Photos & Video: Opening Of Farmers Market

December 2, 2017 | 3 Comments

[Updated with more photos] This morning [Dec 2], the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, formally opened the Farmers’ Market at the Botanical Gardens.

Minister Burch was joined by the Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown, and speaking before a crowd of vendors, patrons, consumers and Parks Department staff, Minister Burch said, “The Bermuda Farmers’ Market is a welcomed attraction for both locals and visitors alike.

“This year’s Farmers’ Market is noteworthy because the number of vendors has grown exponentially to its present size of 42. So, this is the largest Farmers’ Market to be held in Bermuda in several years. This home grown event has become a dynamic way for vendors attract more people, by creating a community focused exchange of fresh produce and goods in support of our local economy.

The 11-minute live video replay is below:

“In fact the Farmers’ Market is considered the ‘hot spot’ to visit on Saturday mornings, where people can experience the hard work, talent and culture of Bermuda. So I wish to once again commend all the vendors for your efforts and commitment to not only ensure a welcoming event, but for simply providing an environment that reminds about being neighbourly and supportive of one another.”

Minister Burch acknowledged the Department of Parks for preparing the Botanical Gardens for this event and the Farmers’ Market Committee, headed by Ms. Lucinda Worrell-Stowe.


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The Farmers’ Market will continue until June 2018. Currently the hours of operation are 8.00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the pre-Christmas season, and will shift to 8.00 a.m. – 12 noon from January through the end of June.

Later today the Festival of Lights activities get underway. The event which is also being sponsored by BELCO will support the Friends of Hospice. The Festival of Lights will continue each Friday and Saturday evening for the whole month of December.

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  1. facts of the rock says:

    how many Visitors were there ?

  2. Sook says:

    Everyone that showed up was a visitor.

  3. I think not says:

    $8 for some cookies?

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