Temperature-wise, Saturday is shaping up to be a perfect day for the opening of the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market.
With the mercury rising to the high 20s, it’s the first day of the season for the market just south of Winnipeg. May 24 also marks the earliest opening day to create the longest season ever for the selling of fresh produce and other wares.
The market will open at 8 a.m. before an official opening ceremony at 10 a.m. with representatives from all three levels of government.
A ceremonial “cake-cutting” will be replaced this year with the cutting of Canada’s largest cinnamon bun from Jonnie’s Sticky Buns.
An opening day carnival will have entertainment for the little ones, with free face painting, clowning, fiddling, baby goats, and music.
The market runs every Saturday until October.