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Timmins' first farmers' market was held a century ago

The first day saw a handful of vendors selling produce
A covered outdoor market at Second and Mountjoy in 1938.

Almost 100 years ago to the day, Timmins held its very first market. On Saturday Aug. 5 1922, the market opened and proved to be a great success. 

The first market day began with three to four vendors with their produce to sell. The goods sold quite quickly and buyers were satisfied with their purchases of fresh produce from the farms. Officer E. A. Roy was in charge of the market. 

After a successful launch, an open invitation was open to all. The location was next to the "rink" but it is unclear what specific one.  

The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre regularly provides TimminsToday readers with a glimpse of the city’s past.

Find out more of what the Timmins museum has to offer here and read more Remember This columns here.