Over 40 years ago Hans Stickling began attending local, weekly farmer’s markets in the neighborhood of his home village, in Germany. He loved everything about these markets; being outdoors no matter what season, the travelling, the flurry of activities at the markets and being able to connect with his regular customers. Following immigration to Canada it was this desire, to have a close customer relationship, which led the search for a new and ideal location for the family business.
“Our father Hans looked at several cities but he agreed our business should be rooted in a city, rich in culture, diversity and dedicated to sustainable, healthy living,” says Annette. “Furthermore, Peterborough had a flourishing farmers market, so it was just a perfect fit for Stickling’s almost 30 years ago, and we’ve never looked back.”
To this day Stickling’s is committed to sustainable living and are steadfast supporters of local farmer’s markets as well as Christmas markets and craft fairs including:
The Peterborough Farmer’s Market – every Saturday all year 7a.m.-1p.m. Morrow Park – George & Lansdowne Street.
The Oshawa Centre Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of the Oshawa Centre, 419 King St. W., from May to October, Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Victory Day long weekend – Thanksgiving weekend).
See you at the market!