Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Flesherton Farmers Market
We haven't been to a farmers market in while, so on Saturday we headed of to Flesherton. Their market is in a nice covered space next to the Flesherton Arena, on the south end of town just off Highway 10.
The market was fairly small, but popular. A steady stream of shoppers came in and out while we were there.
Local honeys, plain and flavoured, for sale.
Lettuce, green onions, asparagus and garlic scapes. It's early summer, all right.
The market overall was fairly weak on vegetables, but there was a lot of baking. There was also lamb and beef available from several vendors.
See? More baking, as well as beautiful spun wools. There were also blankets made from the wool, from Spirit Walk Farm in Maxwell. The blankets are made in P.E.I., at one of the very few mills in Canada still processing and weaving Canadian wool. I thought the prices were quite reasonable and the colours were lovely. Notes taken!
Several people had hardshell gourds, either "raw" or transformed into birdhouses. They're quite fascinating plants. I can see they are going to have to go on to the evergrowing "to grow" list.
Overall, this was a pleasant little market, but if it wasn't fairly close I don't think I'd go out of my way to visit it. Perhaps it will have more of a veggie selection a little later in the season.
And finally, I just had to post this picture, which has nothing to do with the Flesherton Farmers Market. It's a spinach plant - yes, one - from our garden; one of the fall-planted ones. That stuff positively frightens me.