Although it may seem to be awhile before we start making plans for spring, the organizers behind the Martensville Farmers Market are in full swing making arrangements for this year. The market will once again take place Thursday’s from 3pm to 7pm and will be located within the Martensville Curling Rink, providing an array of homemade and homegrown products.
Currently, the Farmer’s Market is set to have vendors from previous years returning, with others on a waiting list. “We have a wait list so as not to saturate certain products and give us the physical room to offer a wide variety of interesting products. Although we are always on the lookout for new, exciting products,” organizer Krystal Selinger said. The market is scheduled to begin mid-June, with the final market being held on August 30th. Plans for a grand opening are already in motion, and those looking for more details can follow the ‘Martensville Farmers Market’ page on Facebook for updates.
This year marks the fifth year for the local Farmers Market, and Selinger has been a part of the organization since it first began, the first year as a vendor, and after that as both a vendor and organizer. “I truly enjoy my time at the market and the vendors are very much a ‘family’ that is getting bigger every year. We have many children who have started to create their own crafts and we encourage vendors to bring their children with them. We have been very pleased with the amount of vendors and products we have been able to offer each year,” explained Selinger.
Throughout the past five seasons, attendance has been on the rise each year, although they are always looking for ways to spread the word about the market and encourage new customers to come and see what the market has to offer. “We have evening hours to accommodate those who work and I think people will be happy to know that we are a 100% non-profit organization with all of our vendor fees and sponsorship donations being put back into our great market to offer even more fun events for our great community.” Without the support of the community and sponsors, the market would be unable to continue providing homemade options to the local residents. Selinger wanted to thank some of the biggest sponsors the market has had in previous years; including, the City of Martensville, the Martensville Messenger and Lakeview Insurance.
For those looking for more information, they can attend the information night, which will take place on Sunday, April 15th at 7pm in the Curling Rink. “The night is a basic information night for anyone interested in being a part of the market as a vendor or supporter. The night is set up for us to connect with previous vendors, meet new ones and answer any questions people may have about the upcoming season,” Selinger explained. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor, the organizers recommend attending the meeting to find out specific details about the market, and to have the opportunity to provide the appropriate information regarding their business. If unable to attend, Selinger says to contact her at (306) 220-0284 or Shauna Hingston at (306) 831-6536.