Monday, May 28, 2012

A Trip to the Market

Saturday is market day for us, and we look forward to it all week long. We usually hit the Peterborough Farmers Market, but once a month we head into the big city of Toronto for the Evergreen Brick Works Farmers Market.

It is a bit of a drive for us, about 70 minutes, but it is worth it. You see Evergreen Brick Works is not just a farmers market, it is a little piece of Mother Nature in the big city. And while I go for the market, I also go because it is an experience, a truly wonderful experience, each and every time.
Evergreen Brick Works is an abandoned 120 year old factory that made bricks; the bricks that actually built Toronto. It has been transformed into an environmental center where communities can discover how to live, work and play more sustainably. It is an amazing spot and we love it!
I could tell you more about it, but I think some pictures would give you a much better idea. Take a look at this wonderful, inspiring and innovative place.
A living wall - beautiful!

A view of the market from the back

Turn around and you see this - this used to be the quarry

An amazing children's area

It was make your own kebab at the fire pit on Saturday


Toronto means lots of goodies...
for Reece a gluten free vegan ginger cookie sandwich with ginger icing in the middle

Yes, he really enjoyed it!

Fun!

Hey mom!


Love this!

Being careful :)

Watering the plants

Watching as they "cob"



YES!

Now to explore the old quarry


Looking for turtles

Gorgeous


A friend

Looking for more frogs


That is the old factory in the background

Let's go!

Stopping to smell the roses



Another friend


As always, Reece and I enjoyed our visit to Evergreen Brick Works and look forward to going again in a few weeks.

If you live in the area and have never been I highly recommend it, you won't regret it and your kids will love it!

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25 comments:

  1. Cool place! And I see those roses :)

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  2. What an awesome market! I have to admit that I'm a little jealous. ;)

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  3. Wow... I've never heard of it! We're sometimes in the area to visit fam and will have to stop there. Looks amazing.... Thanks for the pictures (because otherwise I wouldn't have thought it worth it for just another farmers market...)!

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    1. My pleasure. I always tell people Brick Works is more than a market...it is an experience :)

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  4. this market definitely looks like it's worth the extra drive!! wow, that living wall, amazing! i love that it used to be an old industrial site. it's always so nice to see sites like that given new life.

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    1. Everything about it is amazing. The living wall is very special. And the fact that it has be renewed is amazing. I am hoping something similiar happens with all the quarries around here one day...fingers crossed.

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  5. This looks like such a wonderful place! It is market day for us, but just here in our tiny little village. Maybe next time we are down in TO we will check it out!

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    1. Oh yes, you should. And before you do, email me, Reece and I will meet you there :)

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  6. Wow! This place looks amazing. I'd love to see before pics of how it looked in the days of being a factory compared with now. Incredible transformation, I'm sure. And Reece those green & red crocs. Does he ever switch witch foot is green? :)

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    1. It is Lisa. I just checked their site quickly and didn't notice any, but I bet I can dig some up, will see what I can find :)

      He has worn the other "pair". We recently had to lend it out though at on Oaks and Acorns day and got the wrong green one back, it was too small, so now we only have one pair left :)

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  7. what an amazing looking market!!

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  8. What an incredible place! Totally worth the drive. I bet Toronto is a really fun place. I'll have to try to get there one day. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. It is a great place..to visit, I wouldn't want to live there, I like the country. If you ever plan a trip let me know, we will meet you there :)

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  9. What an amazing place! It is definitely worth the trip. I love Reece's shoes :)

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    1. Haha, thanks Melissa, those shoes get comments wherever we go :) And totally worth the trip, every time.

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  10. WOW ~ what amazing markets!! We will have to keep that in mind for when we travel! That kids area just looks like soooo much fun! And what great messages it all sends to kids and adults :-) Love it!

    And thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!!

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    1. It is amazing, and we love it so much!!! Oh if you ever travel this way do let me know, I would love to share a day at Brick Works with you, what fun it would be.

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    2. I will for sure!! In the next couple of years hopefully x

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  11. What an awesome market. I thought we had a great market, but now I have a bit of market envy! :)

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    1. It is pretty awesome :) We are so very lucky to have it.

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