The Market at Western Fair District is an outstanding hub filled with a variety of local vendors who put passion and care into their products.

You can find farmers, artisanal cheesemakers, bakers, artists and numerous other specialty shops all in one place. The market contains 100+ businesses selling high quality, locally and ethically sourced products along with truly unique items from artists and craftspeople.

Located in the heart of Old East Village, you really get a strong sense of community when you walk in. You will see customers buying from their favourite local farmers, vendors chatting with other vendors and families shopping for their weekly goods. Some of the shops have been established for over ten years, which has helped this place develop a feeling of familiarity.

Fuser Carrie Freele went to the market to speak with a handful of businesses. During the interview process, she asked vendors what they enjoy about being at the market. To summarize their responses, the market is a great place where people can build relationships and a loyal customer base. It has a friendly atmosphere, and vendors love being able to connect with their customers. Being able to know where your products are coming from makes for a genuinely exceptional shopping experience. Here, you will find the people are supportive and inviting.

If you are looking for something to do on a Saturday, why not head to the Western Fair Market to check out the great products from these local vendors? You could build your own artisanal picnic, buy a gift for that special someone or treat yourself to a delicious fritter, this place is full of options!

Take a look through the gallery below to see just a few of the faces and businesses that help make this market what it is. To get more information on the market and all of the vendors you can visit their website, or just stop by on a Saturday between 8 am and 3 pm.    

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