Comment 97228

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 27, 2014 at 13:50:29 in reply to Comment 97225

Exactly, as I said, the main stalls shouldn't open at 6am, but space should remain available for a proper traditional farmer's market that's open 1 or 2 mornings a week. The traditional market format works everywhere else, only Hamilton insists on its 4-day all-day schedule. I don't know why traditional farmer's markets open so freakishly early and shut down at noon, but I assume there are good reasons for it. And it would be nice for the market to have some space that's appropriate for actual farmers.

That's why I think the best approach is to split the market - one part into a proper traditional farmer's market, and one, as you say, into a "Hamilton Market" sporting normal store hours - 5 or 6 days a week, 8-6 or something like that. The York Blvd street-side area works best for the traditional Farmer's Market because both the produce and the space will expand in the warmer months.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2014-01-27 13:52:22

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