Saturday morning at St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

Simply put, I woke up really early on Saturday to get some fruits and vegetables. But it was much more than that. St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market is the place to go for fresh, local and handcrafted goodies from large, ripe tomatoes to wooden furniture. Apparently this isn’t a secret either, as the parking lot was almost full at 8 a.m.

My plan wasn’t to grab a week’s worth of produce, but to browse and pick up a few things for my parents. I couldn’t resists grabbing an apple strudel (baked fresh that morning) as well as this huge tomato.

I also picked up some maple syrup from a man named Edgar. He lives about 30 minutes from St. Jacobs and makes his own maple syrup which he sells at the market. After choosing a bottle of his amber variety, Edgar asked if I was taking the syrup out of the area. He started this map earlier in June to see where his syrup is being enjoyed around the world and it’s filling up quickly. Through a simple map and some pins, Edgar’s passion for syrup making shone through and gave me a new perspective – truly an inspiration.

Onto the next adventure,

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