Business is improving at the Weston Farmers’ Market. The season had started slowly, but there were crowds today.
Betsy Liscio from Grandpa Ken’s sandwiches said that the numbers are still down from last year, but “Today is a good day… and there are lots of days left. Sometimes it just takes time to get people out.”
There were two big pushes to get people out this week. The market advertised in the Guardian newspaper and distributed flyers to residents. For a promotion, the market was offering free samples of fresh-cooked Ontario corn.
The promotion certainly worked. The largest crowd was around the corn guy. He said “It was a so-so start [this year], but now it’s blooming. Now everyone’s coming out.”