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Farmers’s Markets around the province – excellent food and direct support of farmers

Truro Farmers Market – New Venue

The Place: Truro, Nova Scotia

The Treasure Truro Farmers Market, new building

On Saturday we had a chance to go to the grand opening of the Truro Farmers Market in their new location at the old firehall. In previous years the market was held in the Margolians’ parking lot.

The Margolians’ parking lot venue had a nice charm to it but on rainy, cold, or windy days it just wasn’t much fun.

The inside of the new market is nice and clean, basic white walls for now. The only real trace of the old firehall is the garage doors. It was pretty nice today and they had a couple of them open – which also helps with the flow of people traffic.

Naturally there wasn’t a whole lot to choose from in terms of veggies,  being early May and all, but there was a few things: onions, spinach, turnips… and a bunch of things that had sold out before we got there including fiddleheads. Darn! Have to get there earlier next time. 😉

Lynn from My Bead Room was there, Daisy Doo’s Hair clips, Nature’s Script farm, Feel the Groove t-shirt, and many more! (yes, there will be NST articles about them too!)

There was also live music provided by Mike Killburn, who has a fantastic voice and a pleasing sound. It translated very well to the market setting:

The market also plans to have an outdoor pavilion that will basically match the inside in area. With plenty of parking surrounding the old firehall it’s going to be a really nice draw for local farmers and artisans to sell their wares and a great place to pick up your groceries (and more) for the week. It puts you in direct contact with the producers – something you can’t get at a big box store. When you buy something at a farmers’ market there’s a good chance you’re getting it from the hands of the same person that made or grew it.

Speaking of outside, our friend Charlie the Tree Guy was there, too! (look to the left hand side 🙂 )

One thing I’d like to see, eventually, is the outside painted – perhaps in a mural fitting a farmers’ market. Nothing tacky or all over the building but something to give it more of a fresh look and feel. Something that lets you know “this is the place”, even when it’s closed.

Even though we struck out on the fiddleheads it looked like opening day at the Truro Farmers Market went very well. Plenty of people, plenty of vendors, lots of wares – all before the produce starts really rolling in. Another bonus to the indoor market is extending the selling season in to the winter, meaning root and cold weather crops will still be available and artisans can continue to sell the items they’ve made.

We think the Truro Farmers Market has the potential to be a major draw for the surrounding area and a showcase for the talent in the northern Nova Scotia area.

Can’t wait to get back there. 🙂

Here is the current weather and a map to help you plan your trip:

Fog
Saturday 06/24/2017 20%
Fog
Areas of fog developing late. Low 13C.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 06/25/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 25C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h.
Clear
Monday 06/26/2017 20%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 24C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Clear
Tuesday 06/27/2017 20%
Clear
Sunshine. High 24C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 06/28/2017 60%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 22C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 06/29/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 24C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h.
Chance of Rain
Friday 06/30/2017 70%
Chance of Rain
Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 22C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.