Full House at Long Sault Farmer’s Market by Reg Coffey – September 9, 2012

Setting Up For A Market Day In Long Sault

It was a full lot at the Long Sault Farmer’s Market on Friday, September 7th. With two new vendors rounding out the compliment of sellers we filled the available space on the grass in front of the Long Sault Shopping Centre. I would like to point out that my pictures don’t really show the number of shoppers that come to the market simply because I have to take my pictures when no one is waiting for coffee.

Our first new vendor was Ray Beauregard of Ray-Mar Farms. Ray is a familiar face in South Stormont having been the deputy mayor for a number of years. He brought his produce and home grown but fully inspected poultry to great pleasure of the shoppers and vendors alike. One of the things we were missing in our market was meat but now we have Ray-Mar’s poultry to round out the locally produced food products. A shopper can now buy a complete meal at our market.

Ray Beauregard with Ray-Mar Farms

The second new booth at our market is our first craft vendor. Janice Beverdam and her company Plum Heritage Quilts came to the market to sell her home made and imported craft products. In the picture below you can see Janice in the middle of homemade woven and quilted products while holding ceramic peppers imported from Mexico.

Janice Beverdam with Plum Heritage Quilts

The produce vendors are stocking the latest crop of fall vegetables while still carrying the last of the summer produce. Andrew from Avonmore Berry Farm told me that there should still be three weeks of sweet corn left so just because it’s September doesn’t mean you should give up on fresh produce. I bought some fresh picked strawberries from him and I have to tell you that they were still sweet and flavourful.

There are still 4 more market days left in this season so be sure to drop by on Friday afternoons from 2 PM until six and pick up your fresh produce, poultry, bakery products and yummy Thai food. Oops, I almost forgot to mention the fresh roasted coffee.

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