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Farmers’ market expected to grow at Exhibition Park this season

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If you’ve been missing your fix of fresh, locally grown produce, homemade bread and pierogis and locally sourced meat, or maybe even Homer donuts, then you’re in luck because the farmers market returns to Exhibition park this Saturday, June 10.


The first Farmers' market of the season is Saturday, June 10 at Exhibition Park. Photo by Richard Amery

“ We’re excited to welcome the farmers’ market back. it’s our most long standing connection to the community,” said Lethbridge Exhibition park  CEO Mike Warkentin.


 The farmers market has been a fixture at Exhibition Park since 1962. It is  Lethbridge’s only Alberta  Approved Farmers’ market  which certifies  at least 80 per cent of the goods sold at the market are made, baked or grown in Alberta.

“ We had 57,000 people at the Farmer’s Market at Exhibition Park and the downtown farmer’s market last year It was a record year,” Warkentin said.


 He noted the farmer’s market will be in the north and south pavilions to start then move to the new agri-hub building.

“ We don’t have an ETA for that because construction is still ongoing,” he said.

“ I expect that to grow as more people will want to see the new building,” he continued, adding the first Farmers’ market of the season on Saturday will begin with 75 vendors.

“ But that will expand as we get further into the season,” he said.


 The farmers markets will run at Exhibition Park every Saturday,  from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.every Saturday through Oct. 14.


There is free admission and free parking for the farmers markets.


 Downtown farmers markets will run in Festival Square every Wednesday  beginning, July 10 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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