With the Thanksgiving weekend here, many people took advantage of the final outdoor Regina Farmers’ Market of the year.
A number of people lined City Square Plaza Saturday to stock up on baked goods, produce and any other goodies they could get their hands on.
Charlie Toman said he tries to come to the market every Saturday. On this day, he was loading up on veggies for his Thanksgiving dinner.
“I knew the market would be here so I saved my larger veggie purchases until then. Get it fresh and local,” he said.
He was also keeping his eye out for some pies.
Ron Leray frequented the market throughout the summer too. Unlike Toman, Leray didn’t have to worry about buying anything for his Thanksgiving meal.
“This year I don’t have to make dinner. I’m kind of off the hook this year and I’m happy about that,” he said proudly.
Leray has the difficult task of simply showing up and eating.
Visitors had an unusually warm October day to stroll around the downtown in. The sky co-operated for basically the entire summer.
“We’ve been really lucky. The weather’s been good. We’ve only had a few markets where we’ve had unfavourable weather,” said vendor Sherry Kastelic.
With each passing year she said there are noticeable improvements and better attendance.
“I think this year you can see the market’s growing, lots more vendors. People are just loving to come out.”
The farmers’ market will now move indoors for the winter months. Those events will occur only on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.