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The Season of Farmers Market has finally arrived

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Published on June 26, 2015 with No Comments

By Manasi Joseph
Farmer’s markets are here to stay, such is its popularity among Ontarians. Shoppers love it, because it gives them the opportunity to buy high quality/fresh foods and products from local farmers.
For farmers such open-air markets provide a good source of income and it also helps them to connect with their customers.
The 2015 Oakville Farmers Market
This year, despite being the location moved to, Centennial Square, the farmers market still continues to draw more shoppers or customers. Likewise, this year too, has the best farmers and vendors from Ontario. Let’s have a look at the main attractions this year.

Meet the Flower Lady

Janet Ternes, better known as the Flower Lady, owns a gorgeous flower farm at Rattlesnake Harbour. She has been part of the Farmers Market for around 20 years and still enjoys a good client following.
“I have a small family farm at Rattlesnake Harbour. However, cultivating and selling vegetables alone couldn’t earn a living. So I decided to turn it into a flower farm,” recalls Janet, who believes farmers markets are a blessing for mediocre farmers.

Fine Wine with Coyote’s run

Coyote’s Run, located at Niagara – on- the – Lake, famous for hand crafted- wines, marked with quality and distinctiveness also made its way to Oakville farmers market.

Food safety and access to local products are the main factors that make farmers market popular.
Need we say more?
Tickle your taste buds with Sweetbites
Sweetbites, a speciality cupcake shop, located at Downtown Oakville offered customers at Farmers Market a tasty treat with their cookies, cake pops and custom cakes.

Bon Appetit!
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The province of Ontario is a strong supporter of local food. The government supports initiatives and projects to encourage, the local produce harvested and made in Ontario. Thanks to the robust and resilient food systems, coupled with productive agricultural land base, good climate, water supply, and efficient transportation and distribution systems that ensures the survival of local food systems throughout the province.

So Ontarians keep enjoying the fresh local food!

 

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