Hamilton’s Farmers’ Markets

We are finally in the height of the growing season, which means that local fruit and vegetables are available now more than ever.  As many of you may already know, you don’t have to go far to get the freshest produce – it’s practically at your door!  The City of Hamilton is surrounded by a diverse and flourishing farming community, and these farmers are more than happy to share their harvest with everyone.

The City of Hamilton boasts a variety of farmers’ markets, the largest being the Downtown Hamilton Farmers’ Market.  The downtown market offers a variety of meats and fish, cheese, fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, baked goods, pasta, and so much more!  The market also hosts events, programs and cooking demo’s.  “Programs are facilitated by the City of Hamilton Farmers’ Market, market vendors, food experts, and a variety of community agencies and non-profit organizations.”  To find out what’s happening in the market this weekend, click here.  Tourism Hamilton has posted this list which includes information about each of the farmers’ markets in and around Hamilton, their operating days and times.

A healthy lifestyle includes eating right, exercising and striving for work-life balance.  The Mohawk College Library is the best place to start  achieving those goals!  Our Health, Wellness & Fitness subject guide has everything you need to get you on the path of health living.  The Films on Demand database also has some great videos about eating on the go, how to prepare meals in minutes, and other videos on achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Mohawk College will soon be opening the doors to the new David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre.  It will house gymnasiums, a fitness centre, an indoor track and much more. So there won’t be any more excuses for avoiding the gym.

Let us know how you stay healthy, and share what you found at your local farmers’ market – we’d love to hear what’s on your plate!

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