Downtown Windsor Farmer’s Market is being Extended Three Weeks
The Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC) and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA) are pleased to announce that the 2018 Downtown Windsor Farmers Market is being extended three more weeks. After the completion of a successful 20 week season, the Farmers Market will run the next 3 Saturdays from 9am-1pm on Maiden Lane and Pelissier on October 13th, 20th, and 27th, to capitalize on the fall season. It is a collaborative effort between downtown residents, and local vendors, while being generously supported by the DWBIA.
The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market is one of the best places to discover locally sourced and organic products. In addition to providing an extensive array of fresh and healthy produce, the Farmers Market hosted 20 uniquely new vendors, as well as a Kids Corner that was funded through the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Fund grant through the City of Windsor.
“We’ve had a wildly successful market season – with several weeks being completely full both with vendors and patrons,” said Sarah Cipkar, Co-chair of the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market Committee and Community Coordinator at the DWCC. “We had an amazing team to make it happen too, with Steve Green as our veteran market manager, as well as several resident volunteers who committed to being there on weekends to make sure it was successful.
“The Downtown Windsor BIA is thrilled to celebrate the Market’s popularity and success. The extension of the Market’s season presents further opportunities to increase consumer interest, offer seasonal products and produce, and continue to build on the urban/farm linkage that is integral to the Market.” – Larry Horwitz, DWBIA Chair
Established in 2010, the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative’s mission is to renew the downtown core through nurturing grassroots community engagement. The Farmer’s Market is just one of the many community projects the DWCC is involved with. They also run Community Gardens, Sport 4 All, Little Things Matter, and the Lighthouse Network. All of these efforts work toward creating a safe neighbourhood that is engaged in its own growth and development.