Eggs now available at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market

Ok ok ok ok ok! I’m back! School is over, the requisite trip back home has taken place, job has been secured. I am crossing my fingers that I will have more time for blogging, now that I don’t have homework and other issues hanging over me!

In case it passed your notice, the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is now open. The market is open every Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm. It will also be open on Canada Day (8:00am-3:00pm), and starting in July it will be open Wednesday afternoons noon – 6:00pm.

Saturday haul.

We’ve gone every weekend that the market has been open so far, and it’s been even better than last year. The produce stands are awash in asparagus and spring greens, and we’re even starting to see carrots and tomatoes. (And of course, Wenkai Liu is back with his wealth of greenhouse-grown Oriental veggies.) Our favourite vendors are back, and there are some new ones.

One of the most exciting additions has been Nature’s Farm eggs from Steinbach. The market was really lacking in two areas: eggs and dairy products. I suspect this is because of the tight grip that marketing boards have on producers, so I am thrilled to see these eggs available directly from the producer. The colour of these eggs is amazing. The chickens are fed with flax, which gives their yolks an amazing orangy-yellow colour. Nature’s Farm also makes a variety of pastas that I’ve written about before.

I’m looking forward to another summer of exploring our local foodshed via the Market. Hopefully, the addition of Nature’s Farm means that there are even more good surprises in store in the years ahead.

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7 Responses to Eggs now available at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market

  1. so glad to hear that the eggs are orangey/yellow…all local eggs i have tried thus far have been very pale and not appealing to eat at all!

  2. Ruth

    Welcome back! Thanks for the tip regarding the Market being open Canada Day. I am hoping fresh strawberries will be available to put on my Canada Flag cake that day. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for sunny weather!

  3. Sarah

    @Ruth: I’m hoping that we’ll see strawberries soon; my husband’s strawberry plant just produced its first tiny berry. :)

  4. Lana

    I have only attended the market once but will definitely go again!

  5. Jen

    Its been ages since I went to the market and will have to check it out. I’d love to get some fresh strawberries!

  6. Reshma

    Glad to hear that eggs are at the market. Do you know if they are free-range chickens?

    • Sarah

      Hi Reshma! From what I understand, the chickens are free-run (ie, not caged), but not pastured (so they can control the feed). They are kept in large, free-run aviaries with room to nest, scratch, roost and do usual chicken things. The eggs are also certified by the Winnipeg Humane Society.

      The producers are at the market, so you can ask them anything you’d like to know!

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