WINNIPEG — The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market opened for the season on Saturday, marking its 30th anniversary.
A new enclosed canopy will allow producers and processors to sell their wares year-round to customers. The $550,000 permanent structure accommodates 68 vendors to sell at the market, no matter the weather conditions outside.
“We’re incredibly excited to see this project come to fruition,” said Marilyn Firth, executive director for the market.
“As a non-profit co-operative, it’s our job to provide a place for Manitoba’s small producers to sell their goods and the new canopy will provide a much-improved space for the 200 local producers we support.”
The canopy received funding from all three levels of government, as well as from community partners, and is part of the market’s 10-year improvement plan.
About 150,000 visitors are expected to attend throughout the five-month summer season.