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Summer Market Opens June 22nd

by Shanine Sealey

The Summer Solstice will take place on Thursday, June 20th, and what better way to mark the official first day of summer than by having the opening day of the Martensville Summer Market (MSM) on Saturday, June 22nd?

The MSM will take place each Saturday from 10am-1pm in the parking lot of the Corner Store, located at 301 Centennial Drive North, until Saturday, September 28th.

There are currently 18 vendors signed up for the season, which includes both full-time and part-time vendors offering a variety of goods, including fruits and vegetables, baking, spring rolls, freeze-dried foods, soups, baby/toddler car seat covers, ponchos, 3D print, plant stands, glass, jewelry, candles, sewing, crochet, dog treats, cat toys, scents and more.

“There will be lots of products for customers to check out and admire that are made and/or grown by local people,” MSM Coordinator Marjan Petter said.

According to Petter, although there is a wide array of vendors already signed up, there is still room for more if anyone is interested. Ideally, Petter would love to see more vendors offering food options such as pre-made meals, meat, fish, or even a food truck come out.

The fee to take part as a vendor is $120/regular vendor and $20/day for a casual vendor. Vendors are expected to bring their own table/shelter, etc. The MSM is also open for groups, educational organizations, sports clubs, etc.

“If you have a business and would like to promote your products, the Martensville Summer Market is a great way to make yourself known to the public and it won’t break the bank for you,” Petter added.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a vendor, contact martensvillemarket@gmail.com. Food vendors are required to fill out a Saskatchewan Public Health form, which the MSM can provide.

There are plans to host a Kid’s Day, a Customer Appreciation Day, and invite some special guests this year. They will also be holding a weekly draw once again this year, with the winner getting a $20 voucher to be spent at the MSM. Each purchase made at the market will earn you an entry into the draw.

“The Market provides a great option for people to get their fresh products out there, and for the public to have the opportunity to meet the people behind the products they love.”

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