Chinatown gets crafty with weekly farmers market in Ottawa

There’s a new fresh veggie haven coming to Centretown this summer, as the Chinatown Craft Market launches a new weekly flea and farmer’s market this weekend.

Craft vendors, flea market stalls and local farmers will set up beside the Shanghai restaurant every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., said organizer Don Kwan.

The market will also offer live art, entertainment and activities.

“We’re going to try and keep it fresh,” Mr. Kwan said.

This weekend’s entertainment is a surprise, but Mr. Kwan hinted it’s someone the neighbourhood knows well.

Mr. Kwan said the farmers’ market is especially important for locals, who can’t easily access the Lansdowne or Parkdale markets.

This article originally appeared on on June 6.