It's a sign summer is over. The Matiowski Farmers' Market wrapped up in Kenora yesterday with customer appreciation day! Special events coordinator with the City of Kenora, Helena Devins, talked about how the summer was.
"This was a great year. July and August you couldn't fit a penny between people. We, of course, are finishing off the season with another great market. There's about 50 vendors here today, and we have 106 through July and August," she said.
Customers enjoyed lunch compliments of the farmers' market vendors, and served up by Kenora's City councillors.
Mayor Dave Canfield's only complaint? The end of summer.
"It's fantastic. The only problem about it is it's October, it's year end. After a great summer and an early fall, I'd sooner go back to the great summer. But it's fun, it's always fun to come here and help serve the people," he said.
The menu was beef or pulled pork on a bun with coleslaw and a mini cupcake.
It was the last market day as Mayor for Canfield. He talked about coming to the market next year as just another customer.
"There are positives and negatives of that. I'm looking forward to being a customer, and looking forward to retirement or whatever I decide to do next. Really looking forward to that, it's just time for a change," he said.
Election day is set for October 22.