I’ve been making an effort to get out and visit the local farmer’s markets lately and I have completely rediscovered the meaning of fresh! Eating local is beneficial for so many reasons but you simply can’t beat food that was plucked from the berry bush or pulled up from the soil just hours beforehand.
Local berries are super soft, incredibly juicy and have the most beautiful and vibrant colouring.
Many local farmer markets also sell more than just produce. I came back today with fresh produce, grass-fed beef, pastured eggs and this gorgeous applewood board as shown in the photos above. I instantly fell in love with it! The board is food safe so I can use it as a serving dish, a centre piece or as a food photography prop. If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, you can purchase a similar board at the Waterdown Farmers Market from Rogue Custom Milling + Woodwork. My wood is lighter than pictured as the photos have been edited darker. The directions I received were to spread a small amount of walnut oil to keep the wood in pristine condition for years to come.
Summer is quickly passing us by and there in no time like now to get out, support your local farmers and enjoy some unbelievably fresh food.