Monday, April 13, 2015

He's leavin, on the midday train to the T-Dot!

While Gladys Knight and her loyal Pips took the midnight train to Georgia, on Saturday I hopped on board the mid-day train and went on a little adventure to Toronto. 
The Farm Network very generously offered us free tickets to the Toronto Food and Drink Market so we went to see what they had to offer. The market was being held on the CNE grounds in the Direct Energy Center so we took the Go Train into Toronto. 
When we arrived we were welcomed by this lovely banner and entered to find a wide array of vendors. There were numerous food trucks, new product vendors and producers from all over the province. One of my favourite vendors was Nuba Tisane. They offered a delicious tisane made from hibiscus juice. It was sweet yet tangy and amazingly delicious!

Another favourite spot was 66 Gilead Distillery. They offered rum, whiskey and maple syrup. I sampled the rum as well as the maple syrup and to say they were delicious is an understatement. The rum was delicious and smooth. I often favour Caribbean rums but I would definitely purchase this at a LCBO. The maple syrup, which is aged in whiskey barrels, is quite simply the most delicious maple syrup I have ever had. Smokey, smooth, sweet and delicious, you could drink it straight but just imagine it on waffles or pancakes!
Finally, The Farm Network was there to rep the Hammer and they brought a bunch of their delicious products with them. While they feature products from throughout Ontario, they made sure to profile Hamilton products, including Twisted Tomato Ketchup and Dawson Hot Sauce. They were pretty busy almost the entire time I was at the show and it was hard to get close or even get a good picture, although I did get the chance to snap the beauty below. I take the heavy traffic as a sign of good things!
Hammer Town Proud!

When we left the weather was amazingly warm and it was awesome to walk around the CNE grounds. I was able to snap a few great pictures before jumping back on the train to Hamilton to finish a fantastically fun and delicious adventure. 

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