Farmer’s Market Carleton Place

Have you had a chance to visit the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market yet?? Located in the Market Square on the corner of Beckwith and Lake Avenue East in Carleton Place, it is a wonderful place to visit on Saturday mornings. The market is open every Saturday from mid-May until Thanksgiving from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. They have a wonderful variety of vendors including those selling fresh fruits and veggies, herbs and a variety of prepared foods. You can even attend the free yoga class from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. held every Saturday.

Some of the great people you’ll meet each week are:

Paul the Master Gardener: Do you have questions about gardening?? This is the perfect opportunity to discuss with an expert! Paul is available to chat with you about all of your gardening needs. Feel free to stop in and visit with Paul any Saturday this season!

Hamsa Yoga presents Yoga at the Market: Join Hamsa Yoga for a relaxing Saturday morning yoga practice held on the grounds just next to the Farmer’s Market. This great, free event is perfect for all levels of Yogi’s. Start your day off with a practice and then head over to visit your favourite vendors under the Market Square.

Raj’s Indian Kitchen: A tasty addition to the Farmer’s Market! Offering a wide variety of traditional Indian cuisine, many of their items are gluten-free and/or vegan. Raj’s has a great selection of menu items that changes weekly. Check out their Facebook page to stay updated on what their menu will be each Saturday.

Beckwith Berries: During Strawberry season, Beckwith Berries will be at the Market offering freshly picked, local strawberries. Beckwith Berries is known for their local strawberry farm and “pick-your-own” option. Leave the picking to them! They’ll be at the Market with baskets full of pre-picked berries. A tasty treat during the summer!

Path Back Farms: Offering chemical and pesticide-free organic vegetables, Path Back Farms is located between Almonte & Carleton Place. They offer a 16-week farm share as well as their weekly offerings of eggs & veggies which they bring to the market.

The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market has evolved over the years. It is a great addition to Downtown. They do take on new vendors yearly, so, if you’re interested in being a vendor be sure to check out their website: Don’t miss out on visiting this great Market! They do have unique event’s most weekends so be sure to check them out on Facebook weekly.

Almonte Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday, from May-October, local farmer’s and makers gather in the parking lot of the Almonte Public Library to sell their fresh produce, locally raised meats, fresh baking, pottery, woodwork, preserves, maple syrup and much more! The first market was held, in its current location, in 1990. It is open from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 

This year vendors include: 

Little Mississippi Juice Company: Local business owner Clare Carty offers cold-pressed juices that are super tasty and also packed with vitamins and nutrients. Clare normally operates out of Carriageway Studios, just off of Mill Street in Almonte. You are free to stop by the studio during her business hours to pick up frozen products as well as pre-order fresh juices. She will also be at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday.  You really must try my favourite “Sweet Beet Juice”  Pick-up some delicious juice this weekend! 

Back Forty Artisan Cheese: Coming all the way from the Hamlet of Mississippi Station, they are a small farm and sheep dairy. All of their raw sheep milk is used to create unpasteurized cheeses. They focus on animal welfare, quality home grown feed and pasture as well as land stewardship. Their high-quality milk is carefully refined into the most delicious cheese!

Grassroots Furniture Company: Clayton based woodworking company Grassroots Furniture focuses mainly on beautiful serving boards and cutting boards. He is also available to handle larger custom commission work. The wood he uses is locally harvested from his bush lot property. He then mills and seasons the lumber himself. Visit him every second Saturday at the Farmer’s Market. 

Laine Herbals: If you’re a fan of aromatherapy and essential oils, this is a vendor you won’t want to miss! She describes her inspiration as coming from her “deep love and respect for plants and her experience working with energetic healing modalities”. All of her products are organic, fair trade and locally grown. 

Earth’s Mirth: A more traditional Farmer’s Market vendor, Earth’s Mirth have both perennial flower and vegetable gardens in the Village of Lanark. In the spring they offer a large selection of heirloom vegetable, herbs and annual flowers. In the summer months, you’ll enjoy their salad greens, herbs, vegetables and berries. All fresh and locally grown!  These are just a few of the amazing local businesses that will have products available at the weekly Farmer’s Market. You can even stop by on Saturday morning with your dull knives in hand – they have a sharpening company every week!.  Whatever you decide, be ready to enjoy some wonderful local treats. Just steps from the downtown shopping area, this is the perfect way to begin any summer weekend.