(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles from volunteer contributor Janice Blain. Born and raised in England, Janice is a retired early childhood educator who now calls Stittsville home. She’ll be sharing her photos of local people and places in our community.)
The Stittsville Market at The Barn in Village Square Park is a new addition to the Stittsville scene, and with the postponement of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, this is a timely and hopefully viable community project.
Last week I was so taken with the produce being offered that I didn’t even notice the barn itself. I took the time to look around after speaking to Sue Bird, the owner and dynamo behind the market that is being held there each Friday from 4-7pm.
Sue’s plan is to continue the market throughout the summer and hopefully into the fall, adding vendors or rotating vendors as time passes. (The latest news is that Bower Farm (organic vegetables) will be there this Friday, and a local honey producer will be at The Barn on August 4.) Currently there are three regular vendors, Chris, Haico and Katie.