There will be pumpkin decorating, candy apples, face painting, a best-pumpkin-pie contest, a best-doggie-Halloween- costume contest and more.
The Weston Idol winner will be performing at the Farmers’ Market this weekend.
Samantha Rossi, who won after a performance at the Weston Beach Blanket festival, will receive $1000.
The Star has a nice article this morning on our lovely Farmers’ Market:
“I think we’ve seen the bottom, and there’s nowhere to go but up,” says Peter Kalamaris, owner of Peter’s Barber Shop, which his father opened in 1961.
One of the great things about this community is there’s resilience here, he says.
“Weston is a special place for me because there’s a strong sense of belonging, pride, family, nostalgia — a real village feel,” says Kalamaris.
Mike Sullivan made some comments about the Weston Farmers Market in the House of Commons yesterday. He was speaking to a farming bill that the Conservatives have before Parliament.
Here is what he said,
“However, before we get into the issues that we do and do not support, I want to say that this past weekend, I attended the grand opening of the Weston farmers market. It is a place where farmers gather in my riding, directly across from my office in fact, to sell, and they have done this for the past 32 years.
This farmers market is probably one of the most successful around. There is no cover. There is no shelter. It is a parking lot in the old town of Weston. A number of farmers descend on it, and they are literally picking the night before. These are farmers from all over southwestern Ontario, who come to the riding with the freshest of produce, the freshest of eggs, butter, fruit, vegetables, flowers, and more. There are bakers, coffee
makers, and the whole gamut of people who come to a farmers market. Grandpa Ken, who sells back bacon on a bun every morning is a hit. Obviously he gets his back bacon from a pig farmer somewhere in southern Ontario.
The point is that these farmers are successful because they are able to turn their products into money. That is really what is going on; they are earning cash. However, part of this bill sometimes makes it more difficult for farmers to turn their products into money and to survive. That is one of the reasons we want to examine this bill very carefully.”
Read the whole speech here.
The future of the Church Street hospital will be discussed this Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7 pm in the hospital’s cafeteria at 200 Church Street. Importantly, the future of the existing site at 200 Church Street will be discussed.
The all-candidates debate will be held this Wednesday, at 7 pm, at the York Civic Centre, at 2700 Eglinton. Laura Albanese, who skipped the televised debate, has said she will attend.
The official opening of the Farmers’ Market will be next Saturday, June 14, with live music, a free waffle breakfast, and a kids’ zone.
I blew it—kind of. The Weston Farmers’ Market opened last Saturday.
The Weston BIA, god bless them, hasn’t updated their site since 2013, and didn’t, as far as I know, send around any information about the opening.
John Street will be permanently closed to all traffic today, May 1. A pedestrian bridge will be built in fall.
The work is being done to “complete the Weston Tunnel through this area and to re-route and upgrade the water main currently crossing the rail corridor”, according to a spokesperson for Metrolinx. The bridge cannot be built until the tunnel is finished.
The 59 Maple Leaf bus, already re-routed, will be re-re-routed up King, which will be reopened.