Today was a beautiful day and I finally made it to Nathan Phillip Square. Every Wednesday they have a farmer’s market. Now I’ve written that Toronto doesn’t have anything like Jean Talon Market in Montreal, and that’s true. We do have wonderful smaller versions of it, though that are like little jewels in a large bustling metropolis where most fruit and vegetables come packaged or at least a day old. Nathan Phillip Square is in front of City Hall and right next to The Eaton Centre (large downtown shopping mall and tourist Mecca) and in the hub of finance and government offices. It's like taking a mini trip to the country on your lunch hour.
I can't believe I haven't written about it before and since I didn't take too many pictures of produce today, I will share some I took last September so you can see what we have to look forward to - like.....
Back to today...it really was a treat to be able to shop for apples (still early in the season, but the crunchy Paula Reds I bought were delicious) and corn that was picked early this the morning. (Guess what's for supper?) Go around lunchtime, like I did, and you get to munch on Canadian bacon on a bun, roasted corn on the cob ($3 for one, which I had to have, even though I bought some corn to take home (3 for $1)
Not pleasant enough for you, with all that lovely produce, fresh honey and flowers all around ….
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