It was hot and a light sprinkle of rain was falling, but aside from the weather, a successful first evening for Stittsville’s Market at the Barn took place on Thursday, May 28. Even Ottawa Public Health were there to approve the physical distancing measures being practiced and approving all the products being sold – everything passed with flying colours!
A good mix of vendors took part in this first evening market of the season – San Jose Mexican Foods were there with hot tamales; Capener Creations were offering soup; Kristy’s Naturals offered up manicotti and pesto; fresh salads from Lachapelle Farms; Miss Mary was there with their delicious honey; and, of course, there was ice cream from Jennifer of Holmespun Ice Cream!
Stittsville’s COVID-19 crest was unveiled and t-shirts are available for sale bearing the crest on the front and #StittsvilleStrong emblazoned on the back. A fundraiser is also taking place and being held by Joseph ‘Goulbourn Spook’ Carbonetto with all proceeds from the sale of hand sanitizer and the t-shirts being donated to a local charity you choose between Chrysalis House, Ottawa First Responders’ Foundation or the Stittsville Food Bank.
The Market will be open as well on Sunday, May 31 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm with Lachapelle Farms, Kristy’s Naturals and the Stittsville fundraiser making return visits. Our Hobby Farm from Carleton Place will also be joining the vendors selling their fresh veggies.
Some of the vendors are also offering prepaid orders for pick-up at the market during the hours they are open.
There is still room for additional vendors and if you are interested, you can contact Mandy Faulkner through the Barn’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/barnfarmersmarket/.
From what we experienced on Thursday, all of the safety measures were top-notch and the vendors were busy and happy with this new safe experience at The Barn.
Another successful season in the making!
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