22 May 2011

Fun at the Farmer's Market

Gorgeous day yesterday at the farmer's market, and not nearly enough time to wander amongst the stalls and take in all the sights and smells.  As mentioned in my last post, we were also preparing for a campus tour with my younger brother on Saturday afternoon, so our time to tour the marketplace was limited.  I did manage to chat up quite a few of the vendors and got some great photos of the merchandise before we had to go, and I'm looking forward to spending some good quality time there over the summer :)

Beautiful herbs from Hutchinson Farm

Pretty and unique bird houses & feeders from Seasonal Creations

Gorgeous produce - I mean really spectacular - via Teresa's Garden Centre & Farm
12176 Derry Road, Milton

T'is the season for tasty stacks of rhubarb & asparagus from Thames River Melons

I was tempted by (but resisted ... today!) these cupcakes from Hillary's Cupcakes

Lovely local artist Ann Kornuta painting outside the Dorland-Haight Gallery

Pure, organic honey-based products from The Bee & Me

An assortment of mouth-watering produce

the Farmer's Market

And THIS is the random herb that Chloe stepped in while I was trying to take a photo of the wares from Hutchinson Farm (note to self: holding the dog while trying to take photos does NOT work).  We purchased the one she most badly damaged & brought him home to live on our window sill.  I don't even know what he type of herb he actually is, but I'm thinking of naming him Rupert.

Before: the "artistic" shot
Rupert: the CLOSE-UP
The "After" shot: Isn't he cute?  Hopefully he tastes as good as he looks

As well, for any Miltonians (or Milton visitors) interested in hitting a great sale and supporting an even better cause, the Milton District Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Rummage and Plant Sale this coming weekend at the Milton Fairgrounds on Robert Street.  Here are the details:

May 27 & 28
5:30-8pm (Friday) & 8am-1pm (Saturday)
Drop off DONATIONS: Friday, May 27, 10am-8pm

All proceeds go to Milton District Hospital and the plant portion of the sale promises to be exceptional: all the plants that didn't sell at last week's annual Horticultural Sale will be there, and the stock is rumored to be excellent.  I myself will be at the Christie Antique Show in Dundas, Ontario and won't be able to attend, but if you go, please share feedback and/or photos if you snap them!  Happy shopping!