Downtown Windsor Farmers Market 2020 | Opening Day
May 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market operates for the 2020 season every Saturday, May 30 to October 31, at the corner of Pelissier and Maiden Lane in Downtown Windsor from 8:00am-1:00pm.
The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization that connects residents of Windsor and surrounding areas to the farmers of Essex County by providing residents with local, fresh and in-season food in an accessible setting. They aim to raise the profile of local food producers and entrepreneurs by giving them a venue in which to sell their goods, while educating the public about the rich agricultural diversity that exists in Essex County. Through partnerships they work to build a stronger sense of community, restore the positive image of downtown and bring vitality back to our city.
At the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market you’ll find farm fresh fruit, vegetables, produce and unique artisan food products from the best our area has to offer. They have a Kids Corner, art exhibits and crafts vendors, community booths, entertainment, food demonstrations, and other special events that attract the community to our fun and family-friendly environment.
The generosity of Windsor’s Arts, Culture + Heritage Fund makes the Kids Corner possible so your little one can have arts & crafts fun with Amy & April. (please note, during the pandemic the Kids Corner will only be an online virtual event).
For the fifth year the market will be operating at it’s new location on the corner of Pelissier St. and Maiden Lane in downtown Windsor.
Changes Due To COVID-19
In light of COVID-19, the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market says that they are working closely with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and Farmers Market Ontario to ensure that social distancing measures and safety protocols are in place when the market opens.
“The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market is an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and provides residents and visitors access to locally grown, farm fresh produce and products,” said Brian Yeomans, DWBIA Chair. “We take the safety and wellbeing of market visitors and vendors very seriously and will be following established Provincial guidelines for social gatherings.”
Changes to the market include:
Limited to food vendors providing farm produce and products until such time as the Province opens non-food related businesses
Physical distancing measures at entry and exit points and between vendor booths, vendors and visitors
Division of site and one-way traffic flow in each direction
Two operators per booth – one to handle produce/product and the other to handle payments
Complying with provincial orders on the number of customers accessing the site at any given time
Non-touch lined waste disposal receptacles
“Farmers Markets are deemed an essential service,” said Steve Green, Market Manager. “Vendors will only be selling farm-to-table produce and products and, until further notice, there will be no entertainment, Kids Korner, Chef Demos and piazza. In addition, we will be advocating a “shop – don’t stop” policy.”
For full details on the changes visit the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market Facebook Page (final details expected to be announced on May 28)