The Lacombe Farmer’s Market has wrapped up their summer season. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/Lacombe Express)

The Lacombe Farmer’s Market has wrapped up their summer season. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/Lacombe Express)

Farmer’s Market goes quiet until next season

Winter market will be in November and December

The Lacombe Farmer’s Market has wrapped up another summer season.

Despite the hurdles of COVID, Chris Kutryk Market Manager for Lacombe Farmers Market says the 2021 year was another successful year, with great feedback and new vendors.

“Feedback has been great this year,” says Kutryk, “People loved the selection available, the market peeked at 92 individual vendors with over 25 per cent being farms, giving people a choice they can’t get at most farmers markets in Alberta.”

The annual general meeting will be held in early 2022 to help get guidance on what the people want to see happen next year.

“When Covid is in our rear-view mirror, I want to have charity do fundraising events, and informational demonstrations,” says Kuryk. “I would love to have the schools use the market for fundraising, such as choir, band and graduating classes.”

Kuryk hopes to have live demonstrations from vendors return as well. “Last year, we had a laser etcher, a blacksmith, and a potter with her Potters wheel, all demonstrate their crafts.”

The Winter Market will be running Nov. 12 and 19 as well as Dec. 3, 10 and 17.