Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market moves indoors at Peterborough Square on November 2

New this year are a four-week day camp for kids, new verified farmers and prepared food vendors, and a reusable dish program

The indoor winter location of the Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market in Peterborough Square is a popular destination with shoppers who want to support local producers. The 2019-20 indoor market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning November 2nd. (Supplied photo)
The indoor winter location of the Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market in Peterborough Square is a popular destination with shoppers who want to support local producers. The 2019-20 indoor market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning November 2nd. (Supplied photo)

Beginning Saturday, November 2nd, the Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market (PRFM) is moving indoors for the winter season.

Once again this year, the indoor winter market will be located in the lower south level of Peterborough Square (340 George St. N., Peterborough) by Princess Gardens. Signage for the market is available at all mall entrances.

The market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Along with local farmers, prepared food vendors, and artisans, the indoor market also features a kids’ zone.

In collaboration with Camp Kawartha, PRFM is also offering a four-week day camp for children 6 to 11 years of age this fall and winter.

The program, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every second Saturday from November 2nd to December 14th, features food and farming education, with opportunities for children to connect with farmers, learn about food production, and prepare healthy snacks with food from market vendors.

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Activities will include urban hiking, outdoor games, exploring urban wild spaces, nature awareness, crafts, storytelling, music and drama, healthy cooking, food education, agricultural education, leadership and teamwork, habitat stewardship, and plants and gardening.

The cost is $100 for all four dates. Register at campkawartha.ca/event/farmers-market-day-camp/2019-11-02/.

Also new this season are prepared food vendors offering Korean and Italian food, as well as the launch of a reusable dish program, where market goers can enjoy prepared food items on reusable dishes that will be washed by volunteers. The program is part of the PRFM’s initiative to promote environmental sustainability.

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“Reducing single-use take away containers will help build new habits and help Peterborough become a cleaner place,” says PRFM sustainability chair Elsbeth Callaghan.

All PRFM farmers are verified and only sell what they have grown, raised, or produced. Three new verified farmers will be joining the indoor market this season.

For more information, visit www.ptboregionalfarmersmarket.org.

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