March 17th, 2020
The Acton Farmers’ Market is all set to go for its second year, north on Willow Street in Acton, outside
the Acton Town Hall Centre and BIA Offices. The 2020 start date is Thursday, June 4th.
The Acton market has been a regular feature of the community for a number years but at different
locations and under different management. The event started with the Acton BIA south on Willow Street. Then,
under the leadership of Angela Tremblay—who own “Angie’s Kitchen”—it moved to Bethel Christian
Reformed Church’s parking lot. Then, last year, it moved to its current site—north on Willow—with the Acton
BIA once again getting involved in organizing it.
A Proposed Move
This year, after a discussion with vendors last season, there was a suggestion to move the market to
Prospect Park due to the number of people already attending the park and because of the natural atmosphere
there, but that proposal was ultimately not pursued. “We received a lot of great feedback from the community
when the idea got out there to move it to the park, but it ended up not being practical due to parking concerns
and park usage from other community organizations during the times we would need it” said Alex Hilson,
Acton BIA Coordinator. “We do listen to ideas from the community as much as possible and we’re always
willing to try an idea if we’re given a suggestion”.
Impacts of COVID-19
The BIA is also cognizant of the threat COVID-19 poses to all summer events. “We’re looking to our
partners in this community and others. At the moment, we’re moving ahead as normal” continues Hilson. “If the
event landscape is still challenging in May, we’ll discuss changes to the Farmers’ Market at that point”.
This year, there will be both new and returning vendors and various different activities happening every
week. For more information on the Farmers’ Market, residents are encouraged to follow the Acton BIA on
social media and on their website—www.downtownacton.ca.
About the Downtown Acton BIA
The Downtown Acton Business Improvement Area (BIA) was formed in 1977 to help beautify and promote the
historical downtown. We strive to distinguish Acton as a premier shopping, dining and cultural destination in
the Town. We are committed to our members, the Town and the residents of Halton Hills to ensure that the
downtown continues to offer a positive experience for everyone. For the latest information on stores, events and
parking please visit www.downtownacton.ca. Follow Downtown Acton on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at
Downtown Acton BIA
Acton, Halton Hills