From Farmer's Markets Ontario: Celebrate Local Food Week (June 6 - 12) with a visit to the Georgetown Farmers Market. Local farmers’ markets provide an opportunity to taste and enjoy the delicious food grown in Ontario and meet the many people who grow it.
Early-season crops are ready to kick off this local food season: rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, beets, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, peppers, green onions, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes and possibly carrots are available to enjoy. Complementing the selection of early-season produce is an array of preserves, jams and jellies, fresh-baked goods, botanicals, honey, maple syrup, VQA wines, meat and eggs.
“June is the start of the outdoor farmers’ market season in Ontario,” says Farmers’ Markets Ontario Executive Director, Robert Chorney. “Farmers’ Markets Ontario, celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, represents more than 180 farmers’ markets across the province, offering consumers direct access to fresh foods produced nearby, at the peak of their freshness and flavour and puts them in touch with the hard-working farmers who produce the food.”
“Farmers’ markets in Ontario not only bring city people and country people together, they bring neighbours together and foster a sense of community,” adds Chorney. “They’re also fun places to be and a wonderful way to teach kids where the food they eat really comes from.”
For more information about Local Food Week, visit loveontfood.ca and use #loveONTfood to follow what’s happening.