It wasn’t the huge turnout of late spring or summer but enough hardy souls attended the opening weekend of the Downtown Farmers’ Market to call it a success.
The market opened a month earlier than 2021 with Saturday’s kickoff, held under partly cloudy skies with a high of just 6 C.
“I was genuinely a little concerned about the weather and how it would affect the crowd but I was pleasantly surprised,” said Brian Yeomans, chair of the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association. “It was still small but a very good turnout for being so much earlier than usual.”
More than 60 vendors signed up for the seventh season of the open-air market held on Pelissier Street and Maiden Lane. The market’s popularity saw it expand by three weeks a year ago and the DWBIA added another four weeks this year.
“It was amazing,” Yeomans said. “It was great to see people out again. I just love the social aspect of the market. I spoke with a few of the vendors and they were happy with the turnout.”