I have to admit, sometimes I buy things at the farmer’s market simply because they look so good that I can't refuse and this week was no exception. When I arrived at the Leslieville Farmer’s Market last Sunday I stocked up on Mennonite farmer David Martin’s summer sausage. It’s simply the best I’ve ever had (given the line-up I stood in to make my purchase I’m going to assume I'm not alone in my opinion). And, as if that wasn’t enough of a reason to buy some, David hand stamps all his labels.
Next stop, Bizjak Farms for apples. Bizjak Farms is a multi-generational family owned business that was established in 1973 by Louis and Maria Bizjak. What can I say, I bought a basket with seven apples and ate three before I got home. Each one sweet, crisp and delicious — plus, how cute are they! When I have had to buy apples for a photo shoots in the past I’m hard pressed to find ones in a store as cute and as perfect as these ones.
[images: Lynda Felton]
I also bought some purple runner beans. I don’t particularly love runner beans but the colour of these was so spectacular I couldn’t resist. And, having them sitting on my counter next to the vase of purple fountain grass I also bought makes me happy.
The Leslieville Farmer’s Market runs every Sunday to October 30th at Jonathan Ashbridge Park between 9am and 2pm!