The Lockport Community Development Group is proudly presenting the Lockport “First Farmers” Market!
The market will happen every Sunday in summer starting on Sunday, July 10 (with the possibility of starting sooner, we will keep you updated!). You can come enjoy the market from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The last date will be September 18.
You can find the market at the Lockport Heritage Park, 23022 PTH 44 in Lockport.
Take advantage of this awesome, community opportunity, as the group is currently looking for more vendors to help make this a success. The cost is $40.00 per 12′ x 12′ site.
Contact Chris for more information 204-997-0009.
First Farmers in the Red River Valley
Aboriginal people living on this site in the early 1400s used a wide range of food sources that included the cultivation and harvesting of corn. This represents the earliest known evidence of farming on the Canadian prairies, and the northernmost expressions of pre-European horticulture on the North American continent.
Major population growth between 100 and 1300 A.D. in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Iowa, followed by several decades of drought, led to the dispersal of local farming communities. People associated with these communities brought the knowledge of horticulture to the Red River Valley.
Archaeological investigations on this site in the 1980s unearthed charred corn kernels, hoes made from the shoulder-blades of bison, underground storage pits (some of which were up to 2 metres deep), and pottery styles that originated among the Native farming, cultures of the upper Mississippi and Missouri river valleys.