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Saturday May 28th, 2016

Posted at 3:57pm

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Today the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market celebrates its season grand opening, in a brand new location on Pelissier Street between Wyandotte and Park.

Centered around and including Maiden Lane, the market will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday from now until October 8th.

Kathryn Pasquach of Culture Shock Jewelry has been involved with the market since it was held at the old Greyhound bus terminal, and is very happy with the new site, “it’s an awesome location,” she says. “I like the setup.”

Jo Meloche of Bumblebee Bakery, which features vegan baked goods and cheese, granola, and veggie burgers, is also a big fan of the new location. “It’s nice to be able to just walk down the street,” she says. “This layout is great.”

Pasquach says she continues returning to the market each year because of “the community. Everyone’s so supportive. The music, the people; I love it.”

The live music was also appealing to Dan Slyman from Franklin, Massachusetts. Slyman is visiting Detroit for Movement Electronic Music Festival, and happened to make a day trip to Windsor and found the market.

A huge fan of The Chelsea building’s architecture, Slyman says he finds the market “impressive, ” and that’s no surprise. Today’s event features a variety of vendors including bakeries, wineries, bee products, reflexology, and more.

Neil Anderson, a farmer from Oxley, is one of few produce vendors today, but he expects that more will become available as the summer progresses.

“We have a greenhouse, and a lot of people don’t,” he says. “So they won’t have much produce yet at this time of year.”

The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market requires at least fifty-one per cent of vendors’ products to be grown, made, or crafted by the seller, so buyers can be sure that they are supporting local when shopping at the market.

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