Monday , 21 June 2021
From left, Dawn Riley and Evelyn Throndson.

Vermilion Farmer’s Market is back

Community members gathered at the Vermilion Elk’s Hall for the first Farmer’s Market of the season on Tuesday, followed by their first ever evening market on Thursday.

Evelyn Throndson attended the market for the past 40 years and managed it for approximately 25 years, but when COVID-19 hit she decided to take a break.

The Vermilion Elks Lodge is the official governing body for the Vermilion Farmer’s Market, and they have welcomed Dawn Riley as the new Market Manager.

Riley said this year guests and vendors are looking forward to having an extended hour on Tuesdays, and to trying out the evening markets.

If tournament life resumes in the coming months, they may implement some Saturdays, and will be wrapping up the year with the annual Christmas market.

She is currently researching a children’s program available in the province and hopes to incorporate some youth vendors.

“I’ve been here 21 years, and this community takes you right in and accepts you,” said Riley.

“When you support the Vermilion Farmer’s Market, you are supporting local community members.”

Customers enjoyed perusing the baking, Ukrainian specialties, fresh produce, and handmade masks and other crafts.

They are open Tuesday’s 10:00am-2:00pm and Thursday’s 4:00-7:00pm.

For more information you can call 780-581-4054.

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.