Nearly zero fresh produce at home. Dreaded flipping through grocery store flyers, and realized the clear choice on this gorgeous day was a farmers’ market. But how far would one have to trek on a Sunday?
As far as Square One. An Internet search yielded results and hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) for the Mississauga Lions Farmers’ Market at 3 Robert Speck Pkwy.
THE LIST Eggplant, cauliflower, zucchini, red peppers.
IMPULSE BUYS Two baskets of peaches, field cucumbers, yellow peppers.
BEST DEAL Two eggplants priced at $1 apiece. The vendor reduced them to $0.75 “since they’re small.”
RANDOM MOMENT Vendor broke into song as I passed by. Requested Whitney Houston, since it was her birthday. He obliged, choosing I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
WHAT I LEARNED Yellow watermelon … who knew?
WHY I’LL RETURN Delightful service from all vendors, and creativity-inducing photo opportunities. It’s wonderful meeting the farmers who grow our food, and hyperlocal entrepreneurs.
REMINDER Carry small bills, lots of change, and water.