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Wet weather doesn't deter Farmers' Market fans
Ezra Allard plays with a chihuahua named Piper at the Farmers' Market on June 15. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

Lousy weather can’t stop some Niagara-on-the-Lake residents when it comes to supporting local farmers and vendors.

Four weeks into the Saturday Farmers’ Market’s season, it seems like it’s always rainy or wet all the time, said the market co-ordinator Sharon Brinsmead-Taylor. But she said it was “amazing (to see) the number of dedicated customers” who turned out again last weekend.

“They come out no matter what,” Brinsmead-Taylor said. “We’ve got our serious shoppers that come first thing in the morning and then we’ve got – I call them ‘the breakfast crowd’ – they come and hang out.”

“ If it’s a nice day, the picnic tables are full of families and kids are playing. It’s just a really nice feel to it.”

Last Saturday, the market had a variety of local produce for shoppers, including cheese, honey, granola, compound butter, jams, greens and microgreens, as well as coffee, chaga mushroom tea, smoothies and floral bouquets.

Music was provided by Tim Atherton who has been performing at the market since it was established 12 years ago.

“Running into people I haven’t seen in forever, from growing up in Niagara-on-the-Lake, that’s the fun about the market,” he said.

His band, The Athertones, also performs at the SupperMarket on Wednesdays.

This Saturday’s entertainment will be provided by Gemma Wells.

The market runs every Saturday at the Village from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.