City of Kenora Media Release
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Matiowski Farmers’ Market will look a little different for 2020. Tourism Kenora has been in discussion with the local Northwestern Health Unit to explore a new market model and to plan for safe practices for the operation of the market.
The new market model will allow regional area food vendors to sell to the community this summer. We will host food vendors, with no merchandise or craft vendors, as recommended by provincial guidelines outlined by the Ontario government and Farmers’ Markets Ontario.
We have been working closely with the Northwestern Health Unit on health and safety measures for the operation of the market including vendor permits and procedures, traffic flow, capacity, physical distancing practices and other regulations that have been created by the Ontario government and Farmers’ Market Ontario. We will be undertaking the recommended measures to ensure the safety of both our patrons and vendors.
As in previous years, this proposed model for the Matiowski Farmers’ Market will be held under the Whitecap Pavilion with physical distancing guidelines in place; the health and safety of our community members is a priority.
The Matiowski Farmers’ Market proposed start date is July 8, 2020.
Please follow Tourism Kenora’s social media for updates on the practices and procedures you must follow when attending the market this season.
Matiowski Farmers’ Market Coordinator