Weston’s fabulous farmers’ market has finished another season.
The season started slowly, with cold, wet days and unusually small crowds. It ended well, though; all the vendors I spoke to planned to come back next year.
The corn guy said that he wasn’t taking a break. As soon as he gets home, he’s tilling the land and bringing in 75 dump trucks of compost. Next year he’ll be back, with plans for a petting zoo and community trips to his farm.
The Pie Man from Pie Land (which, as far as I can tell, is actually run by two women) will be moving to the Downsview Market. (And, if you haven’t been, you must. It’s a cornucopia of cool crap and full of fantastic food.)
The sausage lady, though, said with relief that she’d just be taking a break and sleeping in.
Masum Hossain, the chair of the Weston BIA, and Frances Nunziata took a few moments to thank customers and talk about plans for the future. Nunziata commented on the cold weather and said that she is trying to have the market moved inside some time in future.