Saturday, July 23, 2011
As the last stop on our month long road trip, we are cottaging (cottage is a verb in Canada) near Kinmount Ontario. Normally we bring all our groceries from Toronto but because we've been away that just wasn't possible this year.
What a pleasant surprise to find most of what we need at the the local farmer's market. I say surprise because we visit Catherine's cottage every year and visited this market years ago and honestly it was the worst market Catherine and I had ever seen. I think there were some pickled eggs and hats from Nepal and that was about it.
Looks like they've figured things out though as there was all sorts of gorgeous Ontario produce, a full selection of organic and naturally raised meats, heavenly baked goods, preserves, the works. We actually don't need to go to the grocery store at all.
A fantastic selection of greens from Hunter Creek Ranch in neighbouring Minden Ontario. These greens came with a pleasant conversation about how I'm going to deal with 14 acres next year.
We got home to the cottage just in time for lunch. I made this arugula basil oregano pesto yesterday and we've been carrying these cheese around since New Brunswick otherwise it's entirely from the market.
I mean look at this onion from Lazy B Farms in Omemee Ontario. Its gorgeous, and made the best sandwiches.
Now excuse me, its time to jump in the lake!