Creemore Farmers’ Market marks 25th anniversary
Creemore is a town which celebrates past, present and future. This summer, Creemore Farmers’ Market is celebrating being part of that story for 25 years. The market started as an idea when young mothers with tots, Sandra Lackie and Jean Brownfield, proposed the idea for a local farmers’ market. After a community meeting at the library to determine interest, they decided to go ahead with a test market on Labour Day weekend in 1997 in the Gordon lot off Mill Street. Happily the desired minimum of 10 farm trucks rolled up with their fresh produce and the day was a sell out! The group decided to run the market again the nextSaturday and so the Creemore Farmers’ Market was born.
Since its inception as a small business incubator the Creemore Farmers’ Market has stayed true to its roots and many of our local businesses such as The New Farm, Fiddlefoot, Affairs, Cut and Dried Flowers and many youth vendors got their first business experiences and sales at the market. Throughout the journey, the market has remained a place to visit, build lifelong friendships and it remains part of the heart of our community.
This summer we look forward to bringing the spirit of celebration to our market through “Art at the Market” in association with experience Simcoe, Purple Hills Arts Society, Station on the Green, the Village Green, the BIA, and Clearview Township. This activity will offer three art workshops throughout the summer and an exhibition of the artwork produced at the market will be part of the 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 3.