The Market opens for the season this Saturday, June 4
Jun 1, 2016
The Market will celebrate the start of the 2016 season at 233 Elgin St., next to the CP/VIA Rail station, this Saturday, June 4.
To support greater diversity at the Market this year, Greater Sudbury Council has approved a 50 per cent reduction in fees charged to Downtown Sudbury Market vendors to rent stalls during the 2016 season. The new fee schedule was recommended by the Downtown Market Working Group following extensive consultation with vendors, consumers and additional stakeholders, as well as research into the practices of other outdoor markets in Northern Ontario. With considerable interest received from potential vendors so far this year, The Market is still looking to add vendors for the 2016 season. Please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/market to find out how to become a vendor.
“I wish all new and returning vendors a successful Market season,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “The market is a wonderful weekend destination to find fresh local produce, arts and crafts by local artisans and also to enjoy live entertainment.”
The Market will be open, rain or shine, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 9. Vendors will feature a variety of products, including fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, smoked meats, baked goods, and handcrafted and unique products. Local performers and community groups will add to the festive atmosphere of The Market with free entertainment and activities every Saturday and Sunday. Colourful canopies cover most of the site to provide protection from the weather.
For opening day, The Market is teaming up with the Earth Day Festival which is organized by reThink Green, and events will be held at both Memorial Park and The Market. Residents are invited to come out and celebrate!
On Saturday, The Market will feature a display from Electric Vehicles of Greater Sudbury, and an e-waste collection truck. If you have old cell phones or other electronics lying around, you can bring them to The Earth Day Festival at The Market to be recycled.
Afro madness Drum Troupe will also take the stage on Saturday at 11 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. and at 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Special food vendors will also be on site for the grand opening. Come out and try some delicious shawarmas from Cairo Café, enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with Fire Flame Jerkhouse, and wash it all down with Grandma’s Lemonade.
The Market offers fresh air, fresh food, free parking, bike racks, and a bus stop steps away.
For more information on The Market, or to apply to be a vendor or entertainer, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/market.
Decisions about The Market programming and operations are made collaboratively by City Council, staff and the Greater Sudbury Downtown New Market Working Group. The mandate of the Greater Sudbury New Downtown Market Working Group is to provide advice and recommendations to Council and staff through the Community Services Committee on matters related to the operation and management of the City of Greater Sudbury’s public market, in accordance with article 48 of By-law 2011-235, the City’s Council Procedure By-law.