Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fall Trip to Saltspring Island

We took a couple of days off this week to go on a busman's holiday to Ganges on Saltspring, Island, B.C. to visit their Tuesday market called Market in the Meadow because it is held in a small meadow owned by the United Church. We love visiting other markets and other farmers to talk about growing things, to see what other people are growing, to talk to market customers. The Tuesday market is small compared to Ganges Saturday market which has around 150 vendors of all sorts, food, produce, crafts. this small mid week market had 15 vendors, mostly farmers.
We were very impressed by Foxglove Farms' wheelbarrow of watermelons as ours have not been happy this summer and we probably won't have any to sell. They have a south facing site on the side of a hill which gives them a lot more warmth, particularly at night, than we get.
And, as always when we go up to Canada, we came back with hard cider and Seville orange marmalade, two things that are hard to find in this country.

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