Harvest Hoopla creates stir at Niagara Falls Farmers Market

October 14, 2019

by Paul Forsyth  Niagara This Week


Cool, damp weather doesn’t stop large crowds of people from heading to Niagara Falls Farmers Market on Saturday. The day had a theme of Harvest Hoopla. - Paul Forsyth , Torstar



Peter Voogt of Niagara-on-the-Lake sells butternut squash among other produce at Niagara Falls Farmers Market on Saturday. - Paul Forsyth , Torstar


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Damp, cool weather did little to keep people from showing up at Niagara Falls Farmers Market in droves on Saturday for an event billed as Harvest Hoopla.

There were still plenty of locally grown apples available, but also farmer Peter Voogt's butternut squashes and brownies, and pumpkin pie from Moodie's Bakery, that people snapped up quickly at the market on Sylvia Place behind Niagara Falls History Museum.

There were also long lines of pumpkins set up. All proceeds from the purchase of pumpkins, donated by DeVries Fruit Farm, were going to Niagara Nutrition Partners, a regional program that serves breakfasts, lunches and snacks in elementary and high schools. The program is in 180 Niagara schools and serves 17,000 meals a day.