­Food Resources

These are some of our favourite places to get local food when Mac Farmstand is closed, for the week or for the season!

Hamilton Farmers' Market

One of the most accessible Farmers' Markets in Hamilton. It is located year round in Jackson's Square and is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Come here for a wide variety of local and in season Ontario produce, a great selection of meats, cheeses, fish and specialty items. One of my favourite stands is the De La Terre bakery -- incredible baked treats. There's also a great fresh pasta stand where you can often watch the owner make the pasta being sold there that day.

Ottawa St. Farmers' Market

Locke Street Farmers' Market

Hamilton Mountain Farmers' Market

Dundas Farmers' Market

Located in Dundas, this is a bit of a small market, but has a wide variety of local seasonal produce. Often QuatreFoil stops in to provide free samples from their restaurant. This is the market I visit the most often as it is not too far from campus and has great quality products.

Ancaster Farmers' Market

A bit of a bus ride but worth the trip. This farmers market is a great communal gathering. The produce offered is incredible and all of it great quality. Some highlights are the flavored lemonades, baked bread offered by Bread Bar, and the amazing summer berries offered.

Burlington Mall Farmers' Market

Binbrook Farmers' Market

Food Sites

Michael Ruhlman - http://ruhlman.com/
Renowned food author with a simple, no-nonsense approach to food.

Serious Eats - http://www.seriouseats.com/
Great quality and a large variety of topics covering just about any food subject.

Epicurious - http://www.epicurious.com/
ncredibly extensive source of delicious recipes

Ideas in Food - http://blog.ideasinfood.com/
A crazy and out there blog of two gastronomists exploring cuisine

/r/Food - http://www.reddit.com/r/food/
For the redditors out there. Also check out: /r/cocktails, /r/cooking, and /r/cheesemaking

Community Resources

Community Food Security Stakeholders Committee

Hamilton Food Charter

Hamilton Eat Local
Rural Rootes

Green Venture

Mac Farmstand News Coverage

A fresh alternative to typical campus cuisine (The Spec)
Farmers markets hit university campuses (Macleans)

Farmers market opens on campus (McMasterUTV)

McMaster gets a Farmers Market (Brookes Food Blog)

Contact Details

Abby Lindzon - Director

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