This year, Canada turns 156, and the City of St Thomas has events planned in 1Password Park for the afternoon, but how should you spend the morning? At the market of course!
Maybe you intend on hosting a celebration at home with your family and friends. What better place to get fresh ingredients, snacks and more for your event than the Horton Farmers’ Market?
With an array of delicious, ripe and ready produce, you’ll be sure to impress your guests with a fantastic festive feast. If you’re planning to bring out the barbecue, you’re in luck! Our meat vendors always bring delectable meats, fresh and ready for your grill. And with fresh vegetables, you could fashion some mouthwatering kebabs, rich with flavour. Don’t forget to include some of Big Dog’s delicious hot sauces like Iron Horse, a beer based sauce using Railway City Brewing Co.’s Iron Spike Copper Ale with smoked habaneros, sweet onion, minced garlic, sea salt and yellow sugar. Or, stick with the classic original sauce, with smoked habaneros, red bell peppers and roma tomatoes, sure to bring out the flavour and heat of a tender slab of meat.
If you’re an individual who enjoys cooking from scratch and looking for a way to keep cool, why not try your hand at some freshly homemade strawberry ice cream? Using delicious sweet strawberries from local farming vendors like Howe’s, and milk from Mistyglen Creamery, you’ll be sure to steal the Saturday with this treat.
If you’re more interested in a crunch, our locally grown cucumbers, radishes, lettuce and spinach will upgrade your festive meal. Toss together a fresh, crisp salad to beat the heat. If you’re craving a zest, upgrade your salad with a homemade dressing, put together with some of Gully Ridge Farms’ garlic powder.
What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to finish the night with our national colours with Red and White wine from everyone’s favourite local winery, Quai du Vin! Their sophisticated and smooth wines are a great way to wind down with friends. Suppose you want to keep the party going. In that case, Railway City Brewing Co. has some great craft beers for sale, such as the zesty and fruit-filled juice caboose or the refreshing flavour of the Crew Lager. One of their most popular brews, Orange Creamsic Ale, will leave your taste buds bursting!