We receive so much support from the community, and we’d like to say a HUGE thank you, we couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you to all our volunteers, without you we simply couldn’t get it all done!
Thanks to Guelph-Eramosa Township, who has been supportive since our inception. We are grateful to the Township for the reduced rate rental that we negotiated beginning in 2020, which will allow us to take a big step in our growth. The Township also provided us with financial assistance to help with advertising and promotion in our first year (2015).
We are grateful to Wellington County for the grants we have received in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020, and to the Rockwood Branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, for grants received each year from 2016-2019. This money assisted us to purchase start up capital including our own sound equipment and tents, to promote the market to local residents, and to pay our Market Manager to be on site each week during Market season.
In 2020, we are grateful to the Greenbelt Foundation, and Greenbelt Markets, for covering the cost of our on-line platform, as well as to staff of Wellington County’s Taste Real Program, for supporting us as we made the jump on-line under covid-19 restrictions.
Thank you to Annette Kalapaca, with NextPage who donates her time to design all the Rockwood Farmers’ Market promotional materials. Special thanks for designing our logo in 2015, and website in 2016-2020!
Beginning in 2018, Royal City Royal Lepage has sponsored the annual Corn Roast, with all proceeds to East Wellington Community Services and the local Food Bank.
Beginning in 2016, Trillium West has sponsored the annual Harvest Festival, and collected donations for the Food Bank.
Beginning in 2017, Home Hardware and Foodland have sponsored our two annual Local Business Festivals. These amazing community businesses provided food and activities, with all proceeds to local schools to benefit the youth in our community.
Thank you to Cory Young with The Co-Operators and to Tammy Samuels with RE/MAX for each donating a tent.
Thanks to Xris Bland who donated his time from 2017- 2019 to help with our Social Media and promotions.
Thanks to George Wang, of George Wang Photography for donating use of his photographs of our Market from 2015 and 2016.
Thanks to the following local businesses, who donated prizes for our 2015 very first opening day draw: Rockwood Home Hardware, Rockwood Pharmacy, Lemongrass Spa, Rivers Edge Gift Shop, Rockwood Casual Dining Restaurant, Remax Realtors, Guelph Costco, Terra Greenhouses.
We’d also like to thank Doug Thompson, who donated the use of his sound equipment and his technical help throughout the 2015 season, and advised us in the purchase of our own equipment, and Dwayne Hitchcock, from Rockwood Music Academy, who also helped us with our music equipment storage and set up.
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING COMMUNITY FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!