Farm Markets

In Farm Markets by Melanie Cons

Get your produce and meats directly from the farm at a roadside stand. Chatham-Kent produces about 20% of all vegetables grown in Ontario. The flavour and health benefits of fresh produce, organically-raised meat and fish fresh from the boat is highly valued here. Once you experience “farm-to-table” cooking, you’ll never want it any other way. Markets and farmgates are dotted throughout the community. For a map of local food producers, go to www.buylocalbuyfreshchathamkent.com.

Chat with the person who grows your apples and tomatoes at a local Farmers’ Market. Farmers’ markets dotted around Chatham-Kent are full of proud growers who will take time to discuss how they grow heirloom tomatoes, preserve their cherry jam, build their birdhouses and knit their baby booties.

•Ridgetown Farmers Market: Ridgeown Event Centre, 180 Main St. E., Ridgetown, 

Open: Victoria Day in June – end of October, 8 am – 1 pm

•Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market: Downtown Wallaceburg • Find us on Facebook

Pick your own blueberries from one of the largest blueberry farms in Ontario. Be sure to grab some lovely blueberry pies and scones for the trip home!

Parks Blueberries: 14815 Longwoods Rd., Bothwell