Not sure if you’ve noticed, but it has been absolutely balmy and beautiful for the past few days. The weather has been a fabulous reminder that summer is on its way – and with summer comes a few of my favourite things: biking to work, lunches outside in the sun, outdoor movie nights at Memorial Park and perhaps best of all, the Downtown Farmers’ Market!
I love being a hop, skip and jump away from Manitoba Hydro, where I can pick up all the beautiful, delicious, local and freshly grown and made items I need for the week in the summertime.
And it turns out, I don’t even have to wait for summer! From now till June, they’re hosting an indoor market on the second Thursday (that’s this week!) of each month at Manitoba Hydro Place.
We’re a ways away from produce season, but in February vendors were still selling garden carrots, a variety of pumpkins, squashes and potatoes, along with delicious baking, preserves, honey, and all kinds of handcrafts.
At the last market I bought a sweetgrass-scented candle from Soy Necessities. It smells delicious and the bonus? They burn for up to 30 hours!
Another thing I would highly recommend would be to pick up some treats for the office from Sweet C Bakery. Could there be a better morale booster than cookies? And they have cute and creative flavours – like coconut lime and mocha (as well as the good ol’ chocolate chip, oatmeal and other standards).
And for dinner that night, I could not resist picking up some frozen perogies, bison smokies and the absolutely most delicious horseradish mustard from Smak Dab.
So put it in your calendar – this Thursday, March 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Manitoba Hydro Place, stock up on some local goods!