Eggplant, Whitney, and Samples Galore

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.

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THE LIST Eggplant, cauliflower, zucchini, red peppers.

IMPULSE BUYS Two baskets of peaches, field cucumbers, yellow peppers.

SAMPLES Endless fruit, salad dressing, and kombucha.

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?

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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.

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