The last of the Sweater Weather Charity Markets, hosted by Mandy Faulkner and Daniel Viens owners of Stittsville Market at the Barn, takes place on Sunday, November 28 at the Village Square Park and in The Barn. With over 35 vendors taking part in this charity market, shoppers will be able to find something for everyone on their Christmas list.
Over 64 unique and local businesses have been provided with an avenue to showcase their products directly with the community while participating in the previous two and this, the last, Sweater Weather Charity Market of the season.
Mandy and Dan are extremely pleased that they are able to support the local farmers, producers and makers who participate in their weekly markets at The Barn and told Stittsville Central, “As we wind down our farmer’s market for the season, we are so happy to have been able to, once again, facilitate the connection between farmer/producer/ maker and community. We’re grateful for the support of our community who came out week after week and supported #shoplocal. Without this ongoing and regular support for our vendors, our weekly market wouldn’t exist”.
The list of the vendors participating in the November 28th market are as follows:
The Downie-Wenjack Fund was the chosen charity to benefit from the three Sweater Weather Charity Markets. Mandy and Dan were inspired by Chanie’s story and Gord’s call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Their goal is to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all peoples in Canada. Through their notable Legacy Schools Program, the Fund connects students and educators to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action on the true history of Indigenous people in Canada and the history and legacy of Residential Schools.
With the success of the Sweater Weather Charity Markets to date, an amazing $1,500 has been donated to the Downie Wenjack Fund, with another donation to follow the coming weekend’s market. Mandy and Dan look forward to carry on their partnership with the Downie Wenjack Fund next season.
There is good reason for shopping and supporting local. Mandy and Dan add, “How lovely to get to know where and how your food is grown and who the makers behind your favourite local products are”.
The Sweater Weather Charity Market takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday, November 28 at the Village Square Park. Come out to support the local businesses and get those Christmas items crossed off your list.
There are two spots still available if you wish to participate in this last Sweater Weather Charity Market. Send a PM to Mandy and Dan on their Facebook page.
Did you know you can follow and support all of the local vendors who participated in the summer Markets at The Barn? Check out their Facebook page Market @ the Barn_Vendors.