Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I have always had a passion for farmer's markets.   I like the old world style of shopping where you know your butcher, baker, and the person who grows your veggies. It is exciting to see local artisans and growers displaying lovingly made hand crafted, homemade small batch products. The Victoria Downtown Farmer's Market is a recent addition to the local market scene and it's fantastic.    This particular market focuses mainly on food and wow, what food is on display here!  There is much to entice: frozen organic pork and turkey, Hilary's cheeses (exquisite peppercorn chevre!), artisan breads, organic greens, homemade pesto, sweet and savoury preserves, spot prawn or crab ravioli and much, MUCH more.   You could easily pick up items here for an impromptu dinner for your loved one (or perhaps one you want to woo!).    Be sure and try chef Brad William's homemade fritters.  They are legendary.  I took a bread making class with Brad as instructor and I can vouch for his baking chops.  Try the apple fritter with maple and bacon.  

This market will be open Wednesdays from 12 to 5 pm April through October.    If you are strolling down Johnson street be sure to visit the Victoria Downtown Farmer's Market. It'll be a sure fire cure for those hump day blues!

Date/Time: Wednesdays, April - October, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Market Square, 560 Johnson Street
For more info:  Maryanne Carmack at marycarmack@gmail.com

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