With fall just around the corner, Greenbelt markets are inundated with an abundance of new local fruits and vegetables. We challenge you to try incorporating more in-season local produce in your everyday meals and snacks.
To help you get the most of the products available at the end of September, we’ve pulled together a list with the products you could be enjoying during breakfast, lunch and dinner - don’t forget about dessert! Try bringing grapes and pears as a school or work snack, or you could add the two in a salad with spinach, cooked barley and walnuts with your favourite vinaigrette.
Click on the fruits or vegetables to see a list with the closest farm or farmers’ market that sells the product.
While at your local farmers’ market or farm don’t forget to pick up local honey and maple syrup to sweeten up your favourite dishes. Add a new layer of flavour to your dishes with local herbs - try adding thyme to any mushroom dish to add a complimentary favour to the earthy taste of mushrooms.
– Andreea Nicoara