Long-standing Port Elgin Market vendor Barney Fetter, owner of Cosmos Factory, took shelter from the rain and relaxed on one of his hand crafted wooden Adirondack chairs.

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Vendors of all sorts set up under a dark and cloudy sky for the kick off of the Port Elgin Farmers' Market on Wednesday, June 5 in downtown Port Elgin. Fortunately consumers were not deterred by the threatening weather and many came out to visit the booths erected along Green Street in the Coulter Parkette.

Some established vendors as well as some new to the scene offered fresh produce, jewellery, baked goods, books, furniture, meat and more. Guests were drawn in by the aroma from Grassroots Woodfired Pizza that wafted down Green Street. Farther up the street Sandra Blodgett’s Fabulous Fish and the murder-mystery novel by local author Lee Johnston were popular stops for shoppers.

Shawna Harvey (aka Big Mama) had a vast array of homemade barbecue sauces that could accompany the lamb cuts from Paisley’s Lockerby Lamb or the goat and rabbit from Top Market Meats. Jewellery vendors big and small displayed bracelets and necklaces from natural stones and recycled materials.

The Port Elgin Farmer’s Market takes place every Wednesday, now until September 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Coulter Parkette. Interested vendors can email for an application.

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Katherine Ngui brought her baskets of freshly baked sourdough bread to the Port Elgin Farmers' Market June 5.


Sandra Blodgett of Fabulous Fish and local author Lee Johnston kept dry under their tent at the first market of the season, June 5 in Coulter Parkette.


Sourdough bread was on the rise at the Port Elgin Farmers' Market with a second vendor, Amy Scriver from Southampton, owner of Rosie Crumbs.


Mala makers, Cara and Adam, spent the winter in Arizona and Mexico building an extensive stock for market season.


Port Elgin Market newcomer Lonesome Raven Accessories introduced their selection of bracelets made with quartz, amethyst and other natural stones.


The mother-daughter team from Lockerby Lamb were not at all sheepish as they talked about their products that included their own lamb and pork, honey from Ackroyd’s Honey in Tara and jerky.


Grassroots Woodfired Pizza owners Vicky and Roger Morrison kept customers and vendors fed at the Port Elgin Farmers' Market, June 5.