- Downtown Charlottetown Farmers’ Market was back in the city last week.
- The shop opened in June after the outbreak was shut for two summers.
Seasonal storefronts in P.E.I. state this summer season is off to a much better beginning than the previous two amid a tourism wave following the lifting of COVID-19 limitations.
The Downtown Charlottetown Farmer’s Market returned to Queen Street the prior week. Over the previous two years, the outdoor market has dealt with narrow crowds due to COVID-19.
But some sellers say things are starting to look up with the rules relieved.
“Last year was pretty fine, but we only had the tourists from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, primarily,” said Deborah Misner. She has sold her initial watercolors at the market for the past four summers.
“This year, we’ve got people all over, and it’s pulling. It’s perfect.”
Misner said she’d seen tourists from around the globe over the weekend, and she’s so far tripled her sales.
Sandra Sunil of 4S Catering said they’ve seen clients from B.C., Quebec, and some from the U.S.
“We have seen a lot more individuals come out to show help. So it’s wonderful to have something like this eventually happening,” she said.
Source – CBC News