Kitchener Is Getting A New Downtown Farmers Market

Even though some of them aren’t on a bus route, are goddamn impossible to navigate independently when you’re blind or both, we’re pretty lucky around here as far as farmers markets go. And now it appears we’re getting one more. I hope the selection there is good, because the location sounds awfully convenient. I’m looking forward to checking it out.

If you live or work in downtown Kitchener and have a hankering for some fresh produce, a new pop-up farmers market may be just what you need. 
Legacy Greens is set to open on August 10 near the intersection of King and Queen streets in Kitchener. It will offer a selection of local, seasonal produce Monday through Friday.

The market store is the brain child of farmer Jordan Dolson, who already attends the Kitchener Market with her produce every Saturday.

The produce at the store will be sourced from Dolson’s own farm, as well as from the food terminal, the Elmira Produce Auction and other local farmers, she said. 
“We’re going to focus on local, so I want to really establish a lot of relationships in Waterloo Region and seasonal Ontario produce and then into the winter I want to look at citrus, other produce that is seasonal that we can bring in from other places as well,” Dolson said.

She says she plans to keep the store open until Christmas, and depending on how well it does there could be a more permanent location in the future.

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