(The distinctive handcrafted Stittsville Market at the Barn logo – you can’t miss it on the log barn at 6154 Abbott Street, East! Photos: Stittsville Central)
You know spring is definitely here when the farmers markets start to open for the season. Mandy Faulkner and Daniel ViensOwners of Stittsville’s beloved Market Barn, are thrilled to announce that the Farmer’s Market is back for another season. The folks at Market at the Barn will kick off Farmer’s Market season on Sunday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m.
Located in the heart of Stittsville at 6154 Abbott Street, To the east (adjacent to Village Square Park), the market offers all sorts of locally grown and handmade items of a diverse group of businesses located in and around Stittsville. What better way to bring a community together than your local farmer’s market!
As always, the heart of a farmers market are the farmers themselves and the delicious vegetables and meats they have to offer. This year the Marché à la Grange is happy to welcome back many farmers including Lachapelle Farm, Kavanagh Farm, Our Hobby Farm, Shady Miles Maple Syrup and Ironhorse Honey. But, a number of new farmers will join the market for the first time including Howie’s Mighty Microgreens, Storie Farms, Pair a Garden and Start Fresh Gardens. A wide variety of organically grown seasonal local vegetables, usually picked less than 24 hours before market day, and pastured meats from small local farms are just a short visit away. Come talk to the farmers themselves and find out where your food comes from.
Looking for something a little sweeter? You know there’s always a treat or two to be found at the barn market, from baked goods to refreshing avocado teas. Maybe the maple silk will be back this year; we certainly hope so. Are you looking for something more salty? Homemade Indian cuisine and spice blends are back but get there early, you know they go fast!
Perhaps you are looking to indulge yourself with beauty products or a unique piece of jewelry? Are you in the market to try local spirits? Do you want a new piece of art or a new piece of pottery for your home? A special crochet memory perhaps? This year’s greatly expanded Farmer’s Market not only offers you meat and vegetables, but also several artisans offering art pieces, jewelry, body products, crochet pieces, hair bows and accessories, and much more. There are too many to name them all. Many of your favorite vendors from past markets are returning, but many new vendors will also be joining.
Come visit and bring a friend or two – the vendors, Mandy and Dan would love to see you. the the market accepts pets so bring your four-legged friends; there is more than likely something for them too!
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