Published on: May 22, 2020

The Brome Lake Farmers’ Market is back this summer!

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The Brome Lake Farmers’ Market is back this summer!

Brome Lake, May 22, 2020 — Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Brome Lake is proud to announce the return of its Farmers’ Market! The must-attend summer event, featuring fresh and local products, will take place on Saturdays from June 6 to October 10, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Several adjustments have been made, in collaboration with the various partners, to put together this new edition. Since the original site, on Maple Street, did not meet the regulatory framework of the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec for this type of event, including physical distancing, the 2020 version of the Brome Lake Farmers’ market will be held at the Theatre Lac-Brome.

Access to the site will be via Knowlton Road, while visitors will be invited to park their vehicles in the parking lot of the Knowlton Pub restaurant. In addition to hand washing and a two-metre distance, a pre-paid order and car-loading service will be offered with the support of participating producers, so that visitors can leave with their purchases in complete peace of mind. Visitors will be asked to be patient and to ensure good circulation at the kiosks so as not to interfere with the smooth flow of the whole event.

“The mechanics will be different, but the experience will remain unique,” says Diane Séguin, general manager of Marchés d’ici, the organization that manages the weekly market in Brome Lake. “We want to make sure the reunion goes well between clients and producers. I salute the loyalty of the latter, who didn’t hesitate to get on board. This way, the offer will be complete.”

The new season is the result of a remarkable consultation between all the parties involved.

“A special thanks to the Theatre Lac-Brome and the Knowlton Pub, without whom none of this would have been possible,” said Brome Lake Mayor Richard Burcombe. “Moreover, the collaboration of all parties involved in this initiative, in the exceptional circumstances that we are experiencing, is to be highlighted. Everyone rolled up their sleeves and worked very hard so that we could make some great discoveries and to give us access to the products of artisans in our region. This is quite significant at a time when buying local is more important than ever.”

“The change in location will certainly help to revitalize the downtown and make it more vibrant and busy in these challenging times,” said Mayor Burcombe. “The benefits are expected to be interesting for our merchants.”

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