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Seaport Farmers Market Rethinking Business Plan

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Seaport Farmers Market Rethinking Business Plan

parleek | Nov 9, 2011 06:33 AM

Did anyone else see the story on the CBC with the above headline today?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sc...

What are your thoughts on how the market is going a year later. (It's been a year, right?

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I for one have become a pretty dedicated Sunday market goer. I appreciate the quantity of vendors on Sunday while not missing the crowds from Saturday. A few of my favourite vendors don't make the trek for Sunday but enough do to make it worthwhile. I make occasional weekday visits. On a weekday there aren't a lot of vendors - but you can get meat, bread, fish, veggies and milk each day the market is open. And there are a number of lunch options. But they seem to be a bit in that trap of not having a lot of foot traffic and so not being able to attract more vendors.

My biggest "discovery" with the market is how close it actually is to downtown. I work in the downtown and have been surprised by how little time it takes to walk from my place of work (on SG Road) to the market on my lunch hour. I think the market would do well to highlight this to downtown business workers.

What have your experiences been with the "new" market?

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