Shop local: Hamilton’s newest food market to celebrate grand opening this weekend

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Published December 1, 2021 at 12:39 pm

Strathcona Market, located at 460 York Boulevard opens to the public on Dec. 4. — photo courtesy Strathcona Facebook page

A new food market is opening its doors this weekend in Hamilton in the location formerly occupied by the city’s only co-op grocery store.

Strathcona Market, named for the northwest Hamilton neighbourhood in which it is located, is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 4 and 5) at 460 York Boulevard.

This new market in downtown Hamilton takes over the space that once housed the Mustard Seed Co-op. Mustard Seed was forced to close earlier this year when after struggling with falling sales, the store’s board informed its membership that the store had been assigned into bankruptcy.

A short time after the closure was announced, Dundurn Market announced that with financial support from some founding members of the original Mustard Seed, had come together to launch a new ‘food hub’ style market that will aim to support local farmers and food producers.

The new market is also expected to help Dundurn and its east Hamilton sister, Ottawa Market, to expand their online shop and home delivery operations.

To mark the special occasion of Strathcona Market’s big grand opening, there will be a food truck on-site serving up soup and Hamilton’s own Planted Fork serving up vegan sausage rolls.

Strathcona Market kicks off the festivities this Saturday and will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To learn more about the Strathcona Market, its services and its sister locations, visit the Dundurn Market website or give all the markets a follow on social media.

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