New farmers’ market in Mulmur
There will be a new farmers’ market this summer at Dufferin County Museum and Archives.
The market is an initiative of the Better In Mulmur committee, a grassroots marketing initiative, designed to create community within and awareness outside of the Township of Mulmur. They are the same group that developed the new Mulmur map, highlighting local attractions, including the market.
Mulmur Farmers’ Market will run on Sunday afternoons from May 21 to Oct. 8.
The market will have under 20 vendors this year with a focus on building farm-based businesses first. There will be vendors with prepared ready-to-eat food (Connie’s Kitchen and occasionally Mitchell Family Farm), lots of local produce organic (Rosemont Organics) and non-organic (Big Thunder Farm and Woodfield Farm), a VQA winery (Pillitteri Estate Winery) from the Niagara area, local apples (Morrisons) and still looking for a corn vendor for the fall, honey and beeswax (Fernstone Naturals), lavender (Dawn Brook Lavender), and herbal teas (Escarpment Gardens). Three non-producer related vendors providing skincare (TouShea and Tubtown Scents), and pottery (Jackie Warmelink Pottery). It is also hoped the market will provide several types of bread, as well as savory loaves, and sweet loaves.
Applications are still available so more vendors will be added.
The five-year goal is to become a year-round indoor market. This plan is being further developed at this time, as to what that facility will look like, and some of the capability it will bring to the business community in Mulmur.
The market is open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the museum, located at 936029 Airport Road, at Highway 89.
Visit the Mulmur Farmers’ Market page at www.betterinmulmur.ca or contact [email protected]