Beginning on Saturday, February 26, the Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market will take place at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre, 36 Mill Street, every Saturday morning until May.

The market, a member of Farmers’ Markets Ontario (FMO) and one of the few year-round farmers’ markets in Ontario, is instrumental in bringing local growers and producers together with the community, ensuring availability of local products and supporting the local supply chain.

“Unfortunately, the building on Derby is no longer available to us,” explains Aartje den Boer, President of the Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market. “We truly appreciated the use of 79 Derby. It was a wonderful location for us, and much appreciated by both vendors and customers.”

“We now look forward to welcoming everyone in the Reception Hall at the Vankleek Hill Community Centre. It’s a great space! We would like to express our gratitude to Champlain Township for their continued encouragement and support.”

The Market will adhere to COVID-19 protocols in place for the Vankleek Hill Community Centre. Proof of vaccination is required for all patrons (12+). The enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code and the Verify Ontario will be accepted. The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy from Ontario’s website. Physician notes (medical exemption) are no longer accepted.

Den Boer said the market will continue to offer a curbside pickup service for customers who pre-order directly from vendors. She noted the indoor market would not be possible without the support of Champlain Township, and the guidance of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and Farmers’ Markets Ontario.

The Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit corporation (Ontario) run by volunteers and governed by a volunteer board of directors.