Ottawa Farmer’s Market

May 6, 2008

The Ottawa Farmer’s Market opened this past Sunday, May 4th at Lansdowne Park and I decided to finally go for the first time. I parked my car in the free parking lot (always a bonus) and headed towards the throngs of people.

It was really organized and there was a variety of stuff for sale. I was most interested in the Bloody Dock from Acorn Creek Garden Farm:

At $5 a pot I didn’t buy it and instead gave in to my growling stomach with a breakfast from Bearbrook Farm that included game meat sausage at the Food Court. A few vendors caught my eye while strolling through the market: the Glengyle Garlic vendor from whom I bought some Music seed bulbs last year and never put in the ground (oops!), a sheep vendor with $90 sheep skins, and Take Charge Teas with their different blends of herbal teas. There was also a couple of miniature horses from Mickie’s Miniatures for me to feed and pet:

Unfortunately these minis were only here for the one day though you can get a ride with Max and Willie, two Clydesdale horses from Navandale Farm, throughout the season. This year the Ottawa Farmer’s Market will be opening on Thursdays starting June 26th from 2 PM – 7 PM.

2 Responses to “Ottawa Farmer’s Market”

  1. Nancy Bond Says:

    What a great way to spend an afternoon!

  2. sammyqc Says:

    Hey, Kathy. $5/a pot for the Bloody Dock aka Bloody Sorrel?? That’s robbery! I have one that I bought a few years ago, that I could divide and give you a little piece if you like. They are hardy here, although most sites say they are only hardy to zone 6. They are supposed to be easy from seed, so I’ll have to try and remember to collect seed this fall. If you are interested, I also have some Japanese Giant Red Mustard seeds, which look really pretty and are edible, and might be up your alley, as well. I’m growing a few this year for the first time, and I think they look really cool.
    I’ll be going to the Farm sale this weekend, and could bring them with me then. And another brug, too. I could bring a Frosty Pink, Peach Candida, Versicolor Peach, or a noid white, take your pick! (The white is probably the easiest and most forgiving, but the Candida is really easy too.)

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