December 9, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Forget casual Fridays. How about farm-fresh Thursdays?
This summer, a Downtown Farmers Market will be held every Thursday, from July 4 to Sept. 4, at the Manitoba Hydro Plaza near Edmonton Street and Graham Avenue.
The market, developed by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ with support from the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba Hydro and CentreVenture, will include a great selection of local produce and crafts, including homemade Mexican salsas, Bavarian pretzels, bison meat, preserves, baked pies, tomatoes, apples, sweet corn, mukluks, and floral photography greeting.
As well, performers from Folklorama, Manito Ahbee, and Studio 393 will entertain market patrons with music, a friendship dance and breakdancing.
"When we purchase local, we are also promoting a sense of place and pride for Winnipeg," said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. "It makes us feel better connected to our community. When we connect with others and value commodities, especially local ones – it creates more opportunities for local business. People want to support sustainably grown products."
The market will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday.