In the spring of 1973 a small group of Carleton County farmers and interested supporters got together to talk about starting a farm market in Woodstock. A Farm Market Committee was established composed of Leighton and Shirley Hayward, Ruth Gartley, Earl Blackie, Carol Polchies, and Keith and Ellen Helmuth.
From this start, the work began to contact farmers, gardeners, home bakers, and crafts people who would be interested in being part of a farm market in Woodstock. The Town of Woodstock made the ground floor of the Connell Park grandstand available and the first Market was held on July 7, 1973. Eight vendors brought their products. Nearly everything sold out.
In 2006 the Market was reconfigured into a full-time, six days a week operation based on the volunteer cooperation of vendors who take turns clerking and maintaining the Market. As Carolyn Van Dine says, “The Market is a kind of family.” She should know. She and Allan have been with the Market since the beginning!
A good Market helps make a good community, and a good community helps makes a good Market. With this spirit, “Meet me at the Market,” will continue to be our motto for many years to come.
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Woodstock Farmers Market Vendors:
- Becaguimec Farm
- Culberson Produce, Local Meats
- Speerville Flour Mill
- Glenn McLean – Watkins
- Baked Goods
- McLellan’s Maple
- Mott’s Landing Vineyard & Winery
- Tom Scott
- Quality Dry Beans
- Whalen Apiaries
- Events & Contests
- Gwen Anderson
- Knits & Knots
- Humble Creations
- Ineta’s Knitting’s
- Jane’s Craft Corner
- Jewelry By Ramona
- Lone Pine Farms
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