Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Muskoka Farmers Markets

Summer weather is here and that has got me thinking about fresh produce! There are some fabulous farmers markets in Muskoka where you can buy locally grown produce and other goodies.

{strawberries are now in season- yipee!}

Monday: Bala (municipal parking lot by the train bridge)
Gravenhurst (wharf)
Thursday: Huntsville (Canadian Tire parking lot)
Baysville, Rosseau, Hunstville (Commerce Park)
Saturday: Bracebridge (Memorial Park)

{the gravenhurst Farmers Market}

Brooklands Farm offers produce baskets you can pick up for have delivered as part of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Savour Muskoka has a list of farms that range from veggies to fungi!

benefits of farmers markets:

  • reduces food miles, thus vehicle use, noise and fossil fuel production
  • reduces packaging
  • encourages environmental production practices such as organic and pesticide free
  • encourages farm diversification and thus biodiversity

Farmers markets also benefit the community and the local economy as well as the producers and consumers. Read more here.

Farmers markets and CSA are all part of the Local Food Movement.

Where does your food come from?

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