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St. Jacob's Farmers' Market burns down


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#1 Anna N

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:47 AM

Sad news today for the vendors and customers of this popular market.


http://www.cbc.ca/ne...acobs-fire.html
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#2 ElsieD

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:09 AM

Sad news indeed. That was a great little spot in a very pretty town.

#3 Beth Wilson

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:20 AM

I hope they rebuild with the same country charm that attracted everyone to the market in the first place. So sad, especially so close to harvest time :-(

#4 Kerry Beal

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:06 AM

I suspect that's going to be devastating to the economy of the area for a while.  The broom maker in that building was one of the only ones in Ontario.  A great place to get some broom straws to use as cake testers!



#5 Anna N

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:39 AM

My daughter and her friend were planning a day excursion this month -- something they had promised themselves for years. Procrastination and all that......
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#6 SylviaLovegren

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

What a shame!  We were just there a few weeks ago.  Hope they can rebuild. 



#7 Ashen

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

I suspect that's going to be devastating to the economy of the area for a while.  The broom maker in that building was one of the only ones in Ontario.  A great place to get some broom straws to use as cake testers!

downtown St. Jacobs will still have Hamel Brooms.  the farmers market is actually  a few kilometers away, on the edge of northern waterloo

 

 

my wife and I were at the market last thursday..   I heard on the news tonight  that they are definitely rebuilding , and that the open air portion and other buildings will  be open for this thursdays market. 

For those that will be  missing the inside vendors , most have stalls at the kitchener farmers market , downtown kitchener.  both markets are owned and operated by the same  company and have many of the same vendors


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