This winter has been a little more forgiving than others, at least so far (don’t want to jinx it now!). However, how could I not say that with such a beautiful winter day this Family Day. The sun was out and shining since the early morning, persisting until the evening’s sundown. It was the perfect day to go out on a walk, enjoy nature, and stop by the Sorauren Farmers’ Market.
It’s crazy to think that we are halfway past February. It’s making me think of Spring already for the wild ramps, fiddleheads, and of course the morels it brings. However, before we get to that special part of the year, things get a little bit sweeter. Do you know what I am talking about? Let’s see if you guessed it...Maple Syrup season!
I had some buttermilk pancakes from Spade & Spoon trying their Dark and Amber Maple syrup as well as their maple butter (which was delicious!). The kids and parents were outside in the park area by the Wood fired Oven anxiously waiting to try their hands at making maple syrup candy.
Omusubi Bar Suzume is a Japanese Riceball & Comfort Food caterer having a pop up at the market this week. I’m a big fan of Japanese cuisine and the rice balls looked as authentic as you can get. Though I’ve never been to Japan to compare, I can say that these were fresh, delicious, and full of flavour. The perfect snack and healthy treat!
On my way out, Monforte Dairy was there with all their fabulous cheeses. I was thinking about grabbing a Halloumi when I spotted a blue cheese. It didn’t look like most blue cheeses so I asked about it. Turned out to be a young blue goat cheese which actually was quite pleasant and not too strong in flavour! Since this little boy blue guy wasn't a regular at the market I decided to take a piece of it instead of the Halloumi. I figured it would add a special touch to the kale salad I prepped for the week.
It was a short trip to the market today, mostly to take a walk and to do something outside the house. However, it turned out to be a very special treat this afternoon! I’ll definitely try to frequent it more often during these next couple of weeks before we turnover for Spring.
If you guys are looking for something to do on Monday afternoon and early evening, the Sorauren Farmers’ Market is open every Monday from 3-7pm and features local vendors, delicious food, and activities!
For more info visit: https://www.soraurenmarket.com/ and follow them on IG @soraurenmarket