The Hammonds Plains market is on the move. Pop-up farmers’ markets appearing around HRM highlight a market’s ability to be portable, flexible and most importantly, accessible to the needs of their local supporters.
For the weekly Hammonds Plains Farmer’s Market, it was about the need for greater accessibility. Their timely announcement to move to a barrier-free location on Kearney Lake Road was made during Access Awareness Week, which ran June 1st to June 7th.
“We’re celebrating this week with a wonderful partnership at a barrier-free location and we’re so grateful to be able to expand the market and welcome our seniors, who had difficulty walking up those stairs,” said Pamela Lovelace, founder of the Hammonds Plains market.
It wasn’t only seniors who saw a need for the market to be more accessible. Vendors hauling produce, mom’s with double strollers and locals collecting their weekly Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) boxes found the ramp and stairs at the Hammonds Plains Community Centre steep and often treacherous.