The Market at the Museum is having its season opening May 21st in the most unique location for a farmer's market anywhere. The market is held in the Exhibition Hall at the Albert County Museum surrounded by the Museum's extensive collection of antique farm implements, pioneer tools, and early home furnishings and appliances. It's bringing the past and the present together so people can see the tools that were once used to make the products they're buying at the market today.
The Farmers and Crafters Market is a joint venture between the Albert County Museum and Foods of the Fundy Valley, a local non-profit organization whose mandate is to encourage local food awareness through education and promotion.
It is the fifth year the market will be at the Museum, and already there is buzz in the community about the market's location, the planned activities and some of the new vendors coming to the market. One of the highlights of the market is the weekly breakfast prepared by the Museum. Each week it is a different breakfast sourced from the local economy.
Foods of the Fundy Valley (FFV) have a number of educational events planned throughout the market season for both adults and children, such as planting herbs, and growing the Three Sisters. Weekly children's activities run at 10am and a "Market in Motion" walk will be held at 11 am, every week starting in June.
FFV will also be hosting a number of workshops on a variety of topics such as food preparation, building and using an outdoor oven along with other educational topics. Further information on upcoming workshops and weekly market activities can be found on either the Museum's or Food's of the Fundy Valley's Facebook pages.