Editorial: Farmers’ markets make summer Saturdays sparkle 

From fresh herbs and vegetables, local honey and baked goods, to home-grown mushrooms, farmers’ markets in the area will not disappoint. What better way to start Saturday than to go to a market to pick up fresh produce, sample new things, discover local producers and bump into friends and neighbours. 

There are many Saturday markets in our region. Here are three of them. Each one is unique, with different products and vendors, and each has something special to offer. Why not take the opportunity this summer to discover all three? 

The Brome Lake Farmers Market is held at the Brome Lake Theatre site (access through the Knowlton Pub parking lot) Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The market features some 20 local vendors selling everything from flowers and vegetables, to jams and jellies, to rabbit and smoked fish. Wonderful cheeses, breads and meat are also on offer. Everything you need for delicious weekend get-togethers with friends and family. 

The Marché Public Bolton-Est Market at Terrio Park (18 Terrio St., East Bolton) is as much a first-rate farmers’ market with great produce – fresh eggs, fruit, cheeses, pastries, espresso, etc. – as a party with live music and entertainment. It a fun experience for the whole family. The market is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday until October 7. 

The Potton Covered Market, located in Missisquoi North Park on Rte 243 across from Mansonville’s Baptist church is located beside a playground and trails along the river. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday until mid-October, the market features fresh local produce, pastries, coffee, crafts, live music and a very friendly vibe.