In 2015, we were very fortunate to be invited to join forces with the Goderich BIA Farmers Market to offer a section at the market geared specifically to local makers. Over the past four summers, we were so pleased to welcome so many incredibly talented local makers to Courthouse Park and to give them an opportunity to share their work with the visitors to the Farmers Market. And over the past four summers, the Makers Market has been so well coordinated by George Zoethout. We are SO thankful for his hard work and dedication to working with local makers and getting up each and every Saturday morning well before the sun! But life happens and things change, so when George found himself in a new full-time job and unable to take on the role of coordinating the makers section of the market, we decided as a team to discontinue coordinating the Saturday morning market. But that doesn't mean an end to local makers at the market! The BIA will incorporate makers into the Farmers Market and has renamed it The Goderich BIA Farmers and Artisans Market. Local makers interested in still attending are welcome to fill out applications with the BIA found here.
Nor does this mean an end to our winter indoor Makers Market and all of the other fun maker events that we coordinate. We have lots of fun events planned for 2019, including our popular Night Markets coming back to Courthouse Park this summer! We will be sharing details about the Night Markets soon, but mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 21! And, of course, you can support local makers all year long at the Mercantile where we feature the handmade works from more than 80 local makers!
Dana, Amy and George share news and creative inspirations from the Mercantile.