Farmers’ Market formally opened
The island’s largest Farmers’ Market “in several years” was formally opened by public works minister Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch yesterday.
Colonel Burch was joined by home affairs minister Walton Brown for the event at the Botanical Gardens and said: “The Bermuda Farmers’ Market is a welcomed attraction for both locals and visitors alike.
“This year’s Farmers’ Market is noteworthy because the number of vendors has grown exponentially to its present size of 42. So, this is the largest Farmers’ Market to be held in Bermuda in several years.”
Colonel Burch added that the home-grown event had become a “dynamic way for vendors to attract more people, by creating a community focused exchange of fresh produce and goods in support of our local economy”.
He said: “In fact the Farmers’ Market is considered the ‘hotspot’ to visit on Saturday mornings, where people can experience the hard work, talent and culture of Bermuda.
“So I wish to once again commend all the vendors for your efforts and commitment to not only ensure a welcoming event, but for simply providing an environment that reminds about being neighbourly and supportive of one another.”
Colonel Burch also acknowledged the Department of Parks for preparing the Botanical Gardens for the event and the Farmers’ Market Committee, headed by Lucinda Worrell-Stowe.
The Farmers’ Market will continue until June 2018. During the pre-Christmas season, opening hours will be 8am to 1pm. These will shift to 8am to noon from January to the end of June.
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