The photo below is of a male who tried to steal the hard earned cash of one of our farmers. Without the quick response and bold counter by the vendor, this guy would have gotten away with it. The 14 Division police came quick, but he was gone by the time they arrived. It was an upsetting incident.
Please fellow farmers' market vendors, patrons, look out for him, he may be making the rounds. He scopes out the stall, perhaps ones with only one person working at stall, hangs around the sides and back of stall, then goes for distraction. About 5ft 8in, 150 lbs. At Trinty, he appeared to be working alone, but this is not confirmed.
The police are on the case, he is known, and has stolen from vendors at Wychwood barns. Thank you eveyone who shared/liked the post on the market facebook page - 101,568 people reached, 1137 shares as of today. If you have any information to share with the police, call them and refer to 'Event #1057752'
If you are interested in helping out, getting to know farmers/vendors, appreciate a little great urban-outdoors and not afraid of a little physical work, then this is for you. It's a rewarding experience and our vendors (farming is back breaking work) truly appreciate the hand.
Volunteers are mainly needed during market season, shifts are....
12:30 to 1:30pm - early set up
2pm to 3:30pm - vendor set up
6:30 to 7:45pm - wrap/clean up for vendors and organizational
You can sign up for any length of time during the season. Some volunteers do the entire season, some do a few months or take a break and come back in the fall. We understand unforeseen events that may cause volunteers to cancel. No worries, just give us notification and/or coordinate your schedule with our schedule. Easy peasy!