Ripe and Ready!
Summertime at the Thunder Bay Country Market is a busy time. It seems to bring out the best in many of our vendors, especially our produce providers. That being said, this week’s feature vendor provides just that, including a large variety of fresh, ripe veggies.
Tarrymore Farms Produce has been providing market shoppers with fresh quality produce since 2011. What started out as a temporary summer job after completing university, has since become an annual tradition for Susan Groenheide. With the help of her family and even some Google tips, Susan has expanded her garden to “grow” to where she is today. Since last summer, Angela has also joined the team and is working full-time this year in the garden alongside Susan. Tarrymore Farms Produce is essentially an expansion of Tarrymore Farms, located in South Gillies. And since the summer of 2011, Tarrymore Farms Produce has also become a successful vendor among our other produce vendors at the market. What makes them especially unique? “Every year, we enjoy growing something a little different in our garden, bringing something unique to the market,” explains Susan.
Since they have been selling at the market for a few years now, they have become experienced in what market shoppers look for. Tarrymore Farms Produce is fresh and quality-grown, and there is guaranteed to be a little of something for everyone. Still going strong today, you’ll find Susan and her crew with their goods out at the market every summer from July until the end of October. They provide everything from cabbage, onions and zucchini, to kale and swiss chard, plus a large selection of winter squash. Most popular continues to be their mixed greens, and they try their best to bring a large amount of their fresh lettuces every week to the market.
Besides the market, Susan’s produce has also reached the menus of local restaurants and caterers like Bight and Pinetree Catering. Tarrymore Farms Produce can also be found at the weekly Wednesday hospital market.
Have we got you craving fresh greens and produce? Why not stop by the market to pay Susan and Angela a visit… there is no shortage in what you’ll find! The summer season is a fantastic time to stop by the market, on Wednesday nights from 3:30-6:30pm or Saturday mornings from 8:00am-1:00pm. With garden-fresh produce currently at its peak, you’ll have plenty of choice for healthy mealtime options in the weeks to come!