Farmers’ market makes donation to town

The Gore Bay Farmers’ Market group made a donation of $2,500 to the Town of Gore Bay last week. In photo, front, Ted Smith of the farmers’ market presents the donation cheque to Gore Bay mayor Ron Lane, with market vendors on hand as well.

GORE BAY—As it has for many years now, the Gore Bay Farmers’ Market group has made a season ending donation to the Town of Gore Bay.

“On behalf of the town I would like to thank all the vendors and the market itself for returning every year and being here every week during the summer and fall to hold this farmers’ market,” said Gore Bay Mayor Ron Lane, in accepting a donation on behalf of the town.
“The farmers’ market brings a lot of people to the town, and some visitors come to Gore Bay just because of the farmers market,” said Mayor Lane. “On behalf of the town, thanks again for the donation, we hope you had a good year and you can be certain the donation you have made will be put to good use.”

“As Ron (Lane) said, a lot of people come to Gore Bay just because of the farmers’ market every week,” said Ted Smith, a member of the market, after presenting a cheque in the amount of $2,500 to Mayor Lane, last week.”

Mr. Smith explained the farmers’ market group normally provides a donation of $3,000 to the town, however, “this year vendors sales have been down a little. The town has provided us free use of this area (on the waterfront) for the market since the first day we moved down here seven or eight years ago. We appreciate the town’s support, and feel we are part of the community and our donation is our way of saying thanks to the town for their support.”

“This is a perfect location for our farmers’ market,” said Mr. Smith. “And Robin (Pradham of Rocky Raccoon Café) allows the church ladies to use the downstairs area at the Red Roof Pavilion for the sale of tea-coffee and baking during the markets. Altogether it’s a great setting.”