# 1 Martha’s Fried Pies: These little pockets of deliciousness are a big hit! They come in many different flavours including; pumpkin, apple, peach, blueberry, and many others! Get all the pie flavour you want, in one small pocket (makes you feel a little less guilty).
# 2 Spring Hill Farms Garden Centre and Berry Farm: This family run farm has been selling the most beautiful flower arrangements, hanging baskets and other garden goods. They’re also open 7 days a week (various hours) directly at the farm to purchase items. Visit their Facebook page for more information and some great shots of their beautiful crops!
#3 The North Star Travelling Cafe – The Big Dipper: This AMAZING vegan taco is one for the books. Widely popular, and often sold out by the end of the day, is made from organic ingredients, including an amazing ‘home-made’ ricotta. The Maple Chai Iced Tea and 3 options of popsicles are also great for those hot Farmer’s Market Saturday afternoons. Follow their instagram @thenorthstartravellingcafe.
#4 The Crowded Cantina – Maple Bacon Bread: The Maple Bacon Bread boasts over 1/4 lbs of bacon per loaf. Perhaps a great gift idea for the bacon loving dad on Father’s Day?! Another great local eat to enjoy, The Crowded Cantina also has an amazing cotton candy milkshake, sandwiches, and some pretty famous pierogies.
# 5 G’s Bibs and Things: After you take home all the phenomenal goods you’ve purchased at the Farmers’ Market, there’s nothing better than cooking up an incredible meal complete with local produce. If you have a little one at home, G’s Bibs and Things make the cutest aprons and chef’s hat for kids! Start their love for fresh local foods early, and have them look like a professional while they learn to cook.
BONUS: Birch Gourmet Waffles: Whether you show up at 8:30am or 11:00am, Birch’s gourmet waffles are always made fresh & good to eat! While you’re walking around (hopefully buying some healthy items), enjoy a treat with their Smores waffle! Honestly, any of them are great, and you can even create your own and be an “inventor”!!
This post is only a highlight of SOME of the great vendors at the North Bay Farmers’ Market, they’re all truly note-worthy.
There’s always something new and great to see and taste at the Market, along with various events occurring over the summer/fall. Check them out on Wednesday from 10am-2pm (in front of the Discovery North Bay Museum) and Saturday from 8:30am-1pm (Parking lot 10, behind the bus station on Oak & Wyld st.). Check out the website for more information, details, and dates of all the various special events & days!
Remember; Eat, Love & Support Local.
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