We are spoiled with a huge range of fresh and delicious food in Montreal. Be it in one the many restaurants, or at a local market, the variety of options is very large. Although I enjoy the extensive choices at Jean Talon or Atwater market, I have a soft spot for one of the seasonal farmers’ markets outside of Laurier metro.
The Laurier Farmers’ Market takes place twice a week in the warmer months. Though small in size, the selection of produce and prepared goods is wide. The usual local produce is well represented as the crops are harvested: strawberries, corn, apples, etc. My favorite stand belongs to the duck farmer, a nice man who always has a sample to try to pique your interest. He won me over with this very simple technique – after trying his duck there is no way I can walk by his stand without buying some.
Besides duck, locally made kombucha, sometimes wine, fermented products, mushrooms, cheese and baked goods are all available. The best way I celebrate a market day on Laurier, is to buy an assortment of delicacies and walk a couple of blocks east to Laurier park, a picnic paradise.