By Owen Wolter
Thursday June 5th, 2014
The Midtown Farmers’ Market is all about offering a new option to a neighbourhood where buying fresh isn’t always just a few steps away.
Held every Thursday evening from 4-7pm in the parking lot immediately adjacent to Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House, the market is focused on offering farm-fresh produce, fresh fish and meats as an option to neighbours while drawing in the broader Windsor community.
“We’re proud to bring in true hyper-local vendors. The crafters are all local, the produce is all local,” says market organizer Rino Bortolin. “Even the stuff in jars, the sauces, everything comes from the farmers that we work with.”
Bortolin says the market’s primary purpose is to bring the farm to the neighbourhood and give residents an alternative to supermarkets. “It gives neighbours the option to walk down and enjoy what we have to offer.”
Not familiar with the term Midtown for a neighbourhood of Windsor? Organizers use the Midtown name to describe an area of downtown situated around Rino’s Kitchen — 131 Elliot Street West.
The Midtown market features Bradner Farms for produce, handmade jewelry and chainmaille by Chained Up, home body soap products featuring “True Natural” ingredients by Log Home, handmade baby items by Sir Finnley Boutique, The Other Bird vintage, Culture Shock Jewelry and many more vendors.
Bradner Farms also sells weekly “Food Crates” suitable for 2-4 people and packed with healthy vegetables. Crates can be ordered for $30.
The Midtown Farmers’ Market runs from Thursday May 29th until early October.