(The signature handcrafted Stittsville Market at the Barn logo – you can’t miss it at the wooden barn at 6154 Abbott Street, East! Photos: Stittsville Central)
You know spring is definitely here, when the farmers’ markets open for the season. Mandy Faulkner and Daniel Viensowners of Stittsville’s beloved market barn are excited to announce that the farmers’ market is returning for another season. The folks at Market at the Barn kick off the farmers’ market season on Sunday, May 8 at 9:00 AM.
Located in the heart of Stittsville at 6154 Abbott Street, East (adjacent to Village Square Park), the market offers all kinds locally grown and handmade items from a diverse group of companies in Stittsville and the surrounding areas. What better way to bring a community together than at the local farmers market!
The heart of a farmer’s market, as always, is the farmers themselves and the delicious vegetables and meats they have to offer. This year the Market is at the Barn pleased to welcome many farmers back including Lachapelle Farm, Kavanagh Farm, Our Hobby Farm, Shady Miles Maple Syrup and Ironhorse Honey. But, a number of new farmers are entering the market for the first time including Howie’s Mighty Microgreens, Story Farms, Pair a Garden and Start Fresh Gardens. A wide variety of local, organically grown, seasonal vegetables, usually picked less than 24 hours before market day, and pasture-raised meats from small, local farms are just a short visit away. Come and talk to the farmers themselves and find out exactly where your food comes from.
Looking for something sweeter? You know there’s always something delicious to be found at the Market at the Barn, from baked goods to refreshing avocado tea† Maybe the maple floss will be back this year; we sure hope so. Looking for something more hearty? Homemade Indian food and spice mixes are back but come early you know they go fast!
Maybe you want to treat yourself to beauty products or a unique piece of jewelry? Are you in the market to try local spirits? Do you want a new work of art or piece of pottery for your home? Maybe a special crochet keepsake? At this year’s hugely expanded farmers’ market you can buy not only meat and vegetables, but also various artisans featuring artwork, jewelry, body products, crochet pieces, bows and hair accessories, and much more. It’s just too many to list them all. Many of your favorite sellers from previous markets will return, but so many new sellers will join as well.
Come for a visit and bring a friend or two – the salesmen, Mandy and Dan would love to see you. The market is pet friendly so bring your four-legged friends; there’s more than likely something for them too!
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