The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market has announced its early return to the barns at the Kingston Memorial Centre.
Originally scheduled for a May opening, the market will instead open on Sunday, March 4th.
“We’ve gotten lots of feedback that people love the look and feel of the barns, and we’ve always worked towards having a permanent year-round location,” said Operations Manager Emma Barken in a release. “Recent investments by the City of Kingston in making the barns more comfortable have brought us closer to that goal.”
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The market began a year-round schedule in 2016 when it relocated to the Princess St. United Church, which has experienced a slow but steady increase in sales.
“Since word of our market keeps spreading, we now have more committed weekly vendors than can fit in the church location,” Barken reported. “Our move will enable ten additional local small businesses to have that added source of income in the slower season.”
Located at 303 York Street, the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market reports receiving over 1000 visitors on average each week throughout the growing season.