I stopped by The Forks after church on Sunday, as I wanted to drop by Travel Manitoba to pick-up some brochures and maps. I was only there for a short time, but was excited to find a Farmer’s Market in the parking lot closest to the Travel Manitoba building. There were several vendors and one of them told me the goal was to eventually extend the market to cover the entire parking lot that sits closest to . The Forks Farmer’s Market is open on Sundays from 11 to 4. You can follow the link to see a list of the current vendors.
Farmer’s Markets seem to be the rage, as they are popping up all over the province. The Forks is really the hub of the city with so many quaint shops, great food, permanent attractions and special events taking place there. I love that there is finally a larger market that is more accessible to those of us that live in the northern part of the city. Of course, St. Norbert Farmer’s Market is excellent, but it means travelling across the city to get there. The Forks is a perfect location and I look forward to dropping by after church more often.
If you live in Winnipeg or are visiting, The Forks is an absolute must stop. It is a great place to immediately get into that “vacation” state of mind. The Forks really does have it all – from historical landmarks to the Children’s Museum there really is something for everyone. The skate park is always alive with youth (or at least those that are young at heart) and there are plenty of buskers to keep you entertained. The one of a kind Variety Heritage Adventure Park will keep children engaged for hours. There are boat tours available and the river walk is beautiful when the water levels aren’t too high and flooding it. It truly is a remarkable public space with so much to offer and I guarantee first time visitors won’t be disappointed.