An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘farming

Summer Markets

St. Jacob's Farmers Market

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.

Written by Ruth

August 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

Waterloo County Horse Sale

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.

Written by Ruth

April 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Maple Syrup for Sale

Sobeys on Fisher Hallman Road in Kitchener has allowed the sale of farm-fresh maple syrup outside their front door in recent weeks. These boys were waiting for their next customer last Saturday.

Written by Ruth

April 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Local Produce

Martins Family Fruit Farm retail store still has lots of local produce for sale at competitive prices.

Written by Ruth

April 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Spring Pruning

Pruning is underway at Martins Family Fruit Farm orchard. I don’t know who has the job of picking up all the branches on the ground.

Written by Ruth

April 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Winter Fields

We have gone from no snow to a few centimeters of snow in the past week but the cut corn stalks still are visible in the fields. This picture was taken on Huron Road near Trussler Road. New subdivisions are sprouting up quickly in this part of the city.

Written by Ruth

January 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

Buy some local produce today!

Martin's Family Fruit Farm

Saturday is a good day to explore our local markets or to visit a farm store. There are plenty of places listed on Waterloo Region Foodlink.

Written by Ruth

November 6, 2010 at 12:30 am