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Wednesday June 8th, 2011

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In its third season, The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is bring back many of the vendors you have seen in previous seasons, as well as some fresh new faces.

Located in the old bus station at 44 University Ave. East, the Market brings together fresh produce, baked goods and other prepared foods, hand crafted items by local artisans and local entertainment.

The market’s grand opening on June 11th starts at 8am and will include draws, live entertainment and more.

Some of the vendors have signed on for the entire season, which guarantees that you can find what you need week after week. Some of these include C’est Bon Nuts, Dave’s Hotdogs, Gesto Farms, Pawsitively a Dog Thing and many others. There are also many returning vendors that market goers will be happy to see. They include Dockside Fisheries, Hylander Farms, The Fruit Wagon, Our Farm Organics, Nana’s Bakery, Specialty Bakery, Perry Noia the Clown and others.

The market’s mission is

The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization that connects residents of Windsor and surrounding areas to the farmers of Essex County by providing residents with local, fresh and in-season food in an accessible setting. We aim to raise the profile of local food producers and entrepreneurs by giving them a venue in which to sell their goods, while educating the public about the rich agricultural diversity that exists in Essex County.  Through partnerships we work to build a stronger sense of community, restore the positive image of downtown and bring vitality back to our city.

Events are planned throughout the season and the second Saturday of each month is always a special event day:

· June 11 – Opening Day
· July 9 – Love Your City
· August 13 – Healthy Lifestyles Day
· September 10 – Pets on Parade
· October 8 – Closing Day Celebration

The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market starts on June 11 and runs from 8am to 1pm every Saturday until October 8. Visitors to the former bus terminal at 44 University Avenue East can enjoy family-friendly entertainment while they shop for fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more. The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is a project of the Downtown Residents’ Association.

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