Farmer calls city plan to rejuvenate ByWard Market a 'quick fix' - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, March 30, 2017

A farmer whose family has sold produce in the ByWard Market for generations calls the city's plan to make the Ottawa landmark profitable again a "quick fix," and he believes resellers will continue to keep local farmers away.

Gerry Rochon began selling fruit and vegetables from his family farm in the ByWard Market 55 years ago, helping his parents at their booth. "I was pretty well raised on the ByWard Market. It's dear to my heart. My parents went there. My grandfather had a booth down there," Rochon told interim host Hallie Cotnam on CBC's Ottawa Morning.

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