Downtown Farmers’ Market to Open July 4

Downtown Farmers’ Market to Open July 4

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ - Farmers Market
Theresa Ley of Blue Sky Farm, Margo Malabar, Jomar Manzano of Downtown Community Residents’ Association, Sachit Mehra of East India Company, Tom Janzen of CentreVenture, Stefano Grande of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Coun. Mike Pagtakhan celebrate the opening of the new farmers’ market at the Manitoba Hydro Plaza on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (ELISHA DACEY / METRO WINNIPEG)

Downtown Winnipeg BIZA new farmers’ market to service the city’s downtown area will launch on July 4.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ has procured 45 vendors to provide a plethora of local produce and crafts at Manitoba Hydro Plaza near Edmonton Street and Graham Avenue.

Performers from Folklorama, Manito Ahbee, and Studio 393 will entertain guests with music, a friendship dance, and breakdancing.

“This downtown farmers market is yet another reason for our BIZ members and their employees and customers, as well as local residents, to enjoy summer downtown,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

“When we purchase local, we are also promoting a sense of place and pride for Winnipeg. It makes us feel better connected to our community.”

The market will operate Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until September 5.

— Staff


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