First Saturday Farmers Market In Downtown Peterborough Was A Smash

On Saturday (June 9th), hundreds of people turned out for the first ever Peterborough Regional Farmers' Market at Citi Centre courtyard.

 Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

Many of the 40+ vendors on hand sold out of their supplies before noon: Erin McLean from McLean Berry Farm had this to say in a heartwarming Facebook post excerpted here...

"Sometimes there are no words...but you have to try anyway. We are...overwhelmed. In the best way possible. I have found myself near tears numerous times today, but as I reflected upon the day and all of the wonderful supportive comments, customers, vendors, partners, early rising volunteers - and not to mention the hugs and love that was showered upon us...I couldn’t help the tears from flowing from the gratitude we feel for this community.

We knew that there were people who loved us. You show us over and over again with your kind words, your actions and your support...but I don’t think anyone expected the turnout we saw today. In a word...we were...flabbergasted. I can’t believe that we sold out of so many things so early. I cannot believe that so many vendors sold out so early. I’m so excited for next week when those vendors will have more, because they now know and realize the support the community is able to show them. I’m so excited for more and more things to come into season."

Read her full post below...

 Photo courtesy DBIA

Photo courtesy DBIA

The market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you haven't yet, visit it to support your local farmers and producers!

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