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One of the best Farmers Markets I’ve ever been to is Boulder’s, the largest in Colorado. The Market focuses on locally grown vegetables, fruit, meats, flowers and wines, sold by the farmers that actually produce them. There’s also great selection of prepared and cooked food you can enjoy right at the market from local bakers and restaurateurs. Very few crafts for are for sale, a noteable difference from many of the Farmers Markets I patronized while visiting Colorado.
The Boulder Market began in 1987 and has expanded over the years to include a second site (Longmont), and has over 150 participants. The Market is held Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
The following photos reflect what was available in Boulder the first Saturday in September.
I’ve a fondness for visiting Farmers’ Markets in my travels. One of the finest markets I’ve ever been to is the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto. This market was recognized by National Geographic as the “world’s best food market” in 2012. It’s one of two main markets in Toronto, the other being the Kensington Market.
The quality of the food in the market is superb. Extremely fresh produce, meat, seafood and a wonderful assortment of cheeses and baked goods. Much of the food is locally grown, often in farms north of Toronto but also the Niagara peninsula, and it’s supplemented with seafood from the maritime provinces and St. Lawrence seaway. Many of the cheeses are made in Quebec but there are …
One of the oldest Farmers Markets in Ontario is found on the Niagara peninsula, in the pleasant small city of St. Catharines (nicknamed the “Garden City”). The market has been held since the early 1800s and is currently located in Market Square in downtown St. Catharines, at the corner of King and James Streets (adjoining the historic courthouse).
The market highlights the quality fresh produce grown in the rich soil of the Niagara peninsula. You’ll also find fresh baked bread and other bakery items, meat products, seafood, and cooked food for sale. Several vendors sell fresh cut flowers, jams and preserves, honey, and even some handicrafts are available. The farmers market operates year round every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with an extended …
One of the most popular places in Seattle is Pike Place Market. Near the city’s waterfront and overlooking Puget’s Sound, but really a world to itself, Pike’s is Seattle’s favorite tourist attraction. It covers 9 acres and has been designated a National Historic District.
Pike’s was designed to be and still primarily functions as a farmer’s market, with dozens of vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, seafood, cheese, meats, and an assortment of handicrafts. Most famous among these is Pike Place Fish, where fishmongers throw a fish around every time someone buys one. There are lots of unusual specialty shops and small cafes, but above all Pike’s Market is the place in Seattle to people watch. And on a weekend day you’ll have …
Experiencing local food is an essential part of being in a new destination — the mortar that binds the many pieces of the travel experience. For this and other reasons, I love to visiting markets around the world. This is, however, the first visit to a farmer’s type market in the middle of a cold Canadian winter, so let me show you what this looks like when it’s -20 C outside.
While visiting out father in Winnipeg this past winter, my brother and I decided to spend a few hours at “The Forks“. Anyone who’s been to Winnipeg will know the important context of these words. “The Forks” refers to the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, …