Friday, 18 July 2008

A Visit to the Brantford Farmers Market

Last weekend we thought we would head off in a direction we rarely go: south. We drove straight down highway 24 into Brantford. One left turn and kink in the road later, we were pulling into the parking lot of the Brantford Farmers Market, on Icomm Drive right opposite the casino.

Brantford Farmers Market
At first glance, we didn't think it looked very impressive. There weren't a lot of vendors outside.


Brantford Farmers Market
However, the vendors turned out to be quite interesting. There were quite a few soft fruits available. These were probably the last regular strawberries for the year, from a local farm.


Brantford Farmers Market
We didn't get there until about 11:00 and a lot of the items listed on this board were just selling out. Nice to see such a good selection of organic produce.


Brantford Farmers Market
There was also a good selection of tree fruits, including sour cherries.


Brantford Farmers Market
And all the local seasonal veggies.

Brantford Farmers Market
I think there must be a number of blueberry farms in the Brantford area. There were blueberries all over the market.

Brantford Farmers Market
The inside of the market was quite large, and full of vendors and customers. The indoor market runs all year, and is open on both Friday (9 am to 5 pm) and Saturday (7 am to 2 pm.)


Brantford Farmers Market
In addition to the usual bakeries, butchers, cheesemongers and fruit and veggie sellers there were a number of crafts and jewelry.


Brantford Farmers Market
When we went home, it was with oak-leaf lettuce, bok choy, peas, eggs, raspberries, bacon, sausage, bluuuueberries and sour cherries. Yumm-o!




Last year at this time, I made Vietnamese Marinated Carrots & Radishes and Currant Catsup.

4 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Now I have never been to the Brantford Farmers market. I will mention it to mom & dad who I am sure have never been either:D When they first moved to Canada they lived in Brantford and so did I of course as a wee "bairn".

Dave Carrol said...

It's really a surprisingly nice place!

Ferdzy said...

Dave, it was a great little market. I was particularly impressed by the quantity and quality of fruit that was available.

Ferdzy said...

And Valli, I know you've been everywhere in southern Ontario!