Sunday 18 September 2011

Shopping local--you can find it right in our own backyard!

The Brockville Farmers' Market is a great place to find locally produced veggies, fruit, jams and jellies and all things hand-crafted. If you are in the shop on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday morning, the market is only two blocks away. And you won't want to miss the newest addition to downtown Brockville--Limestone and Ivy. After picking up my samosas and green beans this week in the market before opening the shop, I stopped in to welcome the staff to the downtown, and couldn't help but say hello to the shoes on display. Well, I should have known it would happen--a pair of shoes came home with me! I had a wonderful time at the Lyndhurst Turkey Fair this weekend. For the second year in a row I sat among fabulous quilts, old and new, beautifully displayed in the Anglican Church Hall in Lyndhurst. Lunch was turkey or beef on a bun and a drink. As always, lunch sold out quickly. You could hardly move in downtown Lyndhurst for all the people and cars, tables and tents! For a small community they put together a great little fall fair. The turkey quilt I started after last year's fair is at the top of the pile again so I can finish it before next year's fair! There are many country fairs at this time of year. Strap on a good pair of walking shoes, and take time to savour the season. You won't be disappointed.