The Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday at the old Greyhound bus station on 44 University Avenue East, in downtown Windsor.
This is a great place to bring your kids! The vendors are extremely friendly, and free cookies and other goodies have been scored by Rainbow. She loves the live music. We always end up spending a little extra time letting her dance and enjoy the tunes. Perry Noia the Scaredy Clown has a booth there every weekend, offering face painting and balloon animals for a small fee. The info booth also has giveaways for the kids each weekend, on the times we’ve stopped in we’ve received some really awesome goodies for the kids such as handmade wooden tops.
We haven’t made it out every week, but I love it when we do. It’s smaller market. On the days I’ve been there, there have been only 12-20 vendors. As much as I’d like to see more variety, the small size is part of the charm. I can walk around, see everything twice and be in and out in 10-15 minutes.
I love getting Rainbow involved with picking out our fruits and veggies. She loves to choose what we get and she gets excited about eating them.
Vendors/products include: fresh fish from The Fish Guys, fresh beef from Hylander Farms, lots of yummy local produce, C’est Bon Gourmet Nuts, coffee, oatmeal and other goodies from Tooloa Cafe, gourmet dog treats, and homemade jams and jellies.
I do wish they had public washrooms available, as Rainbow seems to need to go each and every time we visit the market.
The closest public washrooms would be in the nearby Burger King on Goyeau. Someone at the market’s information booth told me to use the police station washroom, but I don’t recommend it. It was really awkward when I went into the police station to do so. They certainly didn’t know the market was directing people to use their bathrooms. I had to talk to two people, and sign in to get to the coveted lavatory.
My only other complaint is I wish they were open a little later (like say until 2 or even 3PM).
VISIT THE MARKET:
8am to 1pm, Every Saturday, Rain or Shine, from now until October 30th.
44 University Avenue East, in downtown Windsor.