This morning, my mother and I visited a new farmer’s market than the one we usually visit near Winnipeg (the St. Norbert Farmers Market), at Pineridge Hollow, which is a restaurant and gift shop with beautiful gardens near Bird’s Hill Provincial Park, which is located just north of Winnipeg.
I loved the farmers market at Pineridge Hollow! It was a much more relaxed atmosphere and felt more “granola” and hippie than our usual place, which I enjoyed. There were vendors selling crafts, homemade soaps and body lotions, antiques and the best of all, pesticide free vegetables from a local farm! The farm was called “Wild Earth Farms” and they had their vegetables displayed beautifully. It made me want to buy all of them! We did end up buying a red onion, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. In the centre of all the vendors on the grass, were musicians. The first woman was singing and playing the guitar and she was amazing! The next musicians were a group of five women who were playing instruments and singing in beautiful harmonies. It was lovely to listen to.
We ate lunch at the Pineridge Hollow restaurant on their newly built outdoor patio. It was so peaceful and we were the only ones there at the time. I ordered strawberry almond salad with homemade poppyseed dressing and spicy slivered almonds. It was so yummy! My mom and I shared sweet potato fries with garlic mayo sauce and it was honestly the best sweet potato fries I have ever tasted!
After lunch, we walked around the property of Pineridge Hollow. They have gorgeously landscaped gardens and a small petting zoo with goats, chickens and a really cute alpaca. I had a lot of fun walking around and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. It was a lovely morning of mother-daughter time!