Artisan market

The art of shopping has changed over the years with the modern Multiplex malls taking over from local markets. They have a lot to offer but the fun of meandering around a traditional market is being forgotten. However all is not lost, you can still find some original farmer and artisan markets in Canada where you can enjoy shopping vintage style. Here are a few of them which you should visit to feel the culture and also get fresh, unfrozen products. Marche Ste-Anne, Montreal – This artisan market is located at Corner of rue Ste-Anne waterfront in summer and St. George’s Church, 23 Perrault Street during the winter months. It is open on a weekend; Saturdays from 9:00 Am to 2:00 PM during summer and 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM during winter. Here you can shop for organic farm produce, meat (fresh and frozen), bakery items and artisan products like maple syrup and honey. Welcome Centre and Artisan Market, Ontario – The welcome center and artisan market at 2148, Hwy 7&8 Shakespeare, Ontario, is the home of all kinds of handicraft products both modern and traditional but with a uniqueness that is quintessential to a artisan market. Make sure to taste the organic ice-cream available here. Claremont Farmers and Artisans market – Located at Claremont Forum 2nd St At Indian Hill, Claremont and open from 9:00 Am to 01:00PM, the market offers fresh seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables and farm cheese. There is an amazing variety of fancy olive oils available here. This market is also famous for Fuji apples and many kinds of oranges. Marché aux Puces Métropolitain – Situated at 6245 Blvd. Métropolitain East, Saint-Leonard this market has vendors offering a wide variety of products from clothes, household items, beauty products to local farm produce and artisanal products. Open Monday to Wednesday and weekends from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday and Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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