The week of June 4-10 will be celebrated as “Local Food Week” across Ontario. This is the fourth year the Province has recognized “Local Food Week.”
Chatham-Kent is kicking off “Local Food Week” with a Farm Market on Monday, June 5.
The event is taking place in front of the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre, 315 King St. W., Chatham. It will begin with a ceremonial Flag raising followed by a three-hour Farmers Market, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The purpose of the Farmers Market is to promote local products and encourage consumers to think local, and be aware of the abundant and diverse products that are grown and produced in our community.
Local producers wishing to participate in the Farmers Market are asked to contact the Kent Federation of Agriculture as space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to come out and meet some local producers, purchase local product and be amazed at the vast variety of products available so early in our growing season.
There will also be a BBQ taking place so consumers will be able to enjoy lunch as they visit and purchase some local products.