Buying Fresh - Eating Fresh

Three years ago, after having my second child I spent two years as a a homemaker. At the same time the Spryfield Farmers Market was opening it’s doors. The market became a place I could get “me time” every other Sunday. 

I enjoyed the social aspects and surrounding myself with crafty people. I learned more about community businesses and non-profits. I learned a lot about food seasonality, diversity and preparation. 

I have left every market wishing I had grabbed something else. To be honest this still happens today but I am learning to appreciate the true value of a market product. Here are a few things to consider every market trip.

What to buy at the Farmers Market?

I love treats! I love original crafted items! I love to get my family’s food from the Farmer’s Market. I don’t try to recreate our grocery basket, I aim for diversity. I buy what’s available rather than ingredients on a recipe card. This helps me vary the food we consume. Our menu remains simple and seasonal. 


I buy enough leafy greens to make a large salad mix base. A handful of nuts and there’s lunch through the first week. Root vegetables, cabbages, squashes like zucchinis will last well into the second week. Ask your farmers for instructions for how to keep your produce fresh, or find some tricks here: https://www.halfyourplate.ca/fruits-and-veggies/store-fruits-veggies/

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Many thanks!

The Spryfield Farmers Market is ready to put the Market Tokens in circulation. We are only too happy for this opportunity to give back to our community. Thank you for everyone who have already supported our program in any ways. A big shout out to Brendan McGuire and his team for funding the start up cost of this innovative promotional program. Their support in buying our iconic tokens helped us leaps and bound. We truly hope this program makes the market stronger and better for our community. While doing so we are very proud of launching an initiative that will fight food insecurity.

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