Archive for the ‘Markets’ 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.
The weekend weather has been rather dismal over the past month and today was no exception. But I was cheered when I came across these pussy willows for sale at the St. Jacobs’ Market. I checked my favourite local willow stand later and none of them were in flower so these must have been imported or forced to bloom indoors.
I like to stop at this place on the way home from work to pick up a piece of fish for supper. The seafood is fresh, reasonably priced and the selection is excellent. I ordered a fresh salmon for Christmas and it came packed in a styrofoam box of ice, just delivered from the east coast. It was delicious! Caudle’s Catch is also found at The Kitchener Market, Vincenzos, and St. Jacobs Farmers Market.
A practical holiday gift idea! St. Jacobs Tea Company is offering custom and preset gift packages of tea for Christmas. You can place your order until December 18th, either at visiting the shop at The St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market (open Thursdays and Saturdays), or by ordering online on their website. They have a wide selection of oolong, green, black, rooibos, white, and herbal teas.
This group of musicians played lively, toe-tapping tunes at St. Jacobs Farmers Market on November 13th. The seated guitarist announced the musical key of E to the others and they improvised the tunes from there. It was the first time I have seen a group of shoppers give a round of applause to market musicians.