Heritage Green Farmers’ Market brings fresh to Stoney Creek

News Jun 27, 2017 by Mike Pearson Hamilton Spectator

The Heritage Green Farmers' Market has sprouted in upper Stoney Creek.

The market opened June 8 and includes a wide range of vendors, with local fruits and vegetables, wine, honey, handcrafted giftware items and local food trucks. It continues Thursday afternoons through October, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Family Church of Heritage Green, 360 Isaac Brock Dr. Limited on-site parking is available.

It's believed to be the first farmers' market in Ward 9 and is within walking distance for hundreds of residents in nearby subdivisions.

"We were hearing from families in the area that there was a need for more local food," said market manager Meg Makins.

Depending on the week, between 15 and 20 vendors will turn up, offering different seasonal products.

"They'll be lots of new things to try out," said Makins.

On a recent market day, Brian Murphy of Murphy's Country Produce was selling locally-grown strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, red peppers, tomatoes and other offerings fresh from his Binbrook farm. While the recent heavy rains have delayed some of his crops, such as fava beans, strawberries remained plentiful — and a hot seller.

"We'd rather have not enough rain than too much rain," said Murphy, who uses a drip irrigation system to cope with drought conditions.

Siblings Ron and Tina Bosman of Lincoln Line Orchards were also on hand that day. Their Smithville-based operation grows apples, pears, plums and some peaches.

Hamilton Community News

Heritage Green Farmers’ Market brings fresh to Stoney Creek

News Jun 27, 2017 by Mike Pearson Hamilton Spectator

The Heritage Green Farmers' Market has sprouted in upper Stoney Creek.

The market opened June 8 and includes a wide range of vendors, with local fruits and vegetables, wine, honey, handcrafted giftware items and local food trucks. It continues Thursday afternoons through October, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Family Church of Heritage Green, 360 Isaac Brock Dr. Limited on-site parking is available.

It's believed to be the first farmers' market in Ward 9 and is within walking distance for hundreds of residents in nearby subdivisions.

"We were hearing from families in the area that there was a need for more local food," said market manager Meg Makins.

Depending on the week, between 15 and 20 vendors will turn up, offering different seasonal products.

"They'll be lots of new things to try out," said Makins.

On a recent market day, Brian Murphy of Murphy's Country Produce was selling locally-grown strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, red peppers, tomatoes and other offerings fresh from his Binbrook farm. While the recent heavy rains have delayed some of his crops, such as fava beans, strawberries remained plentiful — and a hot seller.

"We'd rather have not enough rain than too much rain," said Murphy, who uses a drip irrigation system to cope with drought conditions.

Siblings Ron and Tina Bosman of Lincoln Line Orchards were also on hand that day. Their Smithville-based operation grows apples, pears, plums and some peaches.

Hamilton Community News

Heritage Green Farmers’ Market brings fresh to Stoney Creek

News Jun 27, 2017 by Mike Pearson Hamilton Spectator

The Heritage Green Farmers' Market has sprouted in upper Stoney Creek.

The market opened June 8 and includes a wide range of vendors, with local fruits and vegetables, wine, honey, handcrafted giftware items and local food trucks. It continues Thursday afternoons through October, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Family Church of Heritage Green, 360 Isaac Brock Dr. Limited on-site parking is available.

It's believed to be the first farmers' market in Ward 9 and is within walking distance for hundreds of residents in nearby subdivisions.

"We were hearing from families in the area that there was a need for more local food," said market manager Meg Makins.

Depending on the week, between 15 and 20 vendors will turn up, offering different seasonal products.

"They'll be lots of new things to try out," said Makins.

On a recent market day, Brian Murphy of Murphy's Country Produce was selling locally-grown strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, red peppers, tomatoes and other offerings fresh from his Binbrook farm. While the recent heavy rains have delayed some of his crops, such as fava beans, strawberries remained plentiful — and a hot seller.

"We'd rather have not enough rain than too much rain," said Murphy, who uses a drip irrigation system to cope with drought conditions.

Siblings Ron and Tina Bosman of Lincoln Line Orchards were also on hand that day. Their Smithville-based operation grows apples, pears, plums and some peaches.

Hamilton Community News