The weather has had a lot to say so far this young season. In the afternoon of June 5 only, there was bright sunshine followed by threatening wind and clouds, then a temporary downpour. Yet the Whiteaker Community Market, now in its seventh season, strolled this Sunday – and every Sunday – with crafts, vegan food, freshly grown produce and fair trade clothing for neighborhood residents, all at a fast pace. relaxed. Soft impromptu music fills the air, children play at Scobert Park, and dogs on leashes follow their humans from gazebo to gazebo. “I love seeing dogs and babies,” says Saoirse Scott, market manager. At the entrance to the market is a cart with lightly used books for collection at the Whiteaker Street Library. From there, Scott explains that the artisan stalls rotate weekly to allow for greater fairness. There are also plenty of products like Wild Child Farm and One Farm Collective as well as beautiful handmade sweaters from Bolivia as part of a fair trade initiative. In short, the market has everything you could want – community friendliness – for the coming summer Sundays.
The Whiteaker Community Market is held every Sunday through October, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on 4th Avenue and Blair Boulevard in Scobert Park. Masks optional. Dogs accepted, kept on a leash.