Oakville ON – The first of two Farmers’ Markets held at Oakville Place Shopping Centre will open for the season this Saturday, June 7.
On June 19, a second weekly market, held each Thursday, will open.
Local food growers and producers will set-up in the southeast parking lot of Oakville Place Shopping Centre, across from the Sears store, to bring commuters and area residents a twice-weekly supply of the freshest produce grown in Ontario.
In addition to the vast selection of local fruit and vegetables, market-goers can also shop for additional Ontario produced food items including deli meats, Ontario lamb, cheese, maple syrup, prepared foods and a delicious collection of baked goods that includes gluten-free items. Additional vendors will have soap, aromatherapy products and seasonal cut flowers for sale.
Market hours on both days are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., ‘rain or shine’.
“We have a different collection of vendors on both market days making each a unique shopping experience,” said Deborah Cauz, spokesperson for the markets.
A complete list of vendors for the Saturday and Thursday Oakville Place Farmers’ Markets is posted on the home page at oakvilleplacefarmersmarkets.com. The web site also provides a funky Ontario Produce Availability chart to help guide you through the season.
Location Note: Vendors will be setting up in the lower southwest parking lot, outside of The Bay, as opposed to the lower southeast parking lot, across from Sears. This is due to parking lot maintenance that will be taking place over the next while.
To further enhance every food shopping experience, Oakville Place Farmers’ Markets has a free Food Shopping App, for android and iPhone, that allows shoppers to build and save grocery lists, for the market and grocery store items, in real time. See a cool new recipe for a fab local food dish? Just add the ingredients to the App so you’ll have this with you on market day! Running out of food items at home that you can only buy at a grocery store? You can add these items to the Food Shopping App as well so they’re at your fingertips when you reach the store. No more leaving the grocery list at home or wondering where you put it! And you can even email the list to another person so they can do the shopping. The App can be downloaded for free at farmfreshmarkets.ca and via the QR code at oakvilleplacefarmersmarkets.com.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on market news go ‘Like’ Oakville Place Farmers’ Markets on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OakvillePlaceFarmersMarkets and follow on Twitter at @OakvilleMarkets.
Oakville Place Farmers’ Markets take place on Saturdays (June 7 – October 25) and Thursdays (June 19 – October 9) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., ‘rain or shine’.