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The Errington Farmers' Market was established in 1973 by the late Gerry Shaw with the help of her father, Fred Kaufer, husband Terry and sons Mark and Stan. Originally located across the road from the Errington General Store, the market became a popular destination for Errington and area residents on summer Saturday mornings. Sadly, Gerry was struck by cancer and passed away in 1988. A non-profit society was formed to carry the Market forward.
In 1992, the property was sold and the market had to look for a new home. It found one in the Community Park next to Errington Hall. With the cooperation of the Hall Association, largely donated materials, and much volunteer labour, stalls, picnic tables and a small coffee shop were constructed in a clearing next to the ball field and the summer Saturday morning market ritual resumed. The Market re-opened in its new location in July, 1993. Now in its 38th year, a visit to the Market is still a great way to spend a summer morning.
Governed by the Farmers' Market Society, the market offers fresh produce, baked goods, bedding plants and items created by local crafters as well as coffee and goodies from the coffee shop in a woodsy, friendly atmosphere. There is always music playing, activities for the kids, and lots of conversation with friends and neighbours.
The 2011 Market opens May 7th and runs every Saturday through the Summer until September 24th.
May 21st - Owl &the Pussycat & Zlatko
May 28th - Skewlines
June 4th - Peter Jack Rainbird / Jamie Black
June 11th - Norm Surette & Friends
June 18th - Two of Us
June 25th - Jim Lynch
July 2nd - Trinitude
July 9th - Denny Eddy
July 16th - Linda Walker
July 23rd - Sharon Klassen & Co.
July 30th - Counting Time
August:6th - Kumbana Marimba
August 13th - Dave Marco
August 20th - Ask Alice
August 27th - Songwriters Stage with Debbie Ryan, Georgina Taylor and Peter Wallace