Food For Thought – Carp Farmers’ Market

Img_1948 This week Food For Thought visited the Carp Farmers’ Market, just outside Ottawa, and named the Most Improved Farmers’ Market in Ontario in 2005.

Pictured here is one of the prepared food vendors, Margaret Reid.  She and her family make sugar-free organic spreads and salsas, and you’d never know the sugar is missing.  She doesn’t use any artificial sweeteners, either!

Img_1946 Jim Keith and Elizabeth Harker have a sheep farm in Lanark, Ontario, and that’s where Jim makes his Back Forty Artisan Cheese.  I liked his Highland Blue the best, and it won a ribbon at the prestigious Royal Winter Fair cheese competitions in Toronto.

I also had a chance to sample some bison from Richard Allan’s Battle River Bison Company, with a ranch near Perth, Ontario, and steak and kidney pie from Rosanna Salter’s English Pie Shop. There is good British food, there really is!  And while I didn’t get a chance to talk to her, ‘the girl with the most Cake’ had crowds of people around her booth, Brigitte_main2 admiring her handiwork.  If you want to listen to the audio of this week’s item in streaming RealAudio, click here.

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