Friday, August 21, 2015

Shopping at the Market: Salt Spring Island's Tuesday Market

Farmers’ markets make my heart sing. They represent grocery shopping at its finest: unique local products, personally presented with creative flair.

The Tuesday market on Salt Spring Island is small, but we filled our bags and our arms with baked goods, fresh fruit and other goodies and the organic, freshly squeezed lemonade was a saving grace on a very hot day.

Market vendors are creative and artistic.

Market vendors are hard-working.

Tony's Tarts

Markets engage all the senses (wine tastings are a definite plus at BC markets).

Mistaken Identity Winery

Market stalls and products are beautiful.

Market food is delicious.

Market products are local and often organic or chemical-free.

Markets are full of surprises.

balsamic vinegar

Support local entrepreneurs – visit your local farmers’ market. And, if you’re in Saskatoon, be sure to attend the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on August 22, 2015.

Bite Me Bakery on Salt Spring Island makes great scones and baked goods - but so does Wild Serendipity Foods, Saskatoon Farmers' Market.


Scott Simmons said...

Hi Penny glad you enjoyed the farmers market. It really has grown over the last 3 or 4 years. Just looking at your photos make me hungry for some local organic produce. Did you happen to make it to the Saturday Market? Hopefully you enjoyed all of Salt Spring. Cheers Scott Simmons.

Penny McKinlay said...

This was my first visit to Salt Spring and I really enjoyed it, Scott. Maybe next time I'll be able to attend the Saturday market as well as the Tuesday one ;-)