Food market has another strong year

BRAD SHERRATT - NORTHERN NEWS Des and Doreen Sasseville along with their grandson Rylan Thomas display some of the products they sold at this year's KL Food and Artisan Market KL

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Kirkland Lake’s food and artisan market has closed for another year.

Looking back at the season, Parks and Recreation Department Activity Coordinator Kim Klockars said it was another good year for the market.

“Overall it was wonderful, busier than ever. I don’t think anyone could be happier.”

According to Klockars they had over 23 different vendors and on average they had eight vendors attending each week. It was mostly the food vendors.

This was the first year of the market where artisans could set up but according to Klockars very few took the opportunity with only one to two coming each week.

While, as always, the decision to run the market next year is in council’s hands, Klockars said she is hopeful council will give it the green light. She points out she has had very positive feedback from the vendors.

“We distributed surveys to all of the vendors to get their feedback and of the ones we have gotten back people still like Tuesday’s from 3 to 6. A lot of these vendors wouldn’t be able to come here on the weekends.”