Market on the Calendar

Photo by Barry C. Parsons

The Saturday morning summertime food and craft shopping extravaganza that is the St. John’s Farmers’ Market is returning for its fifth year, beginning June 2.

Each week hundreds of locals mingle amongst the many produce, food, and craft vendors, take in interactive workshops and events, and enjoy a waffle, samosa, or other treat on the market area’s greenspace.

According to the people I spoke with, the usual crop of farmers will be at the first market with spring herbs, greens and seedlings ready for you to take home and grow yourself. Aside from the farmers there are artists and crafters selling their wares and a collection of artisan foods—from cheese to baking to waffles to ethnic delicacies. Market manager Terry Smith says this year’s market will also feature, for the first time, Peruvian and Vietnamese food, as well as someone selling locally-made sea salt.

The first market of the season goes Saturday, June 2nd from 9am to 2pm at the Lion’s Chalet on Bonaventure Avenue, and then every Saturday after that until Christmas

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