On May 11th, Ridgeway Farmer’s Market will be opening its gates to mark the start of its fifth season. Continuing until October 12, every Saturday between 7am and 12noon close to thirty locals vendors will gather in the Municipal Parking Lot area ( near Friendship Trail’s entrance) to sell a variety of organic farm produce, including:
- Salad greens
- Herbs and jams
- Breads and grains
- Fresh Pasteries
- Plants and flowers
- Deli, cheese, berries, and fushion foods
- Artisan teas
On occasion, Ridgeway Farmer’s Market will host events with live music and entertainment during the season. Of these events, the largest takes place in July — the summer festival lasts two days and is free to attend. Over the course of the weekend, families will have the chance to enjoy a variety of foods, crafts, and entertainment, which is sure to include an auction, car show, and street dancing performance.
Similarly, “Happenings at the Market” will begin May 18th. Located at 5943 Sylvia Place, every Satuday from 6am to 12noon people are encouraged to come together and host a variety of programs, classes, and presentations. From fitness to art to business, there will be something of interest for everybody. For more information, visit the website.
Speaking of openings, earlier this week Welland Canal Trails (also known as the Greater Niagara Circle Route) announced that the Thorold section is now ready for use. In total, the Circle Route stretches over 140km of both off-road and paved trails, ideal for walking and cycling. Due to the easy cooperation between Rankin Construction, Niagara Region, the City of Welland, and the City of Thorold, the trails are safe, open, and networked once again, just in time for the spring and summer seasons. For additional information and maps, either visit the City of Welland or Niagara Region’s website.