Quartier Vanier

Quartier Vanier

August 20, 2010 11:53 ET

Vanier Farmers Market... Fresh Music Locally Grown

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2010) - The 2010 Quartier Vanier Outdoor Farmers Market is bigger, better and booming this year. On Saturday, August 21, the Vanier Merchants Association (BIA) will be kicking off its Artsfest and continue with its chef demonstrations, this week featuring Caribbean cuisine from the area's own Island restaurant. It all takes place at the corner of Montréal and Hannah from 9 AM to 2 PM in the Scotiabank parking lot.

In addition to 16 local vendors selling everything from meat, eggs, fruit, bread and vegetables the market is happy to present some of Ottawa's best musicians. Bands featured are The Buppers of Groovy's Roti Hut on McArthur Avenue, and "VIP", performing rock 'n roll tributes, from Vanier's local artistic community.

"Our third year is proving to be our best so far, indicates John Therien, Chair of the Quartier Vanier Merchants Association, we are averaging 500 people every week, proving that indeed local produce is what Ottawa residents prefer and buy".

"Selling local produce, preparing local dishes and grooving to local tunes is what animating our commercial zone is about," says Suzanne Valiquet, executive director of the BIA. "Artsfest is free and so it the parking".

The Vanier Farmers Outdoor Market is run by the local QV BIA and is a not for profit organization. It runs till September 11th, 2010.

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