Recently renovated and very stylish, located in downtown Hamilton.
Courtesy of Odessy Olive Oils at the Hamilton Farmers Market.
The fresh pasta guy.
Recently, my quest to visit as many farmers market as possible this year, took me to the historic Hamilton Farmers Market (HFM). Lately, I have been curious about what makes “Steeltown” tick, and being only about a half hour drive away, it seem only fitting to pay a visit to this popular community gathering. Although, the HFM is missing the quaint and country-style character unlike other markets I’ve visited, I found a very special community feeling and a warm atmosphere in this market.
The vendors at the market were very friendly and the product offerings were culturally diversed. Two vendors that stood out the most on this visit and for which I will definitely to go back are Vinnie’s Fresh Pasta Factory and Odessy Olive Oils and Vinegar (http://www.odessyoliveoilsandvinegars.com/index.html). Vinnie’s fresh pasta is a mouth-watering treat (spinach-red pepper fetuccini) for a very reasonable price of $4 per lb; not only is it made fresh right in front of your eyes, but it is also made with a smile. At Odessy you will find a wide variety of organic olive oils and vinegars (a yummy sicilian lemon balsamic) and the expertise and great service of Robert Lalla.
Farmers market are all about the people that gather every week to showcase their goods and about finding those special treats that give visitors joy. Based on these two factors, the Hamilton Farmers Market is worth the drive and a visit!
At the “Mercado Municipao” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, vintage is the norm when it comes to the logistics of the operation.
Presentation, presentation, presentation!
There’s no shortage of olive oil at the “Mercado Municipao” in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Open all year round, the Union Square farmer’s market provides a fresh atmosphere for New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Special corn deals at Union Square Farmer’s Market, New York City
A transaction goes smoothly at the St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market in St. Jacob’s, Ontario.
Countless of delicious treats abound at the St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market.
The farmer’s market at St. Jacobs, Ontario is part of the Mennonites’ way of life.
Saturday has arrived again and with it a new chance to visit one of my new favourite places, the farmer’s market! Although I have been visiting these markets for a while, only until recently have I started to fully appreciate the beauty of the community gathering, the freshness of the produce, and the excitement of indulging on a new treat never tasted before. I recall how much of a hassle it was, as a kid in Colombia, having to stop playing with friends to accompany my grandmother to the market…fortunately I have grown up!
Today I would like to share with you a small collection of photos from some of the recent farmer’s market that have caught my attention: The “Mercado Municipao” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with its electric atmosphere and filled with perfectly displayed product. The Farmer’s Market at Union Square, being an oasis of freshness in the middle of bustling Manhattan. And, the more quaint and historic St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market, with the special touch of the mennonite tradition.
More markets to come…stay tuned!