(Granby) On June 11, thirty producers invite consumers to come to shop at Place Johnson at the Public Market and Granby area. Fruits, vegetables, maple products, meat, pastries, cheese and wine are some of the products on sale every Saturday until 29 October. New exhibitors will be present.
“It is our 9th year and has some fame, some do not even know us. It aims to introduce the market to new customers. This is a unique opportunity for them to meet the guy who grows your carrots! “Said Francis Laroche, president of the Public Market and Granby area.
Mainly from the MRC Haute-Yamaska, thirty-four producers, many faithful will be at the market. There will be 26 booths on average every Saturday. “It represents a 10% increase in the number of booths compared to last year,” said the president.
Some newcomers are added to the group by offering including fresh pasta, wild mushrooms, tea and natural health products based on plants. Not to mention all the fruits, vegetables, meat, maple products, wines, pastries and coffee to name a few. “For the consumer, we always center on diversity,” says Laroche.
The big news of the 2016 season is the opening of the market during the festival mascots in downtown Granby. A dozen producers will have their booth. “We wanted to find producers who offer products that can be consumed on the spot, like fruits, vegetables,” says Laroche.
A study conducted in 2015 shows that the market welcomes on average 1,500 customers every Saturday and they generate about $ 18,000 in sales. Of course, the organizers hope to drive up those numbers this summer.
Many traders downtown say the event has a positive impact. For some, this means an increase of up to 10% of their turnover on Saturday.
Public contract, offered through the involvement of partners such as Trade and Tourism Granby region, has decided to give back to the community. The youth of the Barak Granby will benefit this year. In exchange for volunteer hours performed by members of the house, market officials pay them a sum between $ 500 and $ 1,000 to carry out various activities for youth.
A place will also be offered to young entrepreneurs aged 5 to 12 years while they will have six companies to the market on 18 June, on the occasion of the Great day of small entrepreneurs.
The market is held on Saturdays from 9 am to 14 pm.