Shopping local products should be a fun and affordable experience for all!
Thanks to Anne Marie Bianco from Amaryllis Gardens, I have four simple tips for you on ways you can support local and stay within budget.
More and more people are buying and eating local--and for good reason too!
It's not only healthier for you but it is better for the environment and our future.
By buying local, you are getting top quality, fresh tasting food, and you are actively supporting local farmers and your local economy.
I have gathered up four of the top reasons why we all should join in this local community and not only have better tasting food but a better lifestyle as well!
The warmer weather, Spring showers, and blooming flowers, only mean one thing: Summer is coming!
And with summer comes outdoor farmer markets; Yay!
Soon we will be surrounded by that familiar lively and vibrant atmosphere that the market stalls full of fresh produce, fruits, meats, and other delicious goodies bring.
But just like farmers and vendors getting their products ready for the Farmer Market season, we need to prepare as well!
And that's why I've made a list of the five things I do before any trip to the market.
If you are a new comer to the growing farmers market and local food scene, then you definitely need to check these tips out!
And if you are a farmers market pro, you may already know some of these tips, but there is no harm in having a little re-fresh after all those winter months, right?
Let's get ready for farmers market season!
Before Top Market Family Farms, people didn’t have a place to find common farmer market goods during the off-season months between November and April.
However, as of January, this little family shop, owned by Farmer Leslie and her husband is home to a variety of different local and Ontario made products all year round!
Nested in the heart of downtown Cambridge, Top Market Family Farms is probably as local as you can get here in Ontario.
We live in a time where indie cafes and hipster local restaurants seem to be taking over the urban scene—one that the Kitchener-Waterloo (KW) community is no stranger to.
With cafes like Matter of Taste, Settlement &Co, and Smile Tiger Roasters, KW is a hub for this booming hipster and millennial subculture.
So it was only a matter of time before someone turned an old building into a modern grocery store with a beautiful and open feel in the heart of downtown Kitchener.
The couple behind the creative initiative were no other than Johnny Kent and Sarah Pepper, downtown-core residents themselves who found that getting groceries was a daunting task.
With more residents moving to the downtown core, and with start-up communities adopting a more bike and walking friendly means of transportation, it was prime time for a local grocer.
Seeing this trend, and knowing they had a strong potential market, J&P seized the opportunity. Now the couple has ownership of a beautiful 5,000-square-foot grocery store that is local and right in the center of downtown for the whole KW community to be part of.