Despite a cool damp day on Wednesday June 30th, the first Port Elgin Beach flea market returned for another summer.
While there were only 25 vendors for the first Wednesday, more than 500 visitors were counted. Organizers Joann Robbins and Connie Barker said that they expect upwards of more than 50 vendors to be returning for the summer.
Among the vendors and new to the market this year, was Pitt’s Produce, a well-known local business from Walkerton that has provided fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the area for some 50 years. Founded by Sandra Pitt, her granddaughter Jill and grandson Brad, are carrying on the tradition.
Four years ago, the brother and sister established the Produce Club ‘market box’, a weekly fresh produce service with a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. “The boxes come in three sizes and are pre-ordered for pick-up in communities throughout Grey Bruce or delivery can be arranged,” explained Jill Pitt. “With COVID, more people want their food delivered so we have been extremely busy.”
The Port Elgin market continues again tomorrow, Wednesday July 7th, running through the morning and afternoon until 3:00 p.m. Entry is either a quarter or by donation.