The Slave Lake Farmers’ Market looks a little different this year. For one thing it started late. The first one was July 17. For another it’s in the Slave Lake Multi-Rec Centre parking lot.
In the past, it was in the Brick parking lot.
Head organizer Megan McNeil says the location change was because the other location was too small. Also, farmers’ markets are required to have a washroom. Last year, the bulk of the budget was used to pay for a porta potty. The MRC parking lot includes the use of the washrooms inside. However, the late start was because of COVID-19.
Fourteen vendors took part, which McNeil says is more than the market started off with last year.
“It went well,” she says. “People were happy.”
McNeil says “the fruit guy” sold completely out and the veggie vendor did about 95 per cent. The baked goods lady sold all her stuff as well. McNeil adds that a lunch vendor would be welcome at the next market.
Thanks to the Town of Slave Lake for helping with the barriers, she adds.
The farmers’ markets continue every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next few weeks. If you’re interested in setting up a booth, call Megan McNeil at 780-516-1588.
The indoor markets which happen throughout the year are organized by different groups.