Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market: Spring In Full Bloom

Spring is in full bloom at Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market. After a long winter, I thought I’d treat you to a little eye candy. Look at the beautiful rainbow of colours on these cut tulips,

Cut Tulips at Herridge's

and the gorgeous orange and pink on these potted tulips. I love orange and pink together. It somehow seems very French.

Herridge's Orange and Pink Tulips

I love tulips the most when they are closed up like this, in graceful modesty.

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Friendly, furry pussy willows always bring back fond childhood memories of my mother cutting a few branches for me to bring to my favourite teacher, Miss Russell. Miss Russell still sends me birthday and Christmas cards. She’s the best.

Pussy Willow's at Herridge's

What olive about Herridge’s is that it is so easy to breeze right in, through the sea of beautiful flowers (like these happy pansies),

Pansies at Herridge's

into a quaint little market filled with local, farm fresh produce, fresh bread, and friendly faces.

Herride's Strawberries

These brussel sprouts are absolutely perfect – firm with tight, bright green, shiny, unblemished leaves. I brought home a basket to roast in the oven. It makes them taste so delicious. I’ll teach you how to do that sometime.

Brussel Sprouts at Herridge's

The first treasures of spring: rhubarb and asparagus. Ontario field asparagus arrived this week at Herridge’s! It’s a little early yet for local field rhubarb but this is Ontario greenhouse rhubarb. Field rhubarb will be coming very soon. I have a wonderful recipe for rhubarb that I am going to post in a couple of days.

Rhubarb and Asparagus at Herridge's

If you have a green thumb, you can grow your own asparagus. Herridge’s sells asparagus rocks and potato seeds. They also sell hanging baskets, potted flowers, annuals, herbs, and vegetable plants.  Look at these adorable babes of spring – baby lettuces, so tender and sweet,

Baby Lettuce at Herridge's

waiting for a loving gardener to tuck them into a bed of soil.

Red Leaf Lettuce at Herridge's

At its present location since 1972, Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market and surrounding farm is family owned and operated since 1950. Availability changes everyday, according to Mother Nature and the season. Be sure to visit often to enjoy Herridge’s own harvest and other locally grown treasures.

Olive Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market. It’s a little farm market that’s big on fresh and friendly.

Herridge's Farm Fresh Market

Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market
780 Southdown Road
Mississauga, ON
L5J 2Y4
Tel: 905-822-0981
 
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open 7 days a week from April to December 24th.


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4 comments to Herridge’s Farm Fresh Market: Spring In Full Bloom

  • Julie  says:

    These pictures are outstanding! The strawberries made my mouth water! They leapt off the page!
    Wonderful info of where to go to get all this. Too bad that I live 2000 K from you……

  • Olive  says:

    Thanks Julie! We’d love a visit.

  • Wendy Russell Johnson  says:

    Miss Russell here! I love your blog. The pictures are excellent. You write beautifully and make me want to visit all the places you mention. Those will be my summer expeditions.

  • Olive  says:

    Thanks Wendy!

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