|For more than 150 years Downtown Collingwood has had a Farmers Market. Originally, located in Collingwood’s town hall which was known as the Market building. The lower level was open and the arches allowed vendors, as well as consumers to flow freely back and forth as they purchased their daily needs. As the town grew, that space was filled in and became stores, and now after the most recent renovation,|
town offices but, the tradition of the ‘market’ continues to this day.
Saturday May 21st marks the seasonal return of Collingwood’s Farmers Market at the corner of Pine and Second Streets in the Pine Street parking lot. Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables; along with jams, jellies, cured meats, pies and an assortment of other things that make you go YUM!!
As we all become more conscious of what we eat and where it comes from, make the Market your first stop every Saturday as you prepare for the week ahead. As the season grows, so will the market vendors. Many of your favourite vendors are returning, and several new ones have already signed contracts.
Collingwood’s Farmer’s Market has even had a success story that developed into permanent business right in the heart of the downtown. Dags and Willow started at the Market and today is a prominent fine cheese and gourmet food shop for your year round gastro needs. But don’t stop there, downtown is also home to a fabulous grocery store, a specialty dessert shop and many of the cafes and restaurants have take home menu options if you’re feel like eating in, without all the work.
Beginning this Victoria Day long weekend and continuing through till Thanksgiving, plan on making every Saturday morning your market morning. From 8:30 till 12:30 every Saturday begin your day at the Market and then continue along the newly renovated promenade that is your downtown.
For regular updates on events and activities in the downtown, as well as Farmer Market specials go to our website.