Early this morning the St. Jacobs Farmers Market suffered a devastating fire. The main building is a total loss but the fire departments that fought the blaze were able to save the other buildings. I have posted pictures from this market here before and is was a vibrant colourful place to visit. Here is a link to their web site. Here is an excerpt from an update on this page.
“A big THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out to us this
morning. We have always said that the market is not the buildings. It’s
the people the vendors, customers, the whole community. We’re
very humbled by the sense of ownership and pride that so many
people have for this market. We will bring it back!”
They plan of having the outdoor market and other building open as soon as possible. We look forward to the return of the market soon.
Click on any picture to get a larger view.
Here are a couple of interior shots of the market.
Here are a few links of previous St. Jacobs Market Posts
https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/market-tomatoes/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/this-little-piggy-went-to-market/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/market-flowers/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/market-preserves-2/ https://villagephotographer.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/lost-in-art/
Brownfield sites are commercial or industrial properties that are underused, vacant or abandoned. This site is the Greenwich-Mohawk site in Brantford and is made up of 50 acres in the south east area of Brantford. The burnt out section is the result of a fire in 2002.
Click here for more information and the link also has links to what Brantford is trying to do to reclaim this land.