Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience
Aug09

Skip the plane, keep it simple How local travelling can be a valuable experience

It was suddenly the day before April and I found myself broken down and tired. With exams around the corner, my savings trickling to their end and a general lack of motivation, I needed something to look forward to as I transgress the final stretch of the academic year.  I began to imagine myself sipping yerba mate at a café in Buenos Aires, Argentina, strolling through the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, or even...

A day in the life – Best on Bread
Aug01

A day in the life – Best on Bread

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a vendor at the Farmer’s Market? Chef Grant Whittaker from Best on Bread shares his day-to-day routine with us and takes us behind the scenes on the culinary action. Tag along as we spend an early morning tasting fresh bread at his long-time friend’s bakery, an afternoon at his trusted butcher for the main ingredients and a day at the market, where it all (and some pretty delicious...

Dundurn Market is back in season The market is flourishing with fresh produce and baked goods powered by Bikeables
Jul05

Dundurn Market is back in season The market is flourishing with fresh produce and baked goods powered by Bikeables

Where used to be brown leather seating lining a pristine white wall is now nearly floor to ceiling wood shelving filled with Stoney Creek’s La Dee Da sauces, fair trade organic coconut cream, single origin chocolate and locally produced raw honey.  Under new management by Bikeables, Dundurn Market’s few wooden crates of produce have expanded into a larger selection of locally grown produce, in addition to organic fruits and vegetables...

Shopping the rally Hamilton Flea brings local favourites and new market vendors to the Arkells' Rally
Jun19

Shopping the rally Hamilton Flea brings local favourites and new market vendors to the Arkells' Rally

Thousands of fans sporting their Arkells and Hamilton is Home shirts will be gathering at the Tim Hortons Field this Saturday for The Rally. The Arkells are playing only one summer show in the Greater Toronto Area and the occasion has turned into the biggest party, right here on the band’s home turf. Hamilton Flea has been tasked with putting together a free market prior to the show and have announced over 20 vendors that will be...

An unconventional look Hamilton's strange style gives the city its character
Jun07

An unconventional look Hamilton's strange style gives the city its character

After a few unexpected returns of the winter weather this season, Hamilton is finally starting to come out of hibernation. With increased foot traffic downtown and the Gore Park fountain no longer running dry, the city has been overcome with a sense of vitality. Yet there’s something different about Hamilton beyond new additions to City Hall and the flourishing gardens. I would say that much of what makes the city what it is, what...