Good things growing at weekly Farmers' Market

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Kate Aley

Created this year, the Friday evening farmers' market in Bristol is a great way to get your greens, as well as many other delicacies all grown or produced in the Outaouais.

Two regular vendors at the market hail from the Municipality of Pontiac. Pays Vert, owned by Serge Sini, is on the Third Line in Quyon.

Kyla Bourassa-Choquette at the Pays Vert stall last week.

The farm prides itself in naturally grown produce without the use of chemicals.

Newly-dug potatoes... simply crying out for melted butter and cracked black pepper.

The farm produces over 40 types of fruits and vegetables, either grown in the ground in the four-acre garden or in one of the greenhouses which cover 10,000 square feet.

Fresh and crisp yellow and green beans.

The farm is open to customers on Saturday from 2 p.m. or contact Garry at 819 790 8545  to organize home delivery.

Pontiac-proportioned cucumbers.

www.fermepaysvert.ca

Miellerie Semples Honey is a well-known purveyor of natural sweetness in the Quyon area, in business for 30 years.


Evelyn Semples at the Bristol Farmers Market.

Evelyn Semple and her family make all of their products, ranging from golden pure bees wax candles to pungent garlic scape powder.

Not forgetting the 18 varieties of honey, including creamed, in the comb and those infused with delicious flavours such as mint, sage or ginger.


Better get extra bread to make the toast you are going to need to taste all these.

Evelyn also stocks a number of healing balms and skin creams, all containing the famed Semples honey or bees wax.

The Semple family have certainly been busy bees.

Contact: estrongsemples@hotmail.com

The Bristol Farmers' Market is set up at the intersection of Ch. Wyman (opposite Ch. Aylmer) and the Hwy. 148, the start of the PJJ bike trail and the site of the "log cabin' information booth.

The market is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday evening until October, "or first snow", according to spokesperson Michael Peterson.

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Kate Aley

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Kate Aley

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Thomas Soulière

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Kate Aley

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