Port Colborne’s Farmer’s Market Welcomes Canal Days

Port Colborne's Farmer's Market Welcomes Canal Days

Port Colborne’s Farmer’s Market Welcomes Canal Days

Port Colborne’s Farmer’s Market Welcomes Canal Days

Baby, it’s hot out there!

The Port Colborne’s Farmer’s Market opened to bright, sunny skies welcoming the opening of 2012’s Canal Days.

Niagara Region, just hours later, issued an extreme heat alert.

“An Excessive Heat Alert has been issued today by Niagara Region Public Health as temperatures are forecast to rise above 30°C and the humidex is expected to exceed 40°C.

Niagara residents are advised to take extra precautions during episodes of extreme heat and humidity.

Signs of heat-related illness may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, muscle swelling, heart disturbances, and headache,” says the alert.

Despite the warning to stay cool and hydrate, the market was well-attended and well-stocked with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, breads, cheeses, sweets, coffee, teas and meats.

Artisans displaying wares such as jewelry, woodworking, pottery, candles and other crafts engaged each other in local political discussions in addition to their usual interactions.

Woodworker Peter D. Hyde commented about market vendor rates, saying that farmers are given a rate of $140 yearly while artisans must pay $40 daily and that City Council has appeared rigid during appeals for equality.

Over at Chuck Lemay’s Country Corner Market, the selection of meats extends to a patio barbeque, the tantalizing smells wafting into the market area. Lemay has been known to welcome newcomers with a sampling of  sausages sure to please the most discriminate of tastes. Country Corner Market adds to their customers’ experience by offering a variety of products in addition to their exceptional meats.

A block or two away, vendors erecting tents were hustling to get their wares displayed and get this weekend underway. Barriers to traffic have been put in place and only vendor and storeowner traffic is allowed through.

Shuttle buses are running from West Side Arena to downtown free of cost.

http://www.portcolborne.ca/page/niagara_shuttle

It might be an idea to park and ride over!

Canal Days are here!

hgrzesina@newsinportcolborne.com

 

Post By Heidi Grzesina (2,901 Posts)

Prior to journalism, career paths included management positions in the hospitality field, communications and customer service, certification in financial administration including payroll/ office management and also certification in addiction counseling, specializing in assessment and intake. Writing being a passion her entire life, Heidi has written poetry, short stories, editorials, feature stories and news or sports events of various descriptions. She authored a self-help book, autobiographical in nature, and has written and narrated guided imagery meditations prior to a career as a media journalist. Heidi is the Managing Editor and co-owner of News in Port Colborne and Wainfleet.

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