Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wonderful Finds at the Farmers' Market

This past weekend my husband and I went to the St. Norbert Farmers' Market.  I really enjoy these events as it encourages me to get outside in the fresh air and it also gives me an appreciation for all the great local vendors that provide vegetables, baking, plants and other crafts such as jewellery and hand-made purses. 

We got up early as that is the best time to go.  The vendors have their stands full of colourful vegetables and flowers, and it is quite a sight to see.  This particular weekend was very busy, and we enjoyed looking at everything.

It is also a good idea to buy local, as this cuts down on the toxic emissions that come from all the trucks that transport vegetables and other items from far away places.  It's good to support the locals and it gives me a great sense of community.  There were kids, dogs and all kinds of  people out this past weekend.

I took some pictures and wanted to share them here so that you could get a feel for the event.  We ended up buying three strawberry plants (that are now planted in our garden with promise to multiply and bear many fruits for years to come) and a loaf of "Six-Seed Eight-Grain Bread" made with spelt (similar to wheat).  We were happy with our purchases and felt it was a nice outing.

If you get a chance, check out your local farmer's market.  You'll be glad you did!

To check out St. Norbert Farmers' Market, go to this link:  Where they make it, bake it and grow it for you.


~ Angela Gentile


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