Farmers’ markets across Nova Scotia are celebrating the second annual Farmers’ Market Week (3-10 August) – the only event of its kind in Canada. The festivities highlight the wonderful fresh food, artisan products and local crafts available at more than 40 markets province-wide. Rustik Magazine has teamed up with Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia to profile some of the vendors and producers that make up Nova Scotia’s vibrant markets.
1) What is your local farmers’ market and what do you most love about it?
I love that the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market is one-stop shopping. It has all the food my family loves, plus I can get treats, fresh bread, wedding, anniversary and new baby gifts. and I can talk directly to the person who has grown, produced or made the items.
2) What is your favourite thing to grow/cook and why?
Pork chops, or haddock, with new potatoes, carrots and beets. It is a quick and healthy meal and it is all available at my farmers market.
3) As a child, which foods/veggies did you avoid? And now?
As a child I liked all food and I like them even more now that I can buy them locally.
4) What one ingredient/food would you eat for breakfast, lunch and supper?
5) What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
Locally baked bread, eggs and locally roasted coffee.