By Chad Ingram
The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market will return to Minden in amodified fashion on Saturday June 13 and to its other locations in the county later in the month.
During a May 28 meeting Minden Hillscouncillors received correspondence from the farmers’ market association with its plan to resume operations for the summer of 2020 with socialdistancing protocols put in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.That plan had been approved by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine RidgeDistrict Health Unit.
While the farmers’ market in Minden typicallytakes place in the municipal parking lot off of Milne Street it will be moved to the fairgrounds this summer to allow for adequate socialdistancing. Foot traffic will also flow in one direction.
“Thehealth unit has reviewed the proposal and they have approved with someadded guidelines for social distancing” clerk Vicki Bull toldcouncillors adding the only addition township staff had made to theresolution was for the association to provide a certificate ofinsurance which is always required.
“The farmers’ market is extremely excited with the proposal.”
“As we all are” said Mayor Brent Devolin “to get back into [somenormalcy] hopefully the warm weather will give them a good start onthis.”
Councillors quickly and unanimously supported the proposal.
The market will open in Minden on June 13 and run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. In Haliburton Village it will run on Tuesday from noonuntil 4 p.m. commencing June 16 and in Stanhope it will run on Fridayscommencing on June 26 also noon until 4 p.m.