The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market has been a success story

Saturday, October 8, 2011, marks the last day of the 2011 season for the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market. To celebrate another successful year market organizers are planning a day packed with family-friendly fun.

Highlights for the day will include free portraits for kids all day, free draws and harvest-themed giveaways to first 50 visitors, live music and free cake at 10:00am.

About 25 vendors sold goods during the peak of the season and the final day will close with approximately 20 vendors. Pumpkins, squash, apples, raspberries, beets, cauliflower, corn, baked goods, beef, fish, honey and more are still available. Other fall favorites such as sweet potato and pumpkin pie also for sale.

Vendor coordinator, Natalie Bownes offers a bit of hope for those who will miss the market, “Just because the market is closing down for the season, doesn’t mean you have to stop supporting local farmers. Many still sell directly from their farms and there are a lot of delivery services that have started up.”

The volunteer board is thankful for all of the support that they have received during the season, especially from the farmers who are very cooperative, despite not knowing where the market will be located next year.