Local farmers and artisanal vendors are bringing their goods to the great indoors.
The Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Heritage and Ecology Society are helping local vendors fight the winter slump with their indoor farmers market. The market is also held in the summertime at Hoch Farm on the corner of Queen Street and Highway 60 in Killaloe.
Rachelle Clayton, one of the coordinators of the Killaloe Winter Farmers’ Market says there’s nothing else like it around. She says the market is in its fourth year and it’s the only indoor farmers market that’s regularly held during the winter.
She adds that it’s a good way to support local farmers who get to make extra income during the winter and also adds that it’s a fun way to get out and greet the community.
Clayton says you can expect to see at least 15 to 20 vendors. She says it’s a great way to get out of the house during these cold winter months. You’ll be able to find anything from fresh produce and baked good to home-made crafts and woodwork. “You can even get a reiki massage” she said before reassuring us that “it’s a farmers market, no one’s taking off their clothes”.
The market is opened from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM this Saturday at the Killaloe Lions Hall and it’s part of Killaloe’s SnoFun Winter Festival that is going on all week.