'It feels like coming home': Grimsby Farmers Market returns downtown from the Peach King Centre

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Grimsby Farmers Market is “back home” at its regular spot downtown after a two-and-a-half-year absence.

Crowds descended on Main Street on Thursday, Sept. 1, to bask in the sunshine on a hot late-summer afternoon and browse the market.

Michelle Seaborn, manager of Grimsby Farmers Market, said it was great to be back downtown, and it was great to see so many smiling faces. “It feels like coming home,” she said. “Everybody’s smiling, everyone has a big grin on their face.”

She said the temporary location at the Peach King Centre didn’t have the same friendly atmosphere as they had downtown. “The atmosphere is back,” she said.

That was echoed by the vendors and entertainers at the market.

Josh Coulter, a local musician who was providing the tunes, said the atmosphere downtown was perfect for the market and said he was thrilled to hear it was returning downtown. “It’s got a festival vibe here,” he said. “I was so excited.”

The weekly market was forced to move out of downtown during the pandemic and moved to a temporary home at the Peach King Centre.

However, the market has returned to its regular spot for the remainder of the 2022 season and will make a full return in 2023.

Chris Pickles, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News