Market Updates

Keep up to date with the latest news from the Antigonish Farmers’ Market or catch up on Market Newsletters you may have missed.

Special Remembrance Day Weekend Hours

Posted on November 9, 2017

Please note that the Farmers’ Market will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in observance of Remembrance Day. Events will be occurring across the province in Remembrance of those who have served and sacrificed and we would ask for everyone who cannot attend your local ceremony to observe two minutes of silence on at 11am. […]

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Back to the Barn!

Posted on September 5, 2017

With the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition finished for another year, the Antigonish Farmers’ Market will be back in our usual home at the 4-H Barn on James street on Saturday, September 9th for the rest of the season. We hope to see you all there! Vendors are reminded that Barn setup is taking place Wednesday […]

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We’re Hiring – Market Manager Position

Posted on March 21, 2017

Position: Manager for the Antigonish Farmer’s Market Period of Employment: This is a contract Position from April 1st to December 31st The Manager will be expected for two hours on Fridays to set up the barn and be on site at 7am on Saturdays during Market Season. They should also be available to respond to […]

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Market News November 7th, 2015

Posted on November 7, 2015

The Board has continued to meet on a bi-weekly basis.

Heather Polson and Sandra Swinkels have both submitted their resignation letters to the Board and as per the bylaws; the Board has asked Keith Spears and Sheldon MacDonald to fill the remainder of their terms on the Board, they have both accepted.

Tara Hunt has offered to be our recording secretary and record minutes at all meetings.

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Selling at the Farmers’ Market: Tips from a market manager

Posted on October 22, 2015

The local food movement sweeping the nation is inextricably linked to farmers’ markets. The markets allow producers and consumers to meet and build relationships around locally-produced food on a weekly basis.

For me, farmers’ markets are a powerful measure of community health and sustainability, and I have had the good fortune of being involved with farmers’ markets as a vendor, board member and researcher since 1995. Four years ago, I began managing a new farmers’ market, and this past winter, I developed and delivered two 40-hour training programs for farmers’ market managers.

I’d like to pass on a few strategies for vendor success, based on my vantage point over the years as both a vendor and market manager.

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