Just on the edge of the city we have a old farmer’s market that’s only open on Saturday. It’s been through some changes over the years, but is commonly known as “Trails End“.
We love going there for Murray and his crew at Gerber Meats. Some of the best beef, pork, and chicken around. Very good quality meats. But you have to get there early (7am) as the primo stuff goes fast.
There are fruits and vegetables, assorted food stands, and stuff. And by “stuff” I mean everything from handmade jewelry, to Tupperware reps, to roofing, doors and windows, computers, paintings/photographs, handmade furniture, hardware (as in nails, hammers, saws, etc), manufactured furniture, toys, movies, shirts, blankets, kitsch, and more. It’s ever-changing.
Upstairs is the market’s restaurant (different from the other food vendors who come and go). Breakfast, lunch and possibly even early dinner are available. And, more stuff. Neat stuff. Old stuff. Stuff that makes you want to grab a camera and take pictures. Which is what I did.
After wandering around for about half an hour, I caught up with my wife and daughter on the main level, grabbed a few more shots down there, and then we headed home. A refreshing change from our previous “get in and get out” visits over the past few years when I’ve had work pending on a Saturday.
After reviewing the photos, I just could not decide which ones I liked best, but I also knew they weren’t all good enough to be posted. So, I selected my favourites and created this collage.
I hope you enjoy.