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In the Neighbourhood Part 2: Eating Local
What does ‘Eating Local’ mean to you?
For our Hampstead at Silver Ridge homeowners eating local means being able to drive a few minutes to a local farm to buy eggs that were collected that morning, or fruits and vegetables that were just picked, or even an artisan shop that sells locally sourced goods. One thing’s for sure, the Silver Valley neighbourhood of Maple Ridge has many choices for eating local and one of the best ways to find them is through the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows self-guided Circle Farm Tour website. Here you can find information about a number of local farms and shops. Here are a couple of our favourites:
Taking place every weekend from May 10th to October 11th at Memorial Peace Park in downtown Maple Ridge, the Haney Farmers Market is a one stop shop for everything local. Created to encourage a healthy community, the Haney Farmers Market Society brings together local farmers, businesses and artisans to provide a healthy and entertaining shopping experience. With the vendor list changing weekly, we encourage you to take a look at their calendar and plan a visit before it closes for the season.
Just five minutes from Hampstead you’ll find Golden Ear’s Cheesecrafters, an artisan cheese shop owned and operated by the Davison sisters. Step inside and get lost in the world of cheese, made in-house using milk from a farm next door. Not sure which cheese to buy? Try one (or three) – they are all delicious! Fill your shopping bag with artisan jams, jellies and preserves, balsamic vinegars and oils, seasonings, crackers and breads. Stay for lunch and try the artisan grilled cheese with velvet blue that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. And if you haven’t made plans for dinner yet, check out their freezer section for their signature Mac n Cheeses, Soups or Phyllo Wrapped Bries to take home and enjoy. And for the ultimate local culinary experience, book your seat at one of their high teas, cooking with cheese classes or special event dinners. Go to their website for a full list of events.
Not only can eating locally be more healthy, but discovering all of the options can be a lot of fun and our Hampstead homeowners are in the best place for it! Take a drive around the neighbourhood and see for yourself.
Check back next time for Part 3 of In the Neighbourhood: Dining and Entertainment