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Eat Well Farmers’ Market Gets Ready to Bring Fresh, Local Food to Hanover for a Second Season

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MEDIA RELEASE
May 23, 2017

The Town of Hanover is pleased to announce that the Eat Well Farmers’ Market will once again feature an amazing array of fresh, local food at Heritage Square on Friday afternoons from 12pm-4pm; commencing June 2nd through October 6th, 2017. The Eat Well Market was founded in 2012 by Chef Allison Rowe and started in Hanover in 2016.

All of the vendors at the Eat Well Farmers’ Market are chosen with care. They are either certified organic or use ecological practices on their farms. Returning produce vendors, Crickhollow, Zettle Family Farms and Carrol Organics, will offer a membership service, where you pay for a summer’s worth of vegetables at the beginning of the season and pick up a fresh selection each week, in addition to their weekly selection of offerings. New joining vendors will feature new products to the market like energy bars, more flowers, fruit, native plants and other surprises.

Returning vendors include Beatrices’ European baking, prepared take out lunches by Elizabites, the Food Doc and the Mulberry Tree, as well as herbal teas, rabbit and body products by Shpurshire Farm, honey and maple syrup by the Sugar House Studio. Sandra is also back with Fabulous Fish from Mainitoulin. Also, new this year, wine from Pillitteri Estates!

“Many of your ingredients can be sourced from the Eat Well Farmers’ Market,” said Market Manager, Rosemary Crick of Crickhollow. She added, “There are lots of great meat options like grass fed beef and pasture raised chicken. All of the vegetable vendors grow garlic, there is always a great assortment of fresh produce and all meals can be complimented with fresh baked goods and a glass of wine.”

“There are so many reason why buying local makes sense,” said April Marshall, Economic Development Manager for the Town of Hanover. “There is significant peace of mind in knowing where your food came from. You get to experience agriculture close-up, hear the story of where your food came from, get an opportunity to talk directly to the person that grew or made it, ask questions, and know that when you buy from local farmers and producers, you are supporting the local economy and providing income for families in our community.” She added, “Farmers’ Market Ontario indicates that 55% of shoppers stop at neighbouring businesses when they shop the market, so having a Farmers’ Market in our community has a great economic impact overall.”

Farmers’ Markets are about more than the sale of agricultural commodities. They are also about community, food, friends and a sense of sharing. In addition to food offerings, the Eat Well Farmer’s Market will also give a different community group each week the opportunity to promote their programs and initiatives.

Stay current on Eat Well Farmers’ Market happenings – visit www.hanover.ca/farmersmarket or www.eatwellmarket.ca.

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Media Contact:
April Marshall
Economic Development Manager
Town of Hanover
519.364.2780 x 1253
amarshall@hanover.ca