And it all started with one little market…

I arrive just after 8 and the place is already a buzz with activity. I’ve come to meet a friend and do a spin around Sault Ste. Marie’s newest public market at 35 Canal Drive. Instead what ends up happening is four hours of sophisticated loitering. Nothing quite says Saturday morning like a cup of…

Truck Farmers outside the Byward Market 1979

Thank you Katie Fillion for commenting on the Byward Market and for forwarding me this article from the Ottawa Citizen. You mention a Fruit stand you like to visit and it reminded me of this photograph that I came across while doing research for my thesis. The name of the store in the background is Zunder’s…

Algoma Farmer’s Market

The Algoma Farmer’s Market opened the first Saturday in June and I’ve done my best to make it down there every Saturday morning this month.The market takes place at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion which is conveniently located right downtown by the St. Mary’s River and the Station Mall, an unfortunate city landmark. Thus far the…

Mill Square at the old St. Mary’s Paper Mill

Spring has finally reached the Sault  – I know I’ve said this a number of times before, but I sincerely believe that this time my declaration is true. Six months in the Sault, six months of winter. It’s the first weekend in June, the farmers’ market opened yesterday, the grass is green and the spinach…

The “Soo”

I’ve gone from a city with a vibrant culture of food, locally roasted and freshly brewed coffee, finely crafted beers, and a jiving music scene to a town where Tim Hortons and Walmart rule. Yes, that’s right I actually bought groceries from a Walmart Superstore last night. Absolutely absurd for a girl who would rather…

Golden delicious

My last weekend at the Seaport Farmers’ Market in Halifax and it was raining. I had to put on my Wellies and brave it. It seems that although locals aren’t deterred by the cold, they certainly are discouraged by the rain. The result was a very quiet day on the Halifax waterfront.  Although I already…

New in town

Not that I planned it or anything but I just happened to move to a city with a fantastic farmer’s market culture. It’s been two weeks since I moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and I’ve visited the Market building almost everyday. Mainly because it is less than five minutes from where I’m interning at Pier 21….

In Season

  I was back at the Seaport Market today to take in that lively energy that only the Saturday market brings. Now that fall is in full swing, there is a lot less fruit, apart from apples and pears, and a lot more squash, winter kale, potatoes and if you’re interested in knowing what else…

Market with a view

I have spent most of my life living just a few blocks away from the water. The view of the Olympic Mountains from Dallas Road in Victoria on a clear day is amazing. I can’t imagine that I’d ever tire of it. Although the Netherlands has plenty of water, beautiful canals, and a romantic seaside,…