Archive for the ‘Local Agriculture and Farming’ Category
Fresh local produce is abundant now at our local farmers markets in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. There are several farm stores in the region as well local farm products for sale at farm lanes. Foodlink Waterloo Region’s website provides up to date information on shopping from farmers in our area.
The Record featured an article a couple of weeks ago about a Kitchener teenager, Claire Matlock, who is following the 100 Mile Diet for 18 months. Her blog is inspiring as she writes about finding and preparing local foods. Do stop and check out Cooking with Claire and make an effort to buy some fresh local food this weekend.
I featured the Waterloo County Horse Sale in a post on June 27, 2009 and it is one of the most searched and viewed subjects on this blog. This horse auction is held on the last Saturday of every month at the Ontario Stock Exchange which is adjacent to the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. The sale starts at noon and today was the third time I have stopped by to take pictures. I had never seen the actual auction take place outdoors before. I put several photographs and a video clip together on iMovie and uploaded this four minute movie to YouTube.
Martins Family Fruit Farm retail store still has lots of local produce for sale at competitive prices.
It was a perfect early spring day for the annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. We arrived well before 9 AM and Arthur Street was already jammed with pedestrians. It was the busiest I have seen it in a few years and when we returned to Kitchener, the traffic was backed up all the way to Waterloo on the expressway. There is a good variety of street food for sale besides pancakes and maple syrup.