The St. Catharines Farmer’s Market provides a chance for students, residents and out of town-ers alike to gather together and support locally grow crops, meats, cheeses as well as the farmers themselves. Located downtown in the Market Square on the corner of King Street and James Street, the market is dedicated to providing the highest quality of fresh, local grown food. Part of what makes the market experience so great is that it is a very social environment. If you have any questions about the products you are buying you can simply ask – an added bonus that most big-box and chain grocery stores could never match. Additionally, when choosing the farmers market you know you are getting the cleanest, safest produced commodities as everything is locally grown on small independent farms. The benefits of farming this way are overwhelming when compared to the “Mega Farms” which entails over-crowding of animals, over-leeching of natural soil, among many other issues.
Also, the farmer’s market provides a wide variety of goods ranging from baked pastries and a variety of fresh breads, European Meats, chicken, beef, seafood, Lebanese and Mexican specialty dishes, locally procured honey flowers, jams, spices and many more coveted items that are hard to find in your avergae store. So for those of you looking for a traditional shopping experience – one that predates the modern store as well as provides the best quality of products imaginable, check out the farmer’s market open year round on Thursday and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.and on Tuesday Sept. 2 to Dec. 30, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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