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The Buckhorn Farmersí and Craft Market gives back to the community

The Buckhorn Farmersí and Craft Market is drawing crowds again this year. The concept of the market was developed by Mayor Janet Clarkson as a form of economic development.

In the early years the market was located at the Cody Inn. The Inn was closed on Tuesdays and the parking lot was right across the street from the locks and visible from the highway which made the location ideal for the blossoming market.

In 2011 the market left the Cody Inn parking lot and set up shop at the Buckhorn Community Centre (BCC). The reason for the move was the increase in vendors and access to inside space. Over the past three years the market has been able to boast 60 plus vendors featuring a wide variety of locally grown or produced flowers, baked goods, fruits and vegetables, preservatives, linens, craft artisans, fishing lures and more.

Proceeds raised from 10 per cent of the sales by vendors are donated to various not for profit causes, including the Buckhorn Community Centre, funding for the Buckhorn Sports Pad roof, and more.

The market will operate at the Buckhorn Community Centre through August 26 of this year with hours of operation every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The BCC is located at 1801 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn.

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