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Celebrate Farmers' Market Week in Ontario

BRIGHTON, ON  - Celebrate Farmers' Market Week, August 12-19, with a visit to an Ontario farmers' market. Local farmers' markets provide an opportunity to taste and enjoy the delicious food grown in Ontario.

"The month of August is the height of the growing season in Ontario and farmers' markets are packed full of local bounty," says Farmers' Markets Ontario® Executive Director, Catherine Clark. "Farmers' Markets Ontario represents more than 180 farmers' markets across the province, offering consumers direct access to local fresh foods, at the peak of their freshness and flavour. It also puts them in touch with the hard-working farmers who produce the food."

"Farmers' markets in Ontario not only bring city people and country people together, they bring neighbours together and foster a sense of community," adds Clark. "Shoppers are choosing farmers' markets for nature's best produce, secure in the knowledge that the food is fresh, safe to eat and the next best thing to harvesting it themselves." If you haven't already been to one, visit your local farmers' market this week and see what all the excitement is about.

During Farmers' Market Week, discover the unique qualities of farmers' markets by:

  • Shopping one of Ontario's local farmers' markets.
  • Enjoying an assortment of fresh local foods and products including fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, cheese, honey, maple syrup, homemade jams and jellies, delicious baked goods and more.
  • Purchasing a delicious Ontario VQA wine and/or craft cider.

When visiting your local farmers' market, look for farmers who identify themselves as MyPick® Verified Local Farmers®. It means that they have been visited and verified by Farmers' Markets Ontario as local growers who sell only what they produce on their own farms.

Source : newswire.ca