Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market faces rough road

Community May 13, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Chuck Emberson is hoping the nearly year-long reconstruction of Concession Street won’t keep too many people away from the Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market this year.

“It’ll be interesting,” said Emberson who, as the chair of the market advisory committee, has been busy getting ready for their eighth opening day this Saturday. “Anybody who knows this area has come to understand what’s going on with the road closures.”

Emberson said as many as half of the market customers drive there each week, adding the road work should not affect the other half who live in the area and get there by foot.

He advises motorists to access the market via Mountain Park Avenue off Concession Street just west of Upper Gage.

The market is located in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at the corner of Mountain Park and Viewpoint Avenues.

Motorists are also advised to park in one of the lots on Mountain Park Avenue and walk to the market which runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday up to Nov. 7.

Emberson said they will endeavor to put up some signs to direct traffic around the construction.

Meanwhile, five farmers from the Hamilton, Niagara and Haldimand areas are expected to be on hand on Saturday.

That number is expected to grow to nine by the summer.

Emberson said the recent spell of warm temperatures has helped kick start the local growing season and he expects Saturday’s offerings to include freshly picked asparagus, fiddleheads, rhubarb and some leafy greens along with greenhouse vegetables, apples and a variety of bedding flowers and vegetable plants.

Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market faces rough road

Concession street rebuild could affect business at popular market

Community May 13, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Chuck Emberson is hoping the nearly year-long reconstruction of Concession Street won’t keep too many people away from the Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market this year.

“It’ll be interesting,” said Emberson who, as the chair of the market advisory committee, has been busy getting ready for their eighth opening day this Saturday. “Anybody who knows this area has come to understand what’s going on with the road closures.”

Emberson said as many as half of the market customers drive there each week, adding the road work should not affect the other half who live in the area and get there by foot.

He advises motorists to access the market via Mountain Park Avenue off Concession Street just west of Upper Gage.

The market is located in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at the corner of Mountain Park and Viewpoint Avenues.

Motorists are also advised to park in one of the lots on Mountain Park Avenue and walk to the market which runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday up to Nov. 7.

Emberson said they will endeavor to put up some signs to direct traffic around the construction.

Meanwhile, five farmers from the Hamilton, Niagara and Haldimand areas are expected to be on hand on Saturday.

That number is expected to grow to nine by the summer.

Emberson said the recent spell of warm temperatures has helped kick start the local growing season and he expects Saturday’s offerings to include freshly picked asparagus, fiddleheads, rhubarb and some leafy greens along with greenhouse vegetables, apples and a variety of bedding flowers and vegetable plants.

Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market faces rough road

Concession street rebuild could affect business at popular market

Community May 13, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

Chuck Emberson is hoping the nearly year-long reconstruction of Concession Street won’t keep too many people away from the Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market this year.

“It’ll be interesting,” said Emberson who, as the chair of the market advisory committee, has been busy getting ready for their eighth opening day this Saturday. “Anybody who knows this area has come to understand what’s going on with the road closures.”

Emberson said as many as half of the market customers drive there each week, adding the road work should not affect the other half who live in the area and get there by foot.

He advises motorists to access the market via Mountain Park Avenue off Concession Street just west of Upper Gage.

The market is located in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at the corner of Mountain Park and Viewpoint Avenues.

Motorists are also advised to park in one of the lots on Mountain Park Avenue and walk to the market which runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday up to Nov. 7.

Emberson said they will endeavor to put up some signs to direct traffic around the construction.

Meanwhile, five farmers from the Hamilton, Niagara and Haldimand areas are expected to be on hand on Saturday.

That number is expected to grow to nine by the summer.

Emberson said the recent spell of warm temperatures has helped kick start the local growing season and he expects Saturday’s offerings to include freshly picked asparagus, fiddleheads, rhubarb and some leafy greens along with greenhouse vegetables, apples and a variety of bedding flowers and vegetable plants.