Wednesday, August 14, 2013
To Market, To Market
With a great number of fruit growers and even a flower stand, the market at Metro Hall(aka David Pecaut Square) is one of the most colourful. Both Warner Farms and Andrews Scenic Acres have a broad range of fruit at the moment. The last of the sour cherries, black currants, and black raspberries jostle for space with gooseberries, white and red currants, raspberries, black berries and the early peaches and plums.
Thames Valley Melons always has great corn. A favourite variety, Navaho, is already over for the year but Gourmet Sweet has taken its place. Of their specialty, melons, their yellow watermelons are always impressive.
It has become a tradition to go to the Sorauren market on the long weekend Monday since it's to far to get to on a working Monday. Like East Lynn, this market attracts young families albeit with a bit more of a hippy vibe. Compare to its early days, there are a lot of prepared food vendors, most of them grouped together by the building which houses the market in the winter. While the rest of this market is quite spacious, this area is crammed but it was well worth the lineup to get a bowl of lobster bisque with corn fritters from My Little Dumplings.