Ancaster Farmers Market is unique in the extent to which they make their market a complete experience for Ancaster's many locavores. As well as a wide selection of farm vendors Ancaster also hosts many ready to eat prepared items and provides plenty of seating and tables to enjoy it all. A particularly popular spot is a wrap around bench built from salvaged lumber around one of the market's towering trees.
While chowing down on some delicious delicacies patrons enjoyed some fantastic live music. The first act was Mike McCurlie playing some fantastic covers including some skillful renditions of Tom Waits tunes that were especially appreciated by an anonymous Environment Hamilton summer intern. Mike normally performs with his group Banned from Heaven. The second act, Mark Fletcher switched it up with some Celtic music played on the Scottish smallpipes, the mandola and an Irish flute. Mark often plays alongside his band Rant Maggie Rant.
At it's heart, Ancaster is an authentic farmers market and now is the time to pick up fresh produce. Berry Fresh Farms are harvesting some new additions including peaches and corn!
Waterhall Farm is also a regular in Ancaster. As regulars to the Hamilton Eat Local blog know, Environment Hamilton will host a bus trip to Waterhall on August 18th at 10:30 am. Visit Homegrown Hamilton to purchase your tickets before they sell out.
Normally, access to the farmers market is off 37 Halson Street between the Church and the Parish Hall every Wednesday from 3-7pm. However, on July 25th, 2012 the market will be located behind the Ancaster Public Library in the Village Green Park.