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The Preston Farmers' Market is a locavore's dream
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 27 September 2012 16:49
As one of the newest local markets to open up in Ottawa, the Preston Farmers' Market will soon be closing its doors for the season as the cooler weather arrives. This outdoor market has seen major success over the summer, as visitors and residents make their way to Little Italy to shop for fresh produce and munch on comfort foods provided by small restaurants trying to make a name for themselves.
In an interview with Apt613, Leela Ramachandran, operator of the vendor Chelsea Gardens, said that all of the businesses featured at the Preston Farmers' Market are just some of many that are pushing for the Canadian capital to become a more locally-centred city.
"We all believe strongly in fostering sustainable connections between producers and consumers, and the market is small enough that we can really get to know each other," Ramachandran told the news source.
According to the news source, residents and businesses banded together this year to prevent the market from closing down, and locals have begun to call Preston "The Little Market That Could."
People who travel through Canada with the sole purpose of enjoying the Great White North's stunning landscapes may be pleased to know that cities like Ottawa are making bold moves to help the entire nation lower its carbon footprint. Farmers' markets are just one of many ways that the Canadian capital is saving the beautiful environment that surrounds the city.
What sets Preston apart
One hundred percent of the goods sold at the Preston Farmers' Market are grown within the nearby vicinity of the capital, by people who may even call Ottawa home throughout the year. Additionally, vendors are keen on providing their unique goods to those who would appreciate them most, such as locavores staying in Ottawa accommodations.
Among the many food stalls situated on Preston Street during the Saturday market is Suzy Q Doughnuts, which few visitors can resist. Never mind the typical glazed doughnut, how about trying a maple bacon one? Why not give the lemon pistachio or spicy Mexican chocolate doughnuts a go? The menu changes every month, so travellers can expect to see something different every time they travel to Ontario.