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Farmers Market opens for new season

Farmers Market opens for new season

The Amherstburg Farmers Market officially opened on the weekend and once again, there is lots to do and see.

Christina Mallaby of nearby Hidden Haven Farms was one of the many vendors and she offered up a rather interesting, and somewhat intriguing product last Saturday at the G.L. Heritage Brewing Co. on Howard Ave.

Her farm has three elderly Alpacas and what she does is make fiber nesting balls for birds to make nests out of.

“When they (alpacas) get sheered, it comes off their legs and underbellies. I had to do something with it,” said Mallaby.

This is the fifth year the market has been set up at the brewery and according to marketing director Jen Desjardins-Grondin it is growing in popularity.

“As the news gets out, we’ll have new vendors and we’ve already got some interesting returning ones,” said Desjardins-Grondin.

A local winery was set up, Bryerswood Youth Camp were promoting their summer activities and, as always, musical entertainment which on Saturday was provided by the talented Nikki Knight.

The Amherstburg Farmers Market will run every Saturday ran or shine from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 12.

And while it is the fifth year at GL Heritage Brewery, previously it was just up the road at the Little White Church and briefly at Toddy Jones Park in town.

Desjardins-Grondin said the market is very pet friendly and that as the season progresses, there will be numerous activities for kids including pony rides.

She noted that each Saturday there will be a different food vendor on site.

Farmers Market opens for new season

By Fred Groves



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