An inaugural farmers market at Shelmerdine Garden Centre in Headingley will offer more than handmade crafts.
It’ll also provide much-needed baby formula for families via Winnipeg Harvest’s Hunger for Hope campaign.
One of Shelmerdine’s owners Nicole Bent, is excited about the first farmers market being held on Aug. 10 and 11 in the parking lot at 7800 Roblin Blvd.
"We’ve sold 40 booths to local vendors. The proceeds of the table rentals will go to Hunger for Hope," she said.
As well, Winnipeg Harvest will have a booth at the market and welcomes donations.
"For every dollar that Hunger for Hope raises, everything goes toward purchasing baby formula," said Harvest spokesperson Colleen McVarish. She added that about $200,000 is usually spent annually to purchase baby formula.
Caitlin Wikdahl, who is organizing the market for Shelmerdine, said vendors will sell pottery, paintings and other handmade items.
Food vendors will also be on-site. Admission is free and the market will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 11. Rain dates are Aug. 17 and 18.
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