The Dorval Crossing Farmers Market – My Top Picks!

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The Dorval Crossing Farmers Market – My Top Picks!

June 1, 2015

My first Blog Post as the new director of Mommy Connections Oakville!

Hello to all the Mommy Connections families! Spring is finally here and one of my favourite spring/summer activities is visiting the local farmers markets.

The concept of “farm-to-table” is one that is gaining momentum – meaning, eating locally grown foods that are in season. Farmers markets are a great way to visit many different farms in one location and to ask all the questions you may have. This week I ventured to the Dorval Crossing Farmers Market in Oakville, to see what goodies I could find. Here are my top picks;

My Top Picks @ The Dorval Crossing Farmers Market 

Saturdays from 8am – 2pm until November 28th. Southeast corner of Dorval & North Service Road, just north of the QEW.

  • Martin’s Sweet Farm:

This farm offers an array of lovely maple and honey products. The farm, in Cambellville Ontario, manages roughly 100 beehives and has one on display at the market for the kids to see. They sell beautifully packaged soaps, lip balms, candles, 100% pure maple syrup, 100% raw honey and even some treats. Visit them online at: Facebook.com/martinssweetfarm

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  • Andrew’s Scenic Acres:

Andrew’s Scenic Acres Farm from near by Halton Hills, was selling some delicious strawberries this weekend. Also, fresh rhubarb, baked goods, jams and honey. Visit them online at:  www.andrewsscenicacres.com

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  • Quality Bakery: 

One of my personal favourites, baked goods. These bakers come all the way from Otterville, Ontario with a selection of homemade cookies, pies, tarts, cakes, breads and pastries. My favourite…..the turnovers!

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  • Oak Tree Farms Kettle Corn:

What can I say, I’m a sucker for popcorn. And Oak Tree Farms from Oakville, is serving some delicious popcorn in several different flavours. For me, I went with the original sweet and salty. A perfect treat for any afternoon.

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*Remember, look for foods that are in season, and if you aren’t sure, ask a farmer! They are extremely helpful, and if you’re not sure how to put something to good use, the farmers often have great ideas on how to incorporate these items into your everyday cooking. Oh! One more tip, try everything! Farmers love for you to try their products and kids are great taste testers! (See below)

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Enjoy!

Heather

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