When Nicole and her husband Bruce opened The Branch seven years ago, they made a conscious decision to use local produce wherever possible. They found that there had been a farmer’s market in the past but for whatever reason; it had gone by the wayside. They had come to Kemptville from the San Francisco area where they were used to an abundance of locally grown produce. They approached their vendors and asked if they would be interested in forming a market.The response was positive so they provided the initial location for the market in their parking lot. It gave the various businesses an opportunity to create a local network. The farmer’s market is a true market in that it supports all types of vendors ranging from local artisans to agricultural vendors. Vendor’s pay a small membership feeto participate. It is a great venue for like-minded people to meet and provides an important outlet for supporting our local economy.