Kinsmen Farmers’ Market opening weekend

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By Shawna O'Neill
Kinsmen Farmers’ Market opening weekend
From left, Market Chairman Monte Yancey and Kin Bill Riley on Sunday, May 26 (Shawna O'Neill/Seaway News photo).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The widely attended Kinsmen Farmers’ Market opened again on Sunday, May 26 for its third year of business.

“We are really proud to present the Market this year. It has grown every year. I was surprised, I thought last year was a big improvement, but we’ve grown even more from last year to this year,” said Market Chairman and Kinsmen Club member Monte Yancey.

Yancey was very happy with the morning turnout considering it was the first day. A flood of even more attendees filled the St. Lawrence College parking lot around noon.

Walking through the Market revealed several locally sourced food options, including fresh produce, jams, wines, jarred pickled goods, meats, soups, desserts and coffee. Vendors also displayed items like soap, jewellery, hand crafted signs and more. Other gardening businesses were also present, and attendees could indulge in a plethora of lunch menu options.

“We have nearly 30 vendors here already. It’s just amazing,” said Yancey.

New additions from last year include a vendor with Ketogenic Diet food and new lunchtime vendors thus far.

“I’m Chair but that doesn’t mean much. It’s really the volunteers that have come through…” said Yancey, who especially thanked his Market Manager. “I’m proud of all the volunteer efforts that make it possible.”

“If anyone is coming down for the first time, make sure you find me. I would be happy to show you around and introduce you to some of the vendors,” added Yancey.

The Market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Lawrence College until Sunday, Oct. 27, which will be a special Halloween themed day.

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