We love farmers’ markets, don’t you?
Monica and Liz of Fat Bottomed Girls Garlic

A thriving farmers’ market has a leisurely pace to it, a slow-motion hustle and bustle. There might be music somewhere … there is lots of conversation and laughter. Often, there are fantastic locally grown and produced products to sample.

In 2024, Fat-Bottomed Girls Garlic will be at the Lindsay Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, starting May 5 and, yes, we will have products to taste.

One of the impressive things about the Lindsay Farmers’ Market is the variety of clientele – there are the local patrons, the regulars who appear weekly. As the season progresses, if one of the regulars does not appear, we will notice and wonder if they are ok, or maybe on vacation.

Then there are the seasonal customers, the cottagers, the family visiting family, the “just passing through on the way to the cottage” folks. They bring the energy of humans on an adventure and this market stop becomes part of their travel story. We need to make it a good one.

Across the province, farmers’ markets are struggling. Interest seems to be declining, sales are down, and vendors (farmers, for the most part) are suffering for it. If you want a good weekend adventure, take a drive into the country and visit a farmers’ market. It can be part of a great day out and your patronage can help support Ontario farmers and artisans.

Of course, we’d love to see you in Lindsay on a Saturday morning! If that isn’t within reach, check out this link to a directory of farmers’ markets in Ontario to see if there is one close by.

What is your favourite memory of a visit to a farmers’ market? Let us know in the comments section below!