Taber Farmers’ market is back for the summer

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With the farmers’ market coming back this year, things are back to business as usual with some new vendors joining.

“The farmers’ market starts June 16, it’s every Thursday from June 16 to September 15, and it is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. We are always looking for new vendors, we’ve actually got a couple of new ones that we have never seen before in previous years, so we are really excited to have more variety this year,” said Emily Hembrough, Arts, Culture and Events coordinator at the Town of Taber. “We have a few of our favourites returning for this year as well and we are always encouraging any local makers, bakers, or growers to come out and share their products with the town. We also encourage food trucks to come out during farmers’ market because that is always a hot commodity as you can always come and buy all your fruit and vegetables, and homemade things, but then also get your dinner that night. It’s usually a pretty good event. We actually have a couple of new buskers coming this year too, so it’s going to be really good.”

Hembrough discussed the farmers’ market location and how the location can help with accessibility.

“It is located right in Confederation Park all in amongst the trees along the pathways, so it is accessible,” she said. “We are hoping to add a few more accessibility features this year — handicap parking, picnic tables along the pathway so that people with mobility issues or things like that could still be able to come and eat on the sidewalk, and still have a sit and walk-through everything, and not have to worry about parking too far away and things like that.”

Meghan Brennan, Communications and Projects coordinator at the Town of Taber encourages any new or returning vendors to register for the farmers’ market.

“Vendor registration is always open, so if anybody needs some information, it is www.taber.ca/market and all the information will always be there,” said Brennan. “We recommend that people watch our Taber Recreation Facebook page every Thursday morning for the list of that week’s vendors. Those will be posted on the day of the market in the morning. We’re just incredibly excited to welcome this one back. Everybody asks about the farmers’ market every year. We look forward to it and we encourage people to make a day of it, and come out for the entire afternoon, and support not only are market and the food trucks and the vendors at the market, but also to go downtown and see our other businesses and support them as well. Just make it a shop local Taber day for them and do it weekly because we have so many amazing businesses in our community.”

Brennan also pointed out the convenient location of the spray park so kids could use it while their parents are out shopping.

“We encourage people to use the spray park during our farmers’ market in the summer months. We highly recommend that when parents are out shopping they send their kids down to the spray park so parents get a little bit of leisure time and the kids get to splash around a little bit. Of course with the spray park being right near to the skate park, it’s the perfect place for kids to go and it’s completely free to use.”

Ian Croft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Taber Times

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