Six Nations Farmers Market taking root

SIX NATIONS – Adrianne Lickers and the rest of the staff at the Six Nations Farmers Market celebrated another great summer season at the old Greenhouse on Fourth Line.

“Every hour we have draws for fresh produce and a turkey along with other prizes on our last market of summer season at Thanksgiving,” she said on Saturday.

Lickers reports that sales have been very good this year, with lots of new customers and vendors.

“Different artisans have also come out throughout the summer,” she says.

The produce presented are usually purchased from area participating farms, like Alberta Farms in Brantford, and farms in Hagersville and Caledonia, but this year a good quantity of produce was actually grown right at the Greenhouse itself and is completely Six Nations grown.

“We had broccoli and cabbage, and watermelons, cucumbers,” she says. “Lots of things grown right here on site. It’s been a very exciting year for that reason alone.”

But while the summer season ends, they get ready for the winter season. They now move the tables and displays into the barns and carry on the first and third Saturday of every month, from November to March.

There will also be events to bring people to the market with a special Christmas Market on the third week of December and an indoor garage sale in January.

Supplying music for the marketers and shoppers was Crystal Bomberry.

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