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Antigonish County Commits $200,000 to Antigonish Farmers’ Market’s New Home

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market Association recently thanked the Municipality of the County of

Concept drawing of new Agricultural Centre and year round Farmers’ Market Building

Antigonish for the commitment of $200,000 for the construction of the new farmer’s market building. The funding will be spread over two years.

Antigonish County Warden Owen McCarron pointed to the success of the famrer’s market over the years.

A release from the Farmers Market Association stated the funding brings them closer to their goal of a year-round Agricultural building that will “greatly improve the economic impact of the Market, improve accessibility to the Market, and act as a centre for agricultural events, businesses, and organizations.”

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Lease Signed for New Agricultural Central and Future Home of the Antigonish Farmers’ Market

It’s a significant step in the process towards the construction of an Agricultural Center and the future home of the Antigonish Farmers’ Market.  The Antigonish

Concept drawing of new Agricultural Centre and year round Farmers’ Market Building

Guysborough Federation of Agriculture and the Antigonish Farmers’ Market Association have signed a 30-year renewable Lease Agreement enabling the center to be built on federation grounds on James Street.

The president of the Antigonish Farmers’ Market Association, Casey van de Sande says it’s an important development.
It’s hoped construction of the new complex can begin in the fall after the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition wraps up.
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Antigonish Farmers’ Market Approaches Town Council for support for New Home

The Antigonish Farmers’ Market made a presentation at last night’s regular monthly Antigonish Town Council Meeting looking for support for a new permanent year-round home.

Mayor Laurie Boucher said the council is a firm believer in the Farmers’ Market, adding small business plays a great role in the town’s economy, and there’s nothing is more grassroots than the Farmer’s Market.

 

 

She said the town will be looking closely at their budget to see how much support they can provide.

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Antigonish Farmers’ Market approaching local municipalities for help to build new home

Officials with the Antigonish Farmers’ Market laid out their plans for a new year-round home before Antigonish County Council last night.  The new facility would cover more than 11-thousand square feet and could accommodate 38 per cent more vendors than the current venue, the 4-H barn at the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition grounds.  More than 60 vendors are currently at the market.

Total cost of the project is 2.1 million dollars.  Officials are approaching the federal and provincial governments  to each cover one third of the cost.  The remaining one third would be raised locally.  It’s asking local municipal governments for financial support including Antigonish County.  Warden Owen McCarron says it will consider the request during budget deliberations.

 

The group is also approaching the Town of Antigonish, and the Districts of Guysborough and St. Mary’s for financial support.

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Antigonish Farmers Market outlines plans for a Year-Round market to Antigonish Town Council

The Antigonish Farmers Market has big plans over the next calendar year, including the desire to finally have a year round market. During last evening’s Antigonish Town Council meeting, a group representing the market openly discussed options with council for their plan moving forward.
This plan includes moving to a new space, which would allow for expansion of the scale of the market. Mayor Laurie Boucher says this expansion includes a longer season, and more days that the market operates:
The plan is to remove the red barn in the fall. Boucher says the next step for the group is to prepare a plan to submit to council to see if the town is able to assist in the development of the new space.