Just a quick note to let people know that the Main Street Farmer’s Market starts this Saturday in the parking lot of Saint Paul University (on Main Street, but of course). Similarly to the popular Lansdowne Market (held on Sundays), all meat and produce will be sold by the farmers who produced it and the market will only be open to growers within 100 miles (that’s 160 km) of Ottawa.
The market will be open from 9 am until 2 pm for the next three Saturdays. If it is a success, Sustainable Living Ottawa East hopes to extend it into the fall and begin it earlier next summer. So far eight farmers have signed up and a chef from the Green Door Restaurant across the street will be giving cooking demonstrations.
For more info see this recent Ottawa Citizen article: Lansdowne market success spawns stalls in Ottawa East.