Farmers market shopping tips for Thanksgiving weekend

Fall has arrived and with it comes harvest time. The themes at this time of year are abundance and gratitude. The Farmer’s Markets are still bursting now with a new menu of wonderful autumn treats like squash, pumpkins, carrots and potatoes. Wild mushroom season continues, but feast while you can on these beautiful gifts from the forest.

One of the many interesting vendors at the market -local nuts here!
One of the many interesting vendors at the market -local nuts here!

Kelowna Farmer’s & Crafters Market will continue outdoors until end of October so do not despair. Enjoy the plethora of vendors offering their local artisanal goods, baking, crafts, flowers and farmers with vegetables, fruit, chicken, pork, beef, cheese…and more.

Have you ever seen how Brussel sprouts grow?
Have you ever seen how Brussel sprouts grow?

Here at the market, you can purchase all you need to create a true Thanksgiving menu. Traditionally, Thanksgiving celebrations featured the local bounty with ingredients provided by the local farming community. You may even be able to get some turkey at this late date, not a whole one, but maybe a frozen portion to stay traditional.

Russ & Matthew from Sunshine Farms are an example of organic farmers with big hearts
Russ & Matthew from Sunshine Farms are an example of organic farmers with big hearts

This year, please raise a glass of local wine at your Thanksgiving table and give thanks to our land of plenty and to the wonderful farmers who keep their hearts and hands in our soil, tending it to bring forth beautiful food for us to all enjoy. I have never been prouder to be a descendant of multi-generational farmers in my lineage. It was they, alongside their wonderous partner Mother Nature, who fed their villages and families, keeping them strong and healthy for the future.

Cheers!


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