With local businesses forced to close or reduce their hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the newly launched FanSaves Helps Gift Certificate Program is helping give business owners a boost across the country and in the Kawartha Lakes region.
Kathy Martin, a board member and vendor at the Fenelon Falls farmers’ market is pretty stoked about the coming year. This year, in addition to its regular Friday market (11 am to 5 pm), the market is being expanded to Saturdays on a trial basis with the same hours.
Opening weekend is the May long weekend (May 17-18) and the market will now be open both Fridays and Saturdays until the closing Thanksgiving weekend.
“I’m so excited, I wet my plants,” jokes Martin who, like all the other volunteers on the board of directors, is a vendor at the market which is now in its twelfth year.
Jo-Anne Smith’s business is For the Birds – and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her business of everything bird-related is just outside of Cameron in Kawartha Lakes, but too many people didn’t know where to find her – until four years ago.
That was when she decided to get some space at the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show in Fenelon Falls.