“Buggies!!” said the email, with the photo attached.


The buggies looked as cute as I remembered them, parked in a polite row at The Stop’s Farmers’ Market inside the Wychwood Barns.

It was earlier that morning when I saw my bright blue buggy nestled happily between two uniquely colourful buggies. I couldn’t keep quiet:

“Look at those happy buggies — so cute and colourful! And me, without my camera!”

Luckily, one of the buggies’ owners had one of ‘those’ phones.

As she took the shot, she was grateful to me for seeing it. And I was grateful when she offered to email me the photo, which she did on the spot. We smiled at each other many times.

Thanks again, I said. Thank you too, she said. Have a good day, we all said.

That is a 3-minute snippet of my 2 hours at the market today.

The food is only part of the healthy lifestyle that a weekly farmers’ market provides. I am grateful for the positive personal connections that, all together, become a healthier community, and a healthier world.

The Stop’s Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays from 8am to 12:30pm (open until 1pm in summer, outside) at Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street (south of St. Clair Ave West). Remember to bring your buggy…and your camera!

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