Second farmers market opens in Charlottetown
Farmers Market & Delights will be first and last Saturday of every month
Charlottetown's newest farmers market, Farmers Market & Delights, opened for business for the first time Feb. 6.
The new market is set up at the Farm Centre which is less than a kilometre away from the Charlottetown Farmers Market. That market is open every Saturday and has been in operation for 32 years.
Farmers Market & Delights will the first and last Saturday of every month and owner Sherri Stewart said there is enough demand for local goods to support more than one farmers market in Charlottetown.
Vendors like Ryan Pedersen of Keenan Potatoes said they are happy there is a second market available for them to sell their products.
"I think it's great there's a second market in Charlottetown because the first one is so busy and it's always so full and there's a waiting list there, so this one opens up for us, for other vendors, to get their chance to get their name out there," said Pedersen.
Shena Mathew and her husband Sunil have moved to the new market and now have a location to sell their Indian food inside.
"It was hard to for the people to stand outside and buy, and for us [it was] also hard: water and heat and the food should keep hot," she said.
Stewart said there are 40 to 50 vendors committed to selling their products at the new farmers market. She plans to expand in the summer to include outdoor space.
- A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the market is open every second Saturday. In fact, it's open the first and last Saturday of every month.Feb 23, 2016 11:25 AM AT