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Downtown Farmers’ markets begin July 3

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Get your fix of farm to table food at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, which returns to Festival Square (between third  avenue and Sixth avenue South) every Wednesday, July 3-Sept. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“ We have a lot of returning vendors, but we have room for more,” said Exhibition Park Chief Operating Officer, Mike Warkentin, adding they have room for a total of 36 vendors. There will be  everything from baked goods to vegetables, fresh produce  and commercial goods.

Mike Warkentin announces the downtown Farmers market beginning July 3. Photo by Richard Amery
Downtown  Lethbridge Executive Director Ted Stilson noted there is room to expand the downtown farmer’s Market, but is pleased to  be a partner with Exhibition park to bring the event downtown every week.

“ We’d need to have 20 to 30 new vendors to expand the market,” he said.

“ There are 3,000 employees of local businesses who can come down and spend their lunch hours down here,” he continued.

 The market averages 700 people every week.

 In addition to vendors offering  baked goods, fresh vegetables and other unique  products which foster community wellness and health, there is also a community table every week available to local organizations who want to spread the word. Farmers markets take place in Exhibition Park every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Exhibitor applications are available at

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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