CFN – Judging by the thermometer, summer is in full swing. And, the locally grown farm-fresh produce at Cornwall Seaway Valley Growers’ Market is abundant. This is Cornwall’s original farmers’ market which, in recent years, is located in the Brick parking lot, 1525 Pitt Street in Cornwall. Some of the vendors are open to the public at their farm as well as at the market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Rubicon from Avonmore is an addition to the market this week; their blueberries were causing mouths to water.
Avonmore Berry Farm is but one of the market vendors. Located one mile north of Avonmore on the corner of County Road 15 and Fourth Road, their season begins in June with strawberries. Raspberries follow in mid July along with 20 different varieties of vegetables, apples and pumpkins complete the season in the fall. Their on-farm bakery has become well-known for creating wonderful homemade fruit pies, biscuits, muffins and jams. They are available fresh-baked (also hot from the oven at the farm location), or unbaked & frozen.
Another of the vendors is Swiss Farmer Bakery, which is located at 17234 Mc Neil Rd in Moose Creek, just off Highway 138. This is the bakery’s fourth year with this market and fifteenth year with the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market.
Their baked goods are made with unbleached flour and no preservatives are added. Fresh eggs from their own hens are used for all of the goodies, including bread, buns, pastries and cookies.
They carry two kinds of gluten-free bread and gluten-free lemon-coconut squares.
For your special occasion, Swiss Farmer Bakery offers a wide variety of specialty cakes as well as personalized wedding cakes. If interested, please call Regula at 613-538-2768 for more information about this service.
Sylvie Thibert is The Health Nut. Sylvie has lost 55lbs (4 months) using Ideal Protein Products and has managed to maintain her weight loss since then.
She says that: “Great healthy choices have truly become a way of life for me and my family. I have a huge organic garden, use only natural cleaning products, buy organic food etc….I have done a complete 180 in my life and my body is thanking me for it!!”
At the Market she offers a selection of baked goods, including some gluten-free products.
Alimatt (Just) Farms of Glen Nevis (19918 Little 3rd Road) offers 14 varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, green and yellow zucchini, green and yellow beans, asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, hot peppers, jams and preserves.
Linda’s Garden Goodies (Apple Hill) has homemade jellies, jams, pickled garlic, pickled asparagus, pickled mincemeat, pickled zucchini, chilli sauce, dill carrots, relish, pickled mustard, tomato corn salsa and horseradish.