Ojo's Farmers Market Facing Zoning Challenge

Ancaster’s popular *ojo eat local *farmers’ market recently expanded at 1632 Wilson Street West, receiving a provincial grant in the process.

Now, the market faces a zoning challenge. The market is operating on Prestige Industrial lands that are not zoned to allow a food market.

ojo’s Market Manager Joanne Turnell, who recently left her job leading the Ancaster BIA to focus on ojo’s, says they will continue to operate – even if it means receiving tickets from the City in the process.

Ward 12, Ancaster, Councillor Lloyd Ferguson says he learned of the matter last week when Turnell contacted him.

“I will be meeting with the operator and staff in the coming days to explore a solution,” says Ferguson.

I’ll keep an eye on this matter as it develops.