WINDSOR, ON. MAY 25, 2019. — Pelissier Street was buzzing with people at the 2019 Downtown Windsor Farmers Market on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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The sun was shining and the street was lined with more vendors than ever Saturday morning as hundreds of people perused the first Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market of the season.
Preston Kovacsi, 3, has keeping cool with a popsicle on a hot day at the 2019 Downtown Windsor Farmers Market on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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“I’m so excited we’ve got this beautiful day, beautiful sunshine it’s just good to be out,” said Denise Romain. “Good to be alive on a Saturday.”Romain’s husband, Matthew, performs regularly at the market for kids in the crowd. The “Laughtertainer” dressed up and played fun songs while kids danced along.Maiden Lane and Pelissier Street were lined with more than 30 local vendors selling everything from fresh produce, fish, flowers, and baked goods to hot food options like perogies and butter chicken.“This year we have more vendors than ever and a tonne of new exciting vendors that will have produce, artisan crafts, that kind of stuff,” said Sarah Cipkar co-chair of the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market Committee.Along with more vendors, this year’s market has expanded its seating area donated by the St. Clair Zekelman School of Business, allowing guests the chance to stay, eat, and enjoy the day.Another new addition to this year’s market is the “Chef’s Table” a 15-week series of cooking demonstrations featuring a variety of local chefs from restaurants around the city.Cipkar said the farmers’ market is a great opportunity to get the community together but is also a chance for downtown — a “food desert” with no grocery stores in the core — to have easier access to produce.“This is a really great way for residents to connect with local growers,” she said. “We really love that residents can come, get their produce at reasonable prices and actually talk to the farmers who grow them.”Related
The 2019 Downtown Windsor Farmers Market featured freshly made items of all sorts on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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Zavier Leonard and Alana Kinsey are regulars at the market, they brought their dog, Hailey, Saturday to get some homemade treats and enjoy the crowd and sunshine.“We usually like to come the first week of summer or first week that it really opens,” Leonard said. “It gives us a chance to see everybody, get a feel.”Kinsey said the couple usually comes every week to check out their favourite vendors and different food, trying something new each week.“We always get fresh flowers as well, that’s our thing,” she said.The Downtown Farmers’ Market will run every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Pelissier Street and Maiden Lane, from now until Oct. 26. For more information on the vendors visit firstname.lastname@example.org