As the days get longer and the temperature heats up, the Portage Farmers Market will be heading outdoors once again.

The Market held its final sale at Stride Place on April 27. Jodie Poirier with the group says their experience at the arena is always pleasant.

"We get all of the hockey tournaments and ringette and figure skating. They all come out so that gives us a bunch of out-of-towners," notes Poirier. "They always think we're set up just for them. They don't realize we're there all the time."

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While they're looking forward to getting back outside, they'll have to wait until after the Mother's Day Market, which will be held at Canad-Inns on May 4. 59 vendors will be attending, including regulars, as well as new and returning vendors.

"We'll be collecting donations at the door again," explains Poirier. "All of those donations will be donated locally, exactly like we did last year."

Following the Market, they'll be returning to their usual summer location, which is on Saskatchewan Avenue, across from the Dairy Queen. Poirier points out one change that market attendees should be aware of.

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"We're having a Wednesday vendor shortage just because people have regular jobs outside of markets," says Poirier. "We're just going to take a break from Wednesdays for this year."

The first outdoor Farmers Market will take place on May 11.