Petrolia Farmers Market

Y es we now have a Farmer's market. The summer of 2010 found the new market opened. It has been a complete and utter success! For those who don't like it's design I have included a pic of the original Petrolia Market that was beside Victoria Hall. It is now the Friendship Hall that is enclosed in brick. The new market is of the same design. I was at the very first day of the new market and got these 3 pics of the vendors setting up early at about 7 am. The 4th pic is of the original market and I have left it in extreme high resolution so you can see the faces of the shoppers and the guy with the basket of apples. Beside the man with the basket of apples, against the tree is your editor's Great Grandmother 'Mary Josephine Deacon'

Original Petrolea Farmer's Market opened September 13, 1913
Article taken from September 16, 1913 Petrolea Topic - Page 3
Originally housed in what is now known as the rehearsal hall for Victoria Playhouse Petrolia and formerly the Senior Friendship Hall behind Victoria Hall, Petrolia
Thank you Wyoming Library ‘Lambton Room' for digging this information out below. 

Petrolea, Sept.15.-- The Petrolea market was opened on Saturday most auspiciously. The market buildings were not large enough to handle all the produce that was brought. Farmers came in from long distances to sell their goods. The owner of Lake Valley Grove Farm and one of his neighbors came over twenty-five miles. The former brought a gigantic load of splendid peaches. The Petrolea people responded well and very few went home without something. Among the early buyers were Magistrate McKenzie, Mrs. A McQueen, Mr. R Jackson, J.M. Fraser, Rev or Res. (?) Mr. Moyer, Mrs. D McNair and Mr. A.C McPhail. The band was present and gave some very fine selections. Speeches were made by Mr. Charles Jenkins, Reeve Stirrett, Mayor Pollard, G.S Pitkin (?) and Dr. C. O Fairbank.




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