For those of you who may not be aware, Mississauga’s Celebration Square is playing host to one of the largest farmers market within the Peel region. With a wide variety of local farmers coming from all across Ontario in order to sell the best organic produce you can find.
The farmers market, which is held annually, (every Wednesday from 9am-5pm, June 5th – October 28), since 1975. It has been operated by the Mississauga Central Lions Club. This club is concentrates efforts into projects that better the lives of residents within Mississauga. The farmers market is part of this initiative, as you get to see the families that dedicate their lives to putting food on your kitchen table. The club also uses this event to help raise funds for many of their other initiatives.
What can you expect at the Farmers Market?
Those of you who want to visit the farmers market can look forward to a huge selection of produce, baked goods, dairy and honey products. If you do stop by, make sure to try some of these market favourites:
Homemade pies and baked goods – Just like Nana used to make, these pies are baked with love and will make any dessert lover crumble. Most pies are filled with in-season fruits like strawberries, apples, cherries and blueberries!
Honey – Nothing is sweeter than the taste of locally produced honey – liquid or on the comb. Some vendors even sell honey-based products like beeswax candles and lip balm.
Bread – Who can resist the smell of fresh bread? Pick up a loaf, a baguette, buns or bagels – it will save you a trip to the bakery! Breads pair well with fresh cheese, jams and spreads.
Spreads, jams and preserves – A perfect pairing with toast, a bagel, crackers or some pita bread – spreads, jams and preserves from the farmers market are a great way to excite your taste buds.
Meat – With a wide variety of sausages, bacon and specialty deli meats available, try a sample or pick up something you’ve never tried before.
Oil, vinegar, spices and hot sauce – If you’re looking to try something that is more savoury, bottles of flavoured oil and vinegars are a great choice. They pair really nicely with bread, crackers or to use as salad dressings. Sample some of the Scotch Bonnet hot sauce – it’s sure to kick up the spice level one or two notches!
It should be a great opportunity to enjoy some healthy and organic food located right here in Mississauga.