By Cecilia Nasmith
Cobourg's Farmers Market is back, as of this weekend, following council's approval this week of the lease agreement of the space they had last year.
The staff report council reviewed said that last season had brought a change in their traditional location for more than a century at the Market Building and its parking lot. The Farmers Market Association relocated to Rotary Park (just across the street from the Market Building) for the spring, summer and autumn, moving back to the Market Building for the winter – and also during the Waterfront Festival, when the area they occupy (surrounding the fountain) is needed for the Rotary Tent.
The new location received great feedback, the report said, and also attracted more vendors and customers.
This year's season will be Saturdays from May 4 through Dec. 21, with a move back to the Market Building for the Waterfront Festival on June 29.
The lease agreement calls for revenues to the town of $3,689.45 for 2019 - $2,825 for the park space and $864.45 for the Market Building.
Also starting this week, Councillor Brian Darling reminds everyone, the Esplanade becomes a one-way street, east to west, for a four-month trial period in a bid to find ways to reduce the safety hazard posed by traffic to the area.