Have you ventured to your local Farmers Market lately? It can be a fun-filled outing for the whole family on a beautiful fall day. For the shopper in the family, you can purchase a lot of your fresh veggies grown on Canadian soil, honey from local bees, meat and cheese from straight from the farm and baked goods that have been homemade in your community. Have you tasted an apple fresh from the tree lately? And, did you know that root vegetables (that’s carrots and beets and potatoes) are the easiest vegetable to keep and store for several weeks in a cool, dry place?
Speaking of community…if there’s one thing that stands out working at On-Hold Marketing, it’s the fact that it’s a Canadian based and family owned company…which means, all decisions are made right here, right now! I can go to my boss and say, “this customer needs something special”. We can talk about it, and I can get right back to the customer that same day.
I also love the fact that I can confidently say to anyone who asks that we produce a quality product, and that I can walk down the hall to the studio, ask them to tweak something and they’ll make a perfect edit just like they’ve been doing for more than 30 years.
Keeping our resources here in Canada, we are helping our economy and supporting our local community…which takes me back to the farmer’s market.
Kids enjoy the Farmers Market as well…they may even start liking vegetables! Plus, it’s usually free and the perfect wholesome Canadian activity, with a corn maze to run thru and wear off that abundance of energy, a pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin, an apple orchard for apple picking (and tasting of course), wagon rides and even some farm animals to see, feed and touch. The little ones love this! To find the closest market to you, go to www.farmersmarketontario.com.
Get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather, beautiful changing colours and local events.
“Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs, whether it’s artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.” – Martha Stewart