I love, love, LOVE, Farmer’s Market season here in Canada. From June until October there are little markets popping up everywhere. We go to a local one here in Mississauga at Square One on Sunday mornings and when we’re on holidays we usually try to track one down in the area where we are staying. Last year we went to the Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market (photo above is from the website) and the kids even had a blast. The best part about the market is that you’re supporting local farmers and the local economy. Sometimes the prices aren’t as good as the grocery store, but it’s worth it to get really fresh produce.
Today I picked up:
- Strawberries ~ $4.50 – these were fresh picked this morning…love Ontario strawberries
- Red Leaf Lettuce ~ $1.50
- Bunch of Cilantro ~ $1.50 (Amy’s going to make Pico de Gallo)
- Peaches ~ $3.00 for a basket
- Rhubarb ~ $4.00 for a big bunch
- Peppers ~ $3.00 (I love fresh orange, yellow, and red peppers)
- Asparagus ~ $3.00 (for 2 big bunches)
- 4-year-old cheddar ~ $5.25 (expensive but SO good)
I came home and made some yummy 2-point Rhubarb Muffins with the rhubarb. I am going to make a great big salad for lunch and have one of the muffins. Tonight, we’ll have the asparagus with dinner.
Do you have any local farmers markets that you go to?