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Farmers’ market traders slammed badly by winter storms


Key takeaways: 

  • ‘It breaks all of us traders. It hurts a lot for farmers, producers, and food retailers.
  • Snow stacked up about the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning. 

Market sellers affected by winter storm: 

The bad climate over the previous month has compelled the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market to shut most Saturdays.

Bad climate revoked the first few weekends in January for vendors. The number of sellers has been consolidated on days the market has been unlocked.

Claudia Perez drives El Sabor de México and markets Mexican food. She usually presents what she doesn’t deal with, but she has donated all of her ready food over the previous month.

“In my point, I have to give away 120 avocados because they don’t operate for me the following week, the same as the tomatoes,” she stated. Source –

Perez counted she doesn’t care about donating food and would instead do that than see any of it go to waste, but the regular revocations are damaging her business.

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The market vendors in PEI affected by the winter storm

“It damages all of us traders,” she stated. “Farmers, producers, and food retailers, it really breaks a lot.” Source –

The Charlottetown Farmers’ Market published on its social media page that goal is to open on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. following Saturday’s revocation. 

Perez told it is up to the board that operates the market if that will be the standard in the future when the market is shut on Saturday. But she stated any time the market is open, she will be there marketing new food.

The report isn’t much, unlike in Summerside. The Summerside Farmers Market has been shut every Saturday so far this year.

Arthur Davies of Emmerdale Eden Farm told he’s had to toss out up to $400 value of cheese lately.

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