People who like to go to the Guelph Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings can sleep in a little bit.
The market is changing its hours from 7 a.m. to noon to 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting this weekend. This is a permanent, year-round change.
10C, the organization that operates the market, said the decision was made after surveying vendors and customers. More than 60 per cent of those who took the survey said they supported a later start and end time.
Market staff also monitored the customer counts for high and low points, and noted the market wasn't overly busy between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. but was very busy from 10 a.m. to noon, and sometimes people would arrive at noon and were surprised to find the market closing, a spokesperson for 10C told CBC News.
It's hoped by shifting the hours, more people may take advantage of lunch options at the market and will also remain in the downtown core to visit other businesses.
There are also plans to open a Thursday night market in the spring.