Friday, July 22, 2011
Farmer's Market Finds
Even though I don't live in Dundas anymore, I love being able to shop at the local Farmer's Market whenever I can. We had one of the hottest days on record here with the weather (with humidity) topping a sweltering 50 degrees Celsius. It felt like a sauna outside and you would sweat like crazy even standing still in the shade. Many of the regular vendors weren't at the market due to the heat, but I still managed to pick up some great local and organic fruits and vegetables.
I picked up containers of blueberries, strawberries, and cherries. Juicy and delicious, perfectly in season!
I found these baby garlic scapes at one vendor who sold all organic veggies (I can't remember the name of the farm, unfortunately!), and these wonderful looking sweet onions from the Plan B Organic Farms stand. We've cooked with the scapes for the first time a couple of weeks ago, but they didn't have the garlic bulbs attached to the ends like these ones! I'm very excited to try them.
Organic cucumber, green beans, and assorted leafy salad greens.
Fresh locally grown mushrooms at the bottom of a paper bag.
I haven't tried these yet - jam and salsa by From These Roots. The Sultry Summer Salsa is made using organic vegetables from the garden and the Wild Blueberry Jam just sounds delicious!
I also bought some vegetable samosas and pakoras (not pictured) from Picone's in Dundas, as well as some of my favorite coffee beans from Detour. All in all, I had a fabulous day and did I mention, spent this wonderful day with two of my best friends in the world! That made the day even better!
The Dundas Farmer's Market is held every Thursday from 3:00-7:00pm in a parking lot on Miller's Lane in downtown Dundas, Ontario. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area!