanced rooster painted rocks. It is also recommended to have only one shopper / family per booth at a time. As it is outdoors and spacious the market feels safe for all.
Money wise, depending on the vendor, you may use cash or debit / credit. Vendors will provide bags but you are welcome to use your own. As of now, the market will be open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon, July and August.
It is hard to miss The Pugwash Farmer’s Market as it is located right next to the library in the center of the village. The market has a comprehensive website where you will find info and contacts for all the vendors, an interactive map to find those vendors outside of market days, and updated news and events as the summer rolls along. Do visit the facebook page for weekly updates since regulations are changing all the time these days.
There is still room for vendors. Being part of the market is a great experience. A good place to test your product, engage with customers and start a business. Interested? Get in touch with Norene Smiley through the website contact page HERE.
See you at the Market!
Website : https://pugwashfarmersmarket.com/