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Jul 13, 2008 06:39 PM

Haliburton farmers markets / local fish

Hi there
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!

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  1. - I've never been there but met the owners once and they seem to know what they're doing...

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    1. re: kawarthagirl

      cool - thanks - although it looks more like a restaurant?

      1. re: gallopinggourmet

        I didn't used to. Apparently it was more of a weekend farm stand / bakery / etc... with some classes on the side... I hadn't been to the site in a while... Maybe during the summer, they're still doing more 'pick up and take out' stuff...?

    2. 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.

      1. 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.
        Further south, you could talk to First Nation residents, some of whom can sell local fish, with a longer season than sportfishing.