Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market

Fredericton Boyce Farmer's MarketI go for the chicken.

The Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market offers up everything from sausages to hand-knit hats to fresh produce every Saturday from 6am – 1pm, but we go for the chicken. It turns out that real chicken, the kind that isn’t pumped full of water before you buy it, is flavourful and has a wonderful texture.

What’s on offer at the Market isn’t just locally-raised but sold at prices competitive with the big grocery chains, so we get to support our local economy, not pay any more, and get a far superior product. Win/win/win!

And did I mention it’s delicious? (Don’t get me started on the bacon…) Continue reading

Queen’s Square Farmer’s Market, Saint John NB

Queen's Square Farmer's MarketAs the weather turns chilly and we start bundling up for winter, I find myself thinking over all the fun things we did and interesting places we saw this summer. One of our toddler’s favourite Saint John summer activities was the Queen’s Square Farmer’s Market, a somewhat informal collection of vendors set up roughly bi-weekly in the South End. Continue reading

LaHave Bakery, Nova Scotia

Leaving my mother’s cottage in East Port Medway, Highway 331 winds along the Lighthouse Route on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, whisking us past the green lawns and carefully tended flower gardens of rural homes set far back from the road, and occasionally opening up to allow a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the rocky shoreline.

Slowing down to 50 km/hr, we approach the small town of LaHave. The roads narrow, and houses come closer to the road, eventually perching right on the edge of the street. Parking is a challenge during the summer, but now, mid-May, we’re able to find a spot right in front of the LaHave Bakery. Continue reading