Farmers' market returns
By Chad Ingram
The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market will return to Minden, in a modified fashion, on Saturday, June 13 and to its other locations in the county later in the month.
During a May 28 meeting, Minden Hills
councillors received correspondence from the farmers’ market association
with its plan to resume operations for the summer of 2020, with social
distancing protocols put in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
That plan had been approved by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge
District Health Unit.
While the farmers’ market in Minden typically takes place in the municipal parking lot off of Milne Street, it will be moved to the fairgrounds this summer to allow for adequate social distancing. Foot traffic will also flow in one direction.
health unit has reviewed the proposal and they have approved, with some
added guidelines for social distancing,” clerk Vicki Bull told
councillors, adding the only addition township staff had made to the
resolution was for the association to provide a certificate of
insurance, which is always required.
“The farmers’ market is extremely excited with the proposal.”
we all are,” said Mayor Brent Devolin, “to get back into [some
normalcy], hopefully the warm weather will give them a good start on
Councillors quickly and unanimously supported the proposal.
The market will open in Minden on June 13 and run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In Haliburton Village, it will run on Tuesday from noon until 4 p.m. commencing June 16, and in Stanhope, it will run on Fridays commencing on June 26, also noon until 4 p.m.