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Farmers’ Market Returning to Downtown on March 27

March 14, 2014 9:10 AM | Entertainment

Downtown Winnipeg BIZThe Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is setting up its popular farmers’ market just in time for spring.

The one-day preview market on Thursday, March 27 is just a taste of what to expect at the larger, summer market beginning June 5.

Artisans and food producers will have their wares for sale in the lobby of Manitoba Hydro Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items include everything from freshly baked empanadas, panzerotti, perogies, vinegars, jams, pastured pork and chicken, to home style Mexican salsa, gluten free macaroons, potatoes, bison meat, and preserves.

“With the absence of a full-line grocery store downtown, perhaps now is the time to think outside the box and into our local gardens, when it comes to food access in our city’s core,” 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. When we connect with others and value commodities, especially local ones – it creates more opportunities for local business.”