Farmers’ Market: “Awesome”

We don’t usually trade in hearsay here at WestonWeb, where we uphold the highest journalistic standards. I hope you’ll allow an exception today: I couldn’t make it to the opening of the Weston Farmers’ Market (I slept in and had a prior commitment), so my wife went in my stead.

She says it was was “Awesome”. There are many new vendors, including a high-protein cheese guy, Lebanese dips, Fred’s Breads, Collective Arts brewing, a new egg seller, and a swishy coffee vendor.

Almost all of the old favourites were back, too: Pina’s Italian meats, Thames River Melons, Mad Mexican, Grandpa Ken’s Bacon, the fruit and veg seller, the Wiff’s samosas and some others she couldn’t remember as she was getting into bed, though I did press her for the details.

I know that I wasn’t the only one worried about the market, which has had a few rough patches in the past few years, with the loss of some excellent vendors and several moves. It sounds like my worries were misplaced.

Thames River Melons again has a market box

Thames River Melons, a Farmers’ Market regular, is again offering a ‘market box’ subscription this summer.

Thames River Melons will deliver a box of fresh produce grown on their farm (perhaps their neighbours) to your door every week. The boxes cost between $25 and $75, and there are discounts for full-season subscriptions and upfront payments.

The content depends on the season, but includes everything from asparagus to zucchini. They also have superb strawberries.