Monday, July 9, 2012
Fresh Veggies from the Milton Farmers Market
On Saturday, Paul and I went to the Milton Farmers Market in the town of Milton, Ontario. It is just a short drive away for us and it was definitely worth the trip. A section of Main Street is closed to traffic from 7am-12pm and that's where the vendors set up their stands. There was tons of fresh produce, freshly baked bread and an assortment of baked goods to be found!
We were searching mostly for organic veggies and we did find one certified organic stand amongst the bunch. We also found a vendor with items clearly marked "pesticide-free" and purchased some vegetables from them. I realize that not all farms, especially small ones, are officially certified organic, but may be taking steps towards not using pesticides or GMO seeds.
We came away with a whole assortment of goodies, including corn (used for Saturday night's dinner - corn on the cob - a true sign of summer!), broccoli, salad greens, bell peppers, garlic scapes (a whole huge bag for only a dollar!), onions, garlic, cherries, and plums. We also bought some vegan quesadillas (not pictured, and also prepared for dinner on Saturday night) and chipotle hummus from Sabros Latinos - a great little business that we often see at local markets that specializes in Latin American cuisine. They make the best vegan tamales, too!
I hope that we can go back every weekend to the market as I'd love to make it a new tradition - we've just gotta wake up early enough!