Community Markets

Prospect Lake Market set for September 28

Local Food & Country Market
Saturday, September 28 | 9 am – 1 pm
Prospect Lake Community Hall
5358 Sparton Road

Market organizer Fred Haynes anticipates more than 50 vendors will attend a September 28 market at the Prospect Lake Community Hall, including “a fantastic range of local foods including vegetables, fruits, preserves, honey, eggs, meats, baked goods, pet foods and pet accessories.”  The market will also include local crafters supplying artisanal soaps, pottery, art work, wood crafts, knitted goods, children’s clothes, jewelry and more, as well refurbished garden tools and hard ware will be available to help gardeners and farmers alike.  There will be a “Youth and 4 H Market” where youth vendors will be offering eggs, produce and crafts.  A breakfast and brunch kitchen will have freshly prepared foods and refreshments and to help set the scene, live music will be provided by Out Stealing Mules, a popular local group of musicians.  “It promises to be a fun day,” says Haynes. “We have tables outside under tents and inside the main halls. Fingers crossed for good weather.”

The purpose of the market is to support local producers and artisans, and to encourage community members coming together to share good times and help build stronger relationships. “As residents in the Prospect Lake area we know we are surrounded by great local seasonal produce, foods and crafts. This market provides the opportunity to help support these local farmers, producers and artisans by providing a well-publicized, dedicated local venue right on our doorstep,” says Haynes.  “Our community hall is a natural gathering place for neighbours around Prospect Lake to meet up, stay in touch with each other, and to meet new arrivals. This twice annual market provides an ideal opportunity to do that and at the same time shop for healthy local foods and great local crafts while helping to build a stronger local community.”

The longterm goal of the group is to establish a successful market at the community hall on Sparton Road.  “The May and September markets are establishing a good reputation and in building on this there is strong interest to repeat each year, plus in having a Sunday market through July and August in 2014”, says Haynes.  “We are in contact with over 80 vendors as we plan forward to next year.  From these we anticipate that our future markets will have the products from 50+ quality vendors on display.”

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