The Pugwash Farmers’ Market Wellness Tent, led by generous volunteer Mary Purdy, and with support from The Pugwash and area Community Health Board, brought a Fall Festival full of good times and laughter to our market this year on October 2, 2021.
With fresh COVID restrictions and caution on our minds and in our hearts, it was refreshing to have some fun and frivolity at the Pugwash Farmers Market.
Mike and Ashley Hudson from The Adventure Therapy Project were a huge hit with their games and activities for kids (and the young at heart).
The tug-of-war was a tense back and forth battle (with some sneaky anchoring assistance), and the sack race brought heat to the chilly fall morning. There was some fierce competition between the adults and the kids with youthful exuberance beating cool experience by a hair.
Harvest apples soared through the air, and the big pumpkin slowly, but surely, built up to the big explosion. Music by Dale Grace had heads bopping and toes tapping.
There were prizes for all the competitors, but the real winners were the vendors and the visitors who cheered on and laughed with our young participants as they delighted in the activities.
Games and prizes are fun, but some might argue that the food was the real highlight! Freshly-pressed and warmed local apple cider was donated by market vendor Peter Milner of Faraway Cider and the delicious Jamaican cuisine from Portlander Jamaican Restaurant in Amherst was a real treat. Produce for the feast was generously donated by market vendor Wysmykal Farm, and support from Eat Local Cumberland helped to make this happen!
Our thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the Farmers’ Olympics Festival! We hope to see you all again at our final market of the season on October 9, 2021 (featuring Derailed 2.0) and at our annual Christmas Market on Saturday November 13.