A Fort Saskatchewan staple is back for another year.
The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce's Farmers' Market is starting for the summer on Thursday (June 10).
There will be about 60 vendors each week. As usual, there is a mix of familiar and new vendors that will be participating.
According to the events and marketing manager, Stacy Dieckman, there is even a waiting list in place to join the market.
"There's definitely a high demand, and as some of the COVID restrictions are eased up, hopefully over the coming months or year, we will have a goal to expand the market."
Health and safety are the chamber's main priorities when running the market. All vendors will be required to wear masks, and attendees will be encouraged to wear them as well. Booths are spaced out 10 feet apart, and there will be three designated market entrances.
There were no COVID-19 cases linked back to the market after running it in 2020. Last year's event averaged between 1,300 to 1,900 visitors per market.
"It's super exciting," Dieckman added. "It's always fun to get out there and see what everybody has and taste all the amazing food, all the goodies. So hopefully, our weather cooperates this year, and we can have a wonderful season."
The market will go every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. until Sept. 23. Canada Day's market will go from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.