Farmers’ market set to start next month
The Bronx Park Farmers’ Market is starting up again June 4.
The ropes are gone and customers will be free to roam and congregate this season. Relaxed health restrictions will also allow for outdoor seating and a place to enjoy the grilled delights from Winnipeg’s best hot dog cart, the Joker’s Smoker.
The market is expecting many of the same vendors to return this season, and registration forms have been accepted from a bunch of new for artisans, jewellers, and local crafters.
The market is sad to announce the passing of a pioneer vendor – Gord Hymers, known for his mobile knife sharpening business, By the Hand of Gord. Gord was also well-known as an expert skate sharpener and it’s said he was known throughout the NHL. Gord was never shy to share his ideas and the market has gained so much from his insight and dedication. He will be missed.
This year’s market will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday from June until the end of September at 720 Henderson Hwy. It is currently searching for a few volunteers to help with set-up, handing out water and to serve as parking lot attendants.
If you are a local baker, crafter or artisan of any kind, the market would love to hear from you. There are a few spots left and the Bronx Park property is large enough to allow for expansion.
A new market co-ordinator, Denzel Green, has been signed up and he is bringing a wealth of customer service and business experience to give the now-eight year-old market a boost. Ideas currently being considered include a night market and outdoor movie night.
East Kildonan community correspondent
Evan Comstock is a community correspondent for East Kildonan.