The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market has been a success story

The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is looking for vendors for its 2011 season. The market has enjoyed great success and is entering its third year of bringing fresh, local and seasonal foods to the heart of Windsor.

The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market opened in 2009 at the former Greyhound bus station at 44 University Avenue East. By the end of the season the market was averaging 20 vendors selling local produce and handmade goods; volunteers helped increase the number of vendors and customers for the 2010 season and organizers hope to grow even more this year.

“We have created a gathering place in the heart of the city,” says the market’s chair, Natalie Bownes. “We see many families and individuals from across the city making the market part of their Saturday routine. People are eager to meet local farmers and easily access local food. We hope that new farmers will join us to share in the success of another year.”

The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is intended to showcase “home-grown” and “hand-made” products. Specifically, the market aims to attract local agricultural growers and dealers, talented artisans and crafters, specialty prepared food vendors, bakers, meat vendors and others.

Volunteers have been meeting since January to ensure that the 2011 season is another great success.

A vendor package that breaks down pricing and rules is available online at The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm from June 11 to October 8 at 44 University Avenue East (the former Greyhound bus station).