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Stress-free Pantry Organization Ideas

Scared to open the doors of your kitchen pantry? You're not alone. There are lots of pantry organization ideas, but getting motivated to tackle this project can be difficult. 

What to Know When Buying a Home

Buying a home is a huge milestone and a huge investment, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be intimidating. As long as you prepare ahead of time and do your due diligence when it comes to researching and understanding the ins and outs of buying a home, the process can be a rewarding one, and you can avoid any of the potential pitfalls standing in the way of you and your future dream home. 

4 Tips To Care For Your Plants All Winter Long

Plants are more than just beautiful décor pieces. Our leafy green friends purify the air we breathe, boost our mood, help us sleep and certain plants are even delicious to eat. However, keeping indoor plants alive during the coldest months of the year can be tricky. When sun exposure is limited, the atmosphere is dry and temperatures fall, your plants are at risk and it’s important to exercise extra caution when caring for them during wintertime. Exercise winter plant care by using these helpful tips to keep your greenery alive and well when it’s cold outside.

Local farmers markets in Newmarket and Aurora

The opening of Farmers’ Markets across the province is a subtle harbinger of the upcoming spring and summer season. York Region may feel like it’s divided into various cities and towns, but if you take a closer look at a map, you’ll see that the region is all connected through copious amounts of farmland! York Region is home to a vibrant agricultural sector comprised of farmers and artisans working hard to provide quality products to residents and businesses.

With the impact of the last few months, it is essential to reconnect with local farms. And with fall just around the corner, it’s an excellent time to visit nature’s produce havens before they close for the season. Here’s a complete guide to the best local farmers’ markets Aurora and Newmarket have to offer.


 

Strawberry Creek Farm Market

Strawberry Creek is a beloved Newmarket farmers’ market located right at Woodbine Avenue open Monday-Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm. The market features a small pen of farm animals, children love to explore the acres of enclosed space that includes haystacks and swings, and of course, the fresh produce! This family-run farm has a delectable selection of strawberries, cherries, fresh pies and honey. Locals often rave about their sweet corn! Check it out before the season ends.


Aurora Farmers Market 

Located at the North-East corner of the Town Park, the Aurora Farmers’ Market is a staple in the community as it continues to operate every Saturday from 8 am-9 pm come rain or shine. Hosting nearly 40 vendors at any given time, you can find farmers, food vendors, artisans and community groups. Come visit for the assortment of fresh produce, but stay for the children’s crafts and special events hosted at least once a month. The Aurora Farmers Market is more than just a market it’s an experience. 

 

Newmarket Farmers’ Market

 Newmarkets Farmers’ Market by the Forsythe Family was previously located in the Riverwalks Commons but has temporarily relocated to the Magna Centre on Mullock Drive. Open on Saturday from 9 am -1 pm this spacious market boasts 40+ vendors offering gardening advice, nutritional tips, vendors who sell beets tomatoes and carrots, as well as a community service tent to promote town resources and special events. Every week patrons have a chance to win a free gift basket with produce and crafts retailed at $170. 

 

Highway 9 Farmers’ Market

Newmarkets bustling market takes over Highway 9 every day 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. You can expect locally sourced produce, honey, jam, baked goods and other products. Customers rave about their excellent selection of plants and flowers. Staff are quite knowledgeable at their garden centre and are willing to help with all your gardening related needs.

 

Fresh Veggies at 60 Aileen

For a true fresh market experience, stop by Fresh Veggies at Newmarket on 60 Aileen Road. They grow and source a variety of vegetables from within the Holland Marsh and many items are picked the day of, only hours old and some are even fresh cut only. For your convenience and to accommodate the new regulations, they have an online shopping cart and have reorganized the shopping centre services so customers can shop from the convenience of their cars.

Local farmers markets in Newmarket and Aurora

The opening of Farmers’ Markets across the province is a subtle harbinger of the upcoming spring and summer season. York Region may feel like it’s divided into various cities and towns, but if you take a closer look at a map, you’ll see that the region is all connected through copious amounts of farmland! York Region is home to a vibrant agricultural sector comprised of farmers and artisans working hard to provide quality products to residents and businesses.

With the impact of the last few months, it is essential to reconnect with local farms. And with fall just around the corner, it’s an excellent time to visit nature’s produce havens before they close for the season. Here’s a complete guide to the best local farmers’ markets Aurora and Newmarket have to offer.


 

Strawberry Creek Farm Market

Strawberry Creek is a beloved Newmarket farmers’ market located right at Woodbine Avenue open Monday-Saturday from 9 am - 6 pm. The market features a small pen of farm animals, children love to explore the acres of enclosed space that includes haystacks and swings, and of course, the fresh produce! This family-run farm has a delectable selection of strawberries, cherries, fresh pies and honey. Locals often rave about their sweet corn! Check it out before the season ends.


Aurora Farmers Market 

Located at the North-East corner of the Town Park, the Aurora Farmers’ Market is a staple in the community as it continues to operate every Saturday from 8 am-9 pm come rain or shine. Hosting nearly 40 vendors at any given time, you can find farmers, food vendors, artisans and community groups. Come visit for the assortment of fresh produce, but stay for the children’s crafts and special events hosted at least once a month. The Aurora Farmers Market is more than just a market it’s an experience. 

 

Newmarket Farmers’ Market

 Newmarkets Farmers’ Market by the Forsythe Family was previously located in the Riverwalks Commons but has temporarily relocated to the Magna Centre on Mullock Drive. Open on Saturday from 9 am -1 pm this spacious market boasts 40+ vendors offering gardening advice, nutritional tips, vendors who sell beets tomatoes and carrots, as well as a community service tent to promote town resources and special events. Every week patrons have a chance to win a free gift basket with produce and crafts retailed at $170. 

 

Highway 9 Farmers’ Market

Newmarkets bustling market takes over Highway 9 every day 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. You can expect locally sourced produce, honey, jam, baked goods and other products. Customers rave about their excellent selection of plants and flowers. Staff are quite knowledgeable at their garden centre and are willing to help with all your gardening related needs.

 

Fresh Veggies at 60 Aileen

For a true fresh market experience, stop by Fresh Veggies at Newmarket on 60 Aileen Road. They grow and source a variety of vegetables from within the Holland Marsh and many items are picked the day of, only hours old and some are even fresh cut only. For your convenience and to accommodate the new regulations, they have an online shopping cart and have reorganized the shopping centre services so customers can shop from the convenience of their cars.

Stress-free Pantry Organization Ideas

Scared to open the doors of your kitchen pantry? You're not alone. There are lots of pantry organization ideas, but getting motivated to tackle this project can be difficult. 

What to Know When Buying a Home

Buying a home is a huge milestone and a huge investment, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be intimidating. As long as you prepare ahead of time and do your due diligence when it comes to researching and understanding the ins and outs of buying a home, the process can be a rewarding one, and you can avoid any of the potential pitfalls standing in the way of you and your future dream home. 

4 Tips To Care For Your Plants All Winter Long

Plants are more than just beautiful décor pieces. Our leafy green friends purify the air we breathe, boost our mood, help us sleep and certain plants are even delicious to eat. However, keeping indoor plants alive during the coldest months of the year can be tricky. When sun exposure is limited, the atmosphere is dry and temperatures fall, your plants are at risk and it’s important to exercise extra caution when caring for them during wintertime. Exercise winter plant care by using these helpful tips to keep your greenery alive and well when it’s cold outside.

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