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helenhelen Aug 19, 2012 03:08 PM

going to PEC next weekend and was wondering if the wellington farmer's market is worth a visit?

thanks to this board, i have written down places to dine or visit (blumen, east and main, vicki's veggies, slicker's, black river cheese, etc.)

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    Arcadiaseeker RE: helenhelen Aug 20, 2012 04:19 AM

    I have been by there but not visited the vendors. It looks quite small compared to markets here (a small church parking lot with no more than 10 vendors tops) but I know people who buy their bread from one of the vendors and apparently it is very good. The nice thing is you can always head over to Tall Poppy for a coffee or take a stroll through the very pretty lakeside park next to it if you don't find the market all that interesting.

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      mbe RE: Arcadiaseeker Aug 20, 2012 10:25 AM

      I went two weeks ago and the bread was indeed very good, I had something with rye in it and asked them for a "well done" loaf which they were happy to dig around to find for me.
      There was also a woman selling kitchen antiques (bought a few) and her daughter who had some lovely baked goods (there was another baked goods vendor as well with more traditional butter tars, pies etc..). There was a maple syrup vendor, and at least two people selling veg, one of whom was organic.
      If you need more of a selection in the veg department you can head thereafter to Hagermans which is towards Picton just before you reach the roundabout. Barley Days brewery is in that vicinity too.

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      helenhelen RE: helenhelen Aug 20, 2012 03:17 PM

      also found out this is happening next weekend. looks amazing!

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        Arcadiaseeker RE: helenhelen Aug 22, 2012 03:36 AM

        Vicki's heirloom tomato fest is fabulous -- I went a few years ago and came home with baskets and baskets of them. Plus her farm is a lovely spot to visit.

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          iamafoodie RE: Arcadiaseeker Aug 22, 2012 07:03 AM

          Vicki's is hosting a free tomato tasting on Labour Day weekend, Sept. 1 & 2. They have over 100 varieties this year.

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            helenhelen RE: iamafoodie Aug 22, 2012 08:20 PM

            that's what my link was about :)

            can't wait to grab some nice tomatoes from vicki's.. i am growing some heirloom varieties in my backyard too, but they are slow to grow this year and are all still small and green, so i won't be harvesting for a couple of weeks yet.

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              helenhelen RE: helenhelen Aug 26, 2012 12:20 PM

              oops.. i kept thinking the tomato festival was this weekend but it's next weekend. :(
              picked up a quart of heirloom tomatoes though..

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        peppermint pate RE: helenhelen Aug 22, 2012 07:11 AM

        Recently returned from my first real trip to the County - loved every second of it. I can't speak to the farmer's market in Wellington but one thing you should bear in mind is that there are roadside farm stalls set up throughout the county on a daily basis. On our last day, we just drove around and picked up random things at various spots. I second the rec for Vicki's Veggies - they have a very sweet little shop in the front of the farm (unsupervised with a little red money tin to leave your cash in) and it's in a particularly stunning corner of the County. Enjoy.

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          helenhelen RE: peppermint pate Aug 22, 2012 08:20 PM

          thanks for the report - can't wait!

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          helenhelen RE: helenhelen Aug 23, 2012 10:30 PM

          for the drive to picton from toronto, is there anywhere good and convenient to stop along the way (during the first half of the drive) for a quick dinner? either quick or maybe even takeout?


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