The Farmers are Coming! The Farmers are Coming!
Some of our favourites are returning this week and new additions are making their debut! The East Lynn Farmers’ Market is back to start the 2014 season. One important debut to note will be Ontario WINE! It’s true. There will be a rotating selection of Ontario wine available for purchase starting this week with 13th Street Winery. A full list of farmers, wineries and ready-made-food vendors is available on the DECA website. And don’t forget that the market has it’s own Facebook page with more weekly updates of activities and market happenings.
No doubt, it’s the farmers and their produce that are the main event each week. But in order to appeal to residents of all ages and interests we like to feature some diverse weekly offerings and community guests.
Weekly Children’s Activity
Returning again this year will be the weekly 4:30 p.m. children’s activity. Many local volunteers and businesses donate their time and creativity to help create the community vibe at the market each week and for giving the younger market-goers something to look forward to beyond the berries and honey-sticks. In addition to the weekly face painting, there are regular events, such as storytime, arts and crafts and fun physical activities. This week we will be asking children to participate in decorating the new children’s tent. The line-up for June and July can be found below.
Community Booth & Wellness Table
Our first community guest will be students from Monarch Park Collegiate Institute’s Independent Living Program. Look for them right beside the DECA table. They will be selling their handmade wrapping paper and gift bags, so stock up and say hello to some really lovely students. This program is vital to the school and community, and we are happy to have them here for our first market.
New this year will be the addition of a Community Wellness Table. Briar Munro of Fly Girl Fitness will be out first featured wellness guest. Fly Girl Fitness is a health and wellness centre with group and personal training, holistic lifestyle coaching, nutrition and yoga/pilates group classes. She will be offering free success consultation from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (a great incentive to come early if you can). Come and enter a draw for a $50 gift certificate.
Our Grand Opening Celebration will be held next week with music and entertainment. Stay tuned for more details.
See you Thursday!
The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page.