The Meaford Market
I love any excuse to head over to the Meaford area because there are so many great places to visit. There is the Factory Outlet, there’s Grandma Lambs and the Coffin Ridge Winery is nearby. One of my favourite places is EcoInhabit located in an old barn on the south side of Highway 26 just east of town. Inside, the beautifully renovated space is home to an unique shop that sells environmentally friendly building supplies; organic and natural kitchen, bed, bath and personal care products; and locally crafted custom furniture and cabinetry. The owners are living proof that you can build and/or renovate in a healthy and sustainable way.
The building is also now home to The Market which offers an excellent selection of goods grown or produced within 100 miles of Meaford. The market was previously located in downtown Meaford but with its new location and owners, the business has the opportunity to expand which is very good news indeed.
On a recent visit, I was able to buy some delicious raw honey produced by a local apiary. I got the most wonderful Kamut pitas by baker, Vitold Kreutzer, some organic veggies, red lentil pasta and a hand-made hummingbird feeder made by a retired farmer who happened to walk into the store while I was there.
The market carries fresh bread and eggs, as well as fresh fish, beef, pork, chicken.elk and bison meat as well as prepared meals. They carry local jams, honey, maple syrup, pickles, chutneys, salsa, pasta sauce, pasta. Dairy products include goat and sheep cheese, goat milk, goat and sheep yogurt, and organic milk, ice cream, butter, cottage cheese and yogurt. You’ll also find a wide variety of flours, beans, rice, quinoa, cereals, baking supplies, tea, locally roasted Ashanti coffee, sauces and many other common pantry and grocery items.
The Market is open Wednesday to Sunday. Maybe we’ll see you there.