Farm Markets. They're great any time through the summer, but at this time of year they're just wonderful, a pleasure to visit, brimming with fresh veggies. There are several weekly Farmer's Markets in the area, there are farm stands at the end of lanes, and there are a few commercial farm markets, like Misty Meadows Country Market in Conn, Ontario.
We stopped there on the way to visit our grand-daughter last week, and found it packed with fresh fruit and veggies. We've watched this market grow from the time it was a wagon at the side of the road.
They soon expanded to a store, carrying a lot of goods in demand by the local Mennonite community.
Now they've expanded even further with a big outdoor fruit and veggies stand, carrying both local and Ontario produce. The relatively new Elmira Produce Auction provides a lot of produce from Mennonite farms all over south-western Ontario.
I was tempted to buy a lot more, but we stuck to what we could actually use, especially a large volume of tomatoes for canning (for making sauce in the cold days of winter).
And we got two large baskets of Niagara peaches. The next day they got transformed into jam, syrup and canned peaches! Great for the middle of winter.
I was amused by this 'fence' of sliced cedar trunks and branches, put in place to keep cars from parking too close.
They are actual cedar logs, cut in half, but with a branch left still attached. Somebody went to a lot of work!