Farmers’ market reopens Saturday in Petrolia

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A file photo of the Petrolia Farmers' Market in 2015. The town will be holding a Christmas Market Dec. 4.

Saturday marks the return of the Farmers’ Market to Petrolia.

The market was originally supposed to open six weeks ago just before the May long weekend, but a need to adjust the layout and operations to keep everybody safe and follow COVID-19 protocols caused the lengthy delay.

New measures in place include a limit of eight vendors for the season along with a specific layout and footpath for shoppers to follow. People are encouraged to wear masks and point out their selections to vendors rather than handle items themselves.

The Kerr Cafe will also be closed for the time being.

“The social gathering at the Petrolia Farmers’ Market will be quite limited this year,” says Dave Menzies, director of community services. “Our new traffic patterns encourage patrons to wait to visit a vendor at an appropriate distance.”

The market will be open from 7:30 am to noon June 27.
There won’t be a grand opening, but the town is still hoping this can take place at a future date.