Wear Flowers to Market Day

Sunday May 5th – 9:00am-2:00pm

Market finally moves back outside for the summer season! Visitors are encouraged to celebrate by wearing flowers, flower-print, or anything that makes you feel “springy”. Join local floral artists in the new Art Barn to make flower crowns and garlands. Music by Erin Parker 10am-1pm.

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Yoga Class on the Grass

Weekly 10:00-11:00am – Sunday May 12th through October 13th

Join Janati Yoga School at centre of market for a FREE 1-hour yoga class-on-the-grass throughout the summer months. Class is suitable for all levels and abilities. Weather dependent. Follow @memorialmarket on Twitter or Instagram for updates.

Tai Chi on the Grass

Weekly 11:15-12:00pm – Sunday May 19th through October 13th

Join Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi for a FREE 1hr Tai Chi class in the grass every Sunday 11:15-12:15 throughout the summer months. Class is suitable for all levels and abilities. Please dress for the weather. Follow @memorialmarket on Twitter or Instagram for updates.

Kids’ Market

Sunday May 19th – 9:00am-2:00pm

A special market day for the wee ones! Pop by the Art Barn to make believe in a Mini Cardboard Market. Guest vendor Humanitarian Club at École élémentaire publique Madeleine-de-Roybon School will be selling “Pocket Buddies”, their ongoing fundraising project in support of numerous national and international charities. Learn more at the Pocket Buddies project website. Music by Fiddle Earth.

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Cycling Week & Bike Parade

Sunday June 2nd – 10:00-2:00pm

Join Frontenac Cycle, Yellow Bike Action and friends to kick-off Ontario Cycling Week! Cycle to market for special freebies and prize draws all day. 10am-1pm Bike Decoration Station at the Art Barn. 10am-1pm Tune-Up Station by Yellow Bike Action. 1pm-2pm Bike Parade (6km via City Park) led by Frontenac Cycle. Music by The Restless Soul Society 10am-1pm.

Local Food Week Celebration

Sunday June 9th – 9:00-2:00pm

Local Food Week takes place in concert with dozens of events at markets across the province. Featuring great family activities like interactive displays, games, and prize draws. Free Cake! Enjoy a slice of maple rhubarb cake prepared by Bread and Butter Bakery, served at 11am! Music by the Kitchen Gypsies 10am-1pm.

Zucchini 500 Races

Sunday July 21st – 9:00-12:30pm

What do you get when you put wheels on a zucchini? A silly Zucchini Car, that’s what! The popular Zucchini 500 race is back and full of silly fun for all ages. Car-making starts at 9am. Races at 11am sharp. Join Minotaur Games & Gifts Saturday July 20th  1-4pm for a Zucchini Car making party at 78 Princess St. All supplies provided free or by donation. Thank you to Loyalist Area Scouts for their help making   this event possible!

Picnic in the Park & Corn Roast

Sunday August 11th – 9:00-2:00pm

This annual BBQ Corn Roast is a celebration of the harvest season! Bring your picnic blankets, baskets and the whole family for games, prize draws, fresh corn-on-the-cob and free watermelon slices for all!

Local Burger Bash

Sunday September 8th – 11:00-2:00pm

Beef, lamb and veggie patties paired with fresh local toppings, buns, sauces, and salad – ALL the ingredients for these special burgers are provided by market vendors. You won’t find any brand-name ketchup at this burger party! Featuring live music & kid’s activities. $10 for your choice of burger, bun & salad. Vegan options available!

Mini-Oktoberfest

Sunday October 6th – 11:00-2:00pm

A truly local, truly mini, Oktoberfest Celebration! Platters featuring sausage, pretzels, mustard, and potato salad provided by participating market vendors. Mini-Beer Garden featuring a beer garden, live music and kids’ activities all day. $10 for your choice of platter & sides. Vegan options available!

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We are giving our vendors a break for the long weekend, so get all your ingredients, treats and fixings for the long weekend on the Thursday night instead!

Featuring a spring-themed barn PACKED with all your favourite local foods fresh produce, meats and alternatives, sauces & preserves, artisan crafts, live music, kid’s activities and more.

MUSIC – A Homegrown Music Festival Preview!
4-5pm Bon Evans
5-6pm Anthea Feaver
6-7pm Nadia Pacey
7-8pm Dympna McConnell

GAMES & PRIZES – For Kids of All Ages!

Scavenger Hunt: Win a Chocolate Bunny & Egg pack from CocoaBistro

Count the Flags: Win a 5-pack of “Animal Snot” from The Sheep Shelf your Natural Neighbour

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For $10 you receive a meat or vegan tasting platter with sausage, pretzel, and selection of toppings and condiments from our market vendors. Grill provided by Friendly Fires Kingston. Cooking & Serving support provided by Black Dog Hospitality Group.

Mini-Beer Garden featuring $5 mini-pints by Mackinnon Brothers Brewing!

Platters will be served from 11:00am until we sell out!

MUSIC:

Chris Giguere 9:00-11:30

Euro Cafe Duo 11:30-2:00

KIDS’ TENT:

Family Activities by Marine Museum of the Great Lakes 


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Volunteer Laura Hoag makes crafts with families at the Kids’ Activity Table. November 2017. Photo: JC Simko

Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market Turns Up the Heat in a New Location!

The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market is pleased to announce an EARLY return to the barns at the Kingston Memorial Centre Sunday March 4th!

Originally scheduled for May, this year’s early move back to the barns at 303 York Street was largely inspired by feedback from shoppers.

“We’ve gotten lots of feedback that people love the look and feel of the barns, and we’ve always worked towards having a permanent year-round location,” reports Emma Barken, Operations Manager. “Recent investments by the City of Kingston in making the barns more comfortable have brought us closer to that goal.”

Trichia Coolen of Roots Down Organic Farm offers up some fresh veggies in early November 2017.

Since the first move to a year-round schedule by re-locating to the Princess St. United Church in 2016, the market has shown a slow but steady increase in sales.

“Since word of our market keeps spreading,” reports Barken, “we now have more committed weekly vendors than can fit in the church location. Our move will enable ten additional local small businesses to have that added source of income in the slower season.”

The Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market receives over 1000 visitors on average each week throughout the growing season.


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