Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market – A Going Concern!

In wee little Annapolis Royal, we are fortunate to have access to a year round Farmer’s Market. In the summer it is located downtown in our Market Square and in the winter it moves to the Historic Gardens.

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It is wonderful to have access to locally grown and locally made food products 52 weeks a year!

Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market – Every Saturday morning, 9-12, until May 11

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December at the Market – Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market

During December, the Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market (at the Historic Gardens) can help you prepare for the holidays! Get some special holiday-themed products, or talk to your favourite vendors about special orders for the holidays. And be sure to enter our Market Holiday Draw each time you make a purchase. We are here EVERY Saturday in December, 9am-12noon,  for your convenience! (Market Vendors are located inside and out, so don’t let the rain (or snow) deter you!)

Download our December Market Schedule with all the details!

Meet you at the Market!

Annapolis Royal Market Extravaganza – Dec 3

This coming Saturday, December 3, there is EVERY reason to come to Annapolis Royal to do your Christmas shopping! There are 3, count ’em, THREE Christmas Craft Markets in Annapolis Royal that day PLUS the Winter Farmer’s Market – something like 170 vendors in total between the four sites. And since Annapolis Royal is so tiny, all these sites are within a mile of each other! Add to that all the great shops, studios and restaurants in Town – well you can see how you can spend a whole day here quite easily!

The attached download outlines the 4 market locations along with hours, etc. Have a look, and start planning your Saturday accordingly!

Market Extravaganza MAP

See you there!

Winter Fun at the Winter Market

Today’s Winter Market, at the Historic Gardens, took on a new dimension with the christening of a new fire bowl. Donated by a Gardens supporter, this allows us now to have a Courtyard Bonfire for a little outdoor fun during the Winter Market.

This new feature attracted a lot of interest today, as the young and young-at-heart took a moment or two to gather around the fire and toast a marshmallow.

It was great! I think maybe next week we’ll try s’mores!

Annapolis Royal Winter Market, Saturdays 9-12 at the Historic Gardens.

 

Annapolis Royal’s Winter Farmer’s Market

The Winter version of the Annapolis Royal Farmer’s Market is well underway in its home at the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal, every Saturday morning 9-12. The “winter” season launched in mid-October after the season finale of the downtown Farmer’s Market, a community highlight for 30 years!

The Winter Market is not quite as grand in scale as the summer market, but has almost everything a “locavore” can hope for: fish, meat, eggs, veggies, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, hot cider, sausages, sweets, as well as some artwork, books, handcrafts and “this & that”. Fun to visit, buy local food, have a coffee and cinnamon bun with friends, and even to wander the Historic Gardens on a nice day.

On November 13, the Winter Market moved from the Gardens sheltered entry area (outdoors) into its new indoor digs, in the building that serves as the Gardens Gift Shop in the summer months. A bright and airy space with a wonderful view of the Gardens Courtyard, there couldn’t be a more beautiful setting for a Farmer’s Market, could there?

Come out and experience the Annapolis Royal Winter Market, and the Historic Gardens, every Saturday morning 9am-12noon!

Meet you at the Market!


Winter Market – A New Tradition is Born!

Today was the very first market of a new Annapolis Royal Winter Market effort – providing a venue for locals and visitors alike to buy local food and other goodies as well. And of course, providing our customary Saturday morning social outing!

Read more on this successful first event in the Historic Gardens Blog.

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Winter Market in Annapolis Royal

It’s official now… after much discussion and planning, Annapolis Royal’s first “Winter Market” will be launched on November 7, 2009.

Annapolis Royal Farmer's Market in September

Annapolis Royal Farmer's Market in September

Our summer Farmer’s Market has been a resounding success for many years. In this day and age, when consumers have a renewed interest in locally produced food, it seems that a year round market presence is a great idea. To that end, the Town of Annapolis Royal has agreed to spearhead the project for its first year, to try to build a successful Winter Market.

Now I might say at this point that I really don’t like the term “Winter Market”… it sounds sooooo cold, and truly, winter does not actually begin until late December. So let’s call it an Autumn Market for a while, at least until the snow flies, or the Cooler Season Market… even the Frost Market sounds a little less cold. Perhaps the Town should have encourage some creative naming and see what comes up.

Whatever you call it, the “Winter Market” starts November 7 and runs every Saturday morning 9-12. And the location is at the Historic Gardens, in a sheltered outdoor area behind the German Bakery & Garden Cafe (which will also be open with coffee, baked goods and maybe even some hot soup! )

And so, a new tradition will be born… Meet you at the Market!

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