Alfred Heim
Published On: Sat, Jul 26th, 2014

Mid Season Market Days by Reg Coffey

25July14

SSN – It is about mid season for the farmer’s markets in the SD&G area and probably the most exciting time for fresh produce. It was a great feeling to see the first crop of strawberries or asparagus but when the first sweet corn starts hitting the tables at the markets you know it is surely time for some serious deck dinners complete with lots of fresh butter and salt and pepper. You can boil the corn or barbeque it or even microwave it. It doesn’t matter how you do it just as long as it’s fresh and local. Now that is real summer comfort food.

Corn from Avonmore Berry Farm

Corn from Avonmore Berry Farm

 

Corn and more from Langview Farm

Corn and more from Langview Farm

 

But corn isn’t the only seasonal local farm grown offering at the Long Sault Farmer’s Market. Hildrebrand Farms had fresh picked blackberries. Well, at least they did when they arrived at the market. I believe all their black berries were sold by the time the market officially opened at 2 PM.

Black Berries_25July14

 

In the next couple of weeks local blueberries should be available at the markets or at the farms for a pick your own venue.

There are a number of farmer’s markets operating in SD&G and Presott Russell. According to the Farm Fresh Map, available at stores and offices throughout SD&G, there are twelve markets registered with the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network. Please patronize as many of these markets as you can and help our local economy grow.

  • Alexandria Farmer’s Market, Alexandria Island Park, Saturday’s from 9 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Chesterville Farmer’s Market, Chesterville Waterfront, Saturday’s from 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Seaway Valley Growers Cornwall Farmer’s Market, 1525 Pitt St, Saturday’s 7 AM to noon.
  • Cumberland Farmer’s Market, R.J. Kennedy Centre, 1115 Dunning Rd, Saturday’s from 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Hawkesbury, Place des Pionniers, Thursdays from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Iroquois, Iroquois Shopping Centre, Saturdays from 8 AM to 12 PM
  • Long Sault Farmer’s Market, Long Sault Plaza, Fridays from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Martintown, The Martintown Mill, Sundays from 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Maxville Farmer’s Market, 7 Main St. South, Fridays from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • North Stormont Township, corner of Hwy 138 and County Rd 43, Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Penny’s Market, Exit 35 from Highway 417, open year round Tuesday 12 PM to 7 PM & Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM.
  • Vankleek Hill Farmer’s Market, Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, 5814 Hwy 34, open Saturday’s from 9 AM to 1 PM

The local food map can be found on-line at:

www.agro-on.ca