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Market at the Village back this weekend
Patrons walk through the market during the 2020 season. (Jessica Maxwell/Niagara Now)

May 29 marks the return of the Farmers' Market at the Village for 2021.

Saturday’s market will host more than a dozen vendors offering produce, other food items and fresh cut flowers for customers to shop between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For the time being, customers can expect the market to operate similar to the end of the last season, said market co-ordinator Sharon Brinsmead-Taylor.

“Everything will be set up on the pavement. All of our vendors will be set up in their own individual 10-by-10 pop-up tents with a minimum six feet in between and the same traffic flow again with an entrance and an exit,” she said.

Due to the phased opening of the province following the stay-at-home order, non-food vendors will not be at the market until later in the season. There is no food consumption on site yet.

“We have quite a few vendors that are selling prepackaged, prepared foods that people will be able to take home and eat, or elsewhere and eat,” Brinsmead-Taylor said.

The market will follow all provincial guidelines for reopening and will “go with the flow,” she said.

“Last year, it was a comfortable environment for people to shop in,” she said. “I don’t know if food consumption will be allowed at any point this year. We’re hopeful, but it’s unknown at this time.”

The Market at the Village will operate until Thanksgiving weekend, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

There are no plans to operate the Supper Market this year but instead a weekly highlight of area restaurants will be posted to the market's Facebook and Instagram pages each Wednesday through “Supper Market Dines Out.”