Visiting the new Hartland Farmers Market

by | Jul 2, 2024

Covered Bridge community opens new market to help locals showcase their talent

It’s official! Hartland has a farmer’s market. On Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hartland Pavilion, people are welcome to stop by and support local businesses while enjoying fresh air and a view of the St. John River.

Emily Nigro is the lead organizer of the Hartland Farmers Market. She says she started the market to help support local talent.

“We kind of identified a bit of gap; it was just kind of missing from the community, but we have so much local talent,” said Nigro.

Since its opening on June 1, the Hartland Farmers Market has had various vendors come and promote their businesses, including Slipp Farms, The Parlour, Carol’s Creations, and more.

The Hartland Farmers Market will be open until Oct 12 and has plans to open annually on June 1.

Nigro says she’s only heard positive comments and is happy with how successful the market has been so far.

“The feedback is great. People are praising the fact everybody has a place to congregate and celebrate in the mornings,” said Nigro.

The Hartland Farmers Market brings in an assortment of vendors to ensure there is something for everyone, including animals for children to pet from Slipp Farms. (Paige Morgan)

Carol Pelkey of Carol’s Creations has been coming to promote her business since the market opened, and she enjoys herself every weekend. Pelkey says her favourite part of the market is meeting a variety of new people.

First-time attendee and owner of The Parlour, Sarah Everett Shaw, closed her shop for the summer and decided to bring her store’s products to the new venue. Everett Shaw says the market is a great way to discover new creations.

Vendors like Annessa Whalen (left) and Sarah Everett Shaw are happy with the exposure they are receiving from the Hartland Farmers Market. (Paige Morgan photo)

“Summertime markets are fun. It’s just nice to get out of the house and venture to all the booths and find new products,” says Everett Shaw, noting that she loves that the Hartland Farmers Market allows people to be outside, meet new people, and get fresh air.

She says the Hartland Farmers Market has been great for local businesses to show off their talents.

“I hope this one really grows. It’s on a roll. The support’s great,” said Everett Shaw.

If you are a vendor interested in taking part in the Hartland Farmers Market, contact Emily Nigro by email at

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