Haliburton farmers markets / local fish
are there any farmers markets in the haliburton area or fish shops selling local lake fish? Will be staying in the Gooderham area north of bancroft east of norland / kinmount. I remember seeing signs for something south of Kinmount once maybe on hwy 121?
any great food shopping suggestions appreciated - would love to support the local economy!
Until last year, I used to buy rainbow trout at the Peterborough Farmer's Market that was farmed at the Kinmount Fish Farm (Crystal Lake Rd). It was absolutely fantastic, much better than any other farmed trout I've had. Unfortunately, because of the harsh winter we had, I heard that the fish farmer was quitting or cutting back on the number of ponds he grows fish in. However, it would be worth checking out if you are in the area to see if you can still buy fish at the door. Otherwise, there is very little commercial fishing of wild fish in Ontario lakes other than in the largest bodies of water.
There is a new fish market in North Bay, operated by First Nation residents. There was an article about it in the North Bay newspaper, online. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/535381
Further south, you could talk to First Nation residents, some of whom can sell local fish, with a longer season than sportfishing.