Experience the Local Farmers Markets
by Rebeka Frazer-Chiasson
Farmers markets are the best way to get a real taste, smell and feel of a community. Immerse yourself in the food culture of our region by joining us for breakfast, lunch, or to gather the goods for your camping trip, family reunion, or bbq at home.
There’s no better place to have conversations, build relationship and witness the spirit of a place, than at the market. Allowing food to be our common denominator means that we can share stories, recipes, and memories while eating delicious meals or getting the ingredients to cook and nurture ourselves and our families. As a visitor to the region, your greatest impact on the community is how and where you buy and you can be sure that when you spend your money at the market, farmers, cooks and crafters as well as their families and communities will directly benefit.
Hop on your bike, grab the bus or take the car to discover what a difference fresh can make. You’ll get to ask all kinds of questions and discover new vegetables, faces, growing methods and cooking techniques.
Water Street Farmers Market
Join us on Saturday morning for breakfast, fresh food, homemade treats, meals and crafts. Open year round and especially active during the summer where vendors spill out of the building, farmers, cooks and crafters will welcome you and happily talk about their products and where and how it was made.
You can find us just under the Centennial Bridge at the Chatham Seniors Centre. The market is also open on Wednesday evening where a smaller but mighty group awaits you to help out with your evening meal and entertainment.
Open Saturday 9am-1pm, Wednesday 4pm-7pm at the corner of Ellis & Water Street in Chatham. Tel: Reginald Flynn 506.773.9868 or find us on Facebook.
Newcastle Farmers Market
On Fridays, we’ll help you will find what you need for your weekend supply of vegetables, treats, gifts and more. Plus you can grab a hot lunch from a large selection of choices, including healthy choices and decadent desserts. A large seating area is provides the perfect setting for socializing.
The market is open all year and during the summer you will find many outdoor vendors ranging from fresh vegetables to your barbecued lunch.
Open Friday 10am-2pm at the Lindon Recreation Centre, 487 King George Hwy in Newcastle. Tel: Pat or Shemara O’Brien at 506.624.8169. Find them on Facebook.
** Starting for the summer months, the Newcastle Farmers Market will be having an indoor and outdoor market. New vendors are wanted for this event **
Sunny Corner Market
If you’re in the area on the last Saturday of the month, be sure to drop into the market for breakfast or to pick up your share of eggs, crafts or other homemade goods.
Open last Saturday of the month, 9am-1pm, March to Mid-November at the Sunny Corner Legion, 26 Tozer Lane. Tel: Shirley Sherrard Lawlor 506.622.8975. Find them on Facebook.
Rebeka Frazer-Chiasson is one of the founding member of La Coopérative Ferme Terre Partagée, a worker’s coop in Rogersville that markets their certified organic fruits and vegetables via a Community Supported Agriculture program as well as at the Water Street Farmers Market.