TRURO – The Truro Farmers' Market will re-open for another season in early April.
Jamie Alcorn, market co-ordinator, confirms the market will re-open on Young Street on April 5 and market hours will remain 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Dec. 20.
About 35 vendors will be involved in the market, including previous vendors as well as some new businesses. Alcorn said new to the market this year will be Jamaican food, a new soap business and possibly a fish market, to name a few.
Another new initiative will be a community dinner the last Wednesday of every month from May to September. It will tentatively be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and participants will pay $10 at the door to receive market coins. Those coins would be used towards vendors’ food for the meal.
The initiative, which will include entertainment, will replace the mid-week Wednesday market that was held in previous years.
“We can’t get enough vendors or customers on Wednesdays. Farmers are too busy through the week and it wasn’t enough for vendors or customers,” said Alcorn.
Another addition this year is the intent to offer “more educational” events, such as lunch and learns with guest speakers, and presenting “more focused activity time” for children.
“We want to do more with the children’s area, more outside activities,” said Alcorn, adding ideas include dance, storytelling and instrument use for the youngsters.
Providing more entertainment and “several” festivals, such as a herb festival, are also goals for this year’s market.