Hamilton, Ontario is a great place to live because there are so many fun things to do in the immediate area. For those who live in Panoramic Properties’ Southwick Place, one of the best things to visit is the Farmer’s Market. This large, indoor market gives Hamilton residents access to fresh fruits and vegetables that are both delicious and nutritious. No matter what age they are, every member of the family will find something they love about the Hamilton Farmer’s Market. Besides delicious produce, the market even offers cooking classes and educational demonstrations that are as entertaining as they are informative.
Once you have purchased beautiful, fresh produce, the next step is to decide how to serve it. You can use several ingredients at once by making a crisp and tasty cole slaw. Use 3 cups of chopped cabbage, 2 chopped apples, 1 large grated carrot and 2 finely chopped green onions for a wonderful summer dish. Make a dressing out of mayonnaise and brown sugar and add a dash of lemon juice to augment the flavor of the vegetables. Toss the veggie mix in the dressing and you have a fresh dish that is both sweet and tangy.
Another great farmer’s market dish is freshly made salsa. You can taylor a salsa recipe to your own tastes, making it as hot or mild as you wish. To make salsa, you will need fresh tomatoes, corn cut from the cob, fresh onions, garlic, lime juice and cilantro. You can even add fruits to your salsa recipe such as peaches for a mild, sweet flavor. Finely chop all of your salsa ingredients, and add salt to taste. You can serve homemade salsa with corn chips for the perfect appetizer.
With all of the beautiful fruits available at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market during the summer, you can also make some delicious deserts. Why not try a classic apple pie recipe or even a peach cobbler? If you are feeling ambitious, you may also want to try canning some of the produce you buy at the farmer’s market, so you can eat fresh all Winter.