St. Stephen Farmers Market set to hold planning meeting - Mar. 27, 2014
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Zachary Kinney, son of Jamie and Samantha Kinney of St. Stephen, was all smiles as he waited last year for his freshly squeezed lemonade from St. Stephen Market vendor Sara Estey. The market will hold an organizational meeting Friday, March 28 at the arena at 1 p.m.
The St. Stephen Farmers Market is looking for vendors – new and old –and anyone with an interest who might like to contribute in some way.
Market manager Gary Sturgeon said an organizational meeting for the 2014 market season will be held Friday, at 1 p.m. upstairs at the Border Area Community Arena.
Sturgeon expects there will be discussion at that time on a tentative start date for this year’s market.
He also said there have been some vendors who have expressed an interest in relocating back to the downtown waterfront location, across from the provincial Visitor Information Centre.
“But we’ll have to wait and see what the area is going to be like with the construction of the hotel. We hope we’re going to be able to stay at the arena, for now.”
A local developer expects to begin construction this spring on a $15 million Best Western Premier St. Stephen Hotel & Suites on Budd Avenue adjacent to the Garcelon Civic Center.
The market operated on the waterfront for several years before being relocated to the arena because of the construction of the civic centre.
Sturgeon said he didn’t have any set number of vendors expected for this season, but noted last year the market had as many as 39 vendors some weeks on market day, which was Friday.
He said he hopes to have that many – and more – for 2014.