SIX NATIONS – Our Sustenance Farmer’s Market kicked off the official opening of its outdoor season earlier this month with a great turnout.
The event brought out a lot of community members during Community Awareness Week interested in the market and what is going to be available throughout this upcoming season. Healthy Roots also held an event at the same time.
“The Our Sustenance program houses the Farmer’s Market, the greenhouse, with workshops and education, a newly started market garden where produce will be coming fresh from the field right to market this summer,” said Adrianne Lickers, manager of Our Sustenance.
The market has been operating since 2011 and there is always room for growth at its location beside Big Six Gas at 2676 Fourth Line.
“There is also the food forest, herb gardens, the apothecary, apiary and the community garden,” said Lickers. “We always welcome new vendors at the market and it’s a great place to share the things you create. A vendor spot is just $5 per week. The outdoor Farmer’s Market will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. right to Thanksgiving weekend October 7. Come and see us!”
The market will be running again this Saturday June 3, but there will also be the Community Garden opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community garden is at the end of Sunrise Court past the Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT) building.
“This Healthy Roots event is the annual garden opener, with our mound gardens being prepared,” said Lickers. “There will also be free giveaways, Healthy Roots snacks, and of course — plants, plants, plants!”
Prize winners and prize sponsors from the event on May 20th were:
Liz Longboat: Family camping package for four (Two Row Times)
Char Clause-Lickers: BBQ (Our Sustenance)
Laurie Crawford an BobbiJo: Johnson Kids Bikes (Health Services)
Sherry Lickers: Kids Activity package (Health Services)
Spring Hill and Wenster Green: Tortilla Press (Our Sustenance)