The Regina Farmers Market is offering up a taste of summer in the depths of Saskatchewan winter.
For the first time in its 44-year history, the local farmers market is testing out a year-round schedule with an indoor market open at the Core Ritchie Centre on 14th Avenue this Saturday.
Nikko Snyder is the executive director of the Regina Farmers Market and joined the Greg Morgan Morning Show on 980 CJME to talk about what people can expect from the winter indoor market.
“Definitely it will look a little different than if you come down to City Square Plaza in the middle of July or August — not too many vegetables on hand, but a few here and there,” she said.
“Lots of locally grown meats like wild boar, beef, goat, lamb, chickens and baking and preserved foods and lots of variety.”
Snyder suggested the winter is a great time to prepare and enjoy a great locally-sourced meal.
While looking out your window into the ice and snow of Saskatchewan’s landscape might not put you in the mood for a farmers market, Snyder said there will be plenty of fun activities for families.
The farmers market itself will organize themed kids crafts each Saturday morning and there are plenty of other nearby activities on location.
“There’s also a public library right there so they often do kids activities as well, there’s also a skating rink outdoors there, so there’s actually quite a bit to do,” Snyder said.
You can find more information about the schedule and vendors on the website.