Even in the Rain Hamilton's Farmers' Markets Shine

There has been a lot of activity in the last week at Hamilton's Farmers' Markets despite constant rain.  Saturday saw the opening of the Locke Street Farmers' Market in their new location at the corner of Locke and Herkimer in the Locke Street Auto parking lot.  The farmers and restaurants on Locke St are preparing for next Saturday's Taste of Locke food festival where eateries along Locke St will be preparing mouth watering delicacies prepared from local ingredients provided by farmers' market vendors.

Also on Saturday at the Ottawa Street Farmers' Market the rain didn't stop kids from having fun at the Oliver's Garden Project where the little sprouts could plant seeds, learn yoga and take part in a cooking demo.

Dundas Farmers' Market opened with a bang as thunderstorms rocked the Hamilton area.  However, Dundas residents still came out to support their local Farmers.  Here is Mike from Paterno Nurseries taking shelter from the rain.

 Fenwood Farm was also out selling their organic Chicken and Pork products to a happy customer. 

Scotscraig Farm was also busy selling their seasonal produce.

 Both Scotscraig and Fenwood farms will be local stops on the Roural Routes bus tour on Saturday, July 7th.  Tickets are available at Homegrown Hamilton.

Malcolm and Kathie from Scotscraig Farm were nice enough to share a great seasonal recipe:


10 garlic scapes, finely chopped
1/2 cup parmesan
1/3 cup slivered almonds (toasted or not)
1/2 cup olive oil
Sea salt to taste

Simply blend all the ingredients in a food processor, a blendor or with a mortar and pestle!

Click here for a complete list of everything you need to know about Hamilton's many farmers' markets.

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