Charlottetown’s Downtown Farmers’ Market returns for its fifth year

Published on July 19, 2014

Residents enjoy Charlottetown’s Downtown Farmers’ Market, which is into its fifth year. The market has now been expanded and includes four capital city blocks.

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The capital city’s Downtown Farmers’ Market has returned for its fifth season and has expanded to cover four city blocks.

This open air market is located on the east side of lower Queen Street between Grafton and King Streets in Charlottetwon, and features more than 40 local and independent vendors from Prince Edward Island.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer downtown residents and visitors an expanded Downtown Farmers’ Market this year,” said Dawn Alan, executive director of Downtown Charlottetown Inc.

“There is always a demand from new vendors looking to participate, so we decided to extend the market into a fourth block. The market is such a fun and vibrant attraction for all ages, it truly is another great reason to come downtown.”

Vendors at the Downtown Farmers’ Market will be selling a wide variety of products such as: local organic farm produce; fruit, vegetables and preserves; freshly baked desserts and freshly roasted coffee; as well as food service options from many international locales.

A wide variety of local artisans will also be featured at the market, selling handmade jewelry, wood carvings, soaps, knitting, crafts and much more. In addition, the Downtown Farmers’ Market will feature various local musicians and entertainers. Attendees of the market are encouraged to stay tuned to DCI’s Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date information about who will be featured throughout the summer.

The Downtown Farmers’ Market will be open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the final day for the market on Sunday, Sept. 21. Residents and visitors are advised that there will be no parking on lower Queen Street, Confederation Centre side of the street only, on Sundays between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.