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Market offering local goods, Irish cheer

Check out the farmers and get a dose of Irish cheer to tie in to St. Patrick's Day
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Downtown Timmins BIA's second winter market is being held at Seymour's Pantry this Saturday, March 16. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

The downtown winter market is returning this weekend. 

Saturday, March 16 the Winter Urban Park Market is setting up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seymour's Pantry on Third Avenue for its second event. 

The first time the market was held was during La Ronde's winter carnival last month. 

It was so well received, they're doing it again.

“It’s nice that this happens at St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s a nice way to tie it all in,” said Noella Rinaldo, Downtown Timmins BIA executive director. 

This week's vendors include Dream Acres Alpacas, Graham Acres, Sunrise Orchards and Produce, Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Fresh and Fancy Bakery, and Fromagerie La Vache a Maillotte.

Le Bec Sucre will also be outside with the maple syrup on fresh snow. 

Being that it's St. Patrick's Day, Alexandre Bigeau will be performing some Irish tunes from noon to 1 p.m.

Most of the vendors are regulars at the BIA's summer Urban Market. 

They'll be selling products that are available year-round, but RInaldo said they don't have a place to sell it. The new market, she said, also helps remind the public who the local farmers are.

Rinaldo said they'd like to offer the winter market once a month, with these first ones being a way to see how it could work. 

“We’ve been wanting to do a winter market, we just never found the right location. This really gives us a taste of what we could expect if we were able to find a different location,” she said.

While you are downtown during the market, keep an eye out for a green balloon outside businesses as well. It means they are offering a special — from no tax events to food specials — for the day.


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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