Written by: Madeline Van Hemert
This summer was my first summer staying in the Niagara Region and I was able to do so many things that were never on my radar when I was living in my Brock bubble during the school year. On Wednesdays from 4:30 to dusk the Wednesday Evening Supper Market happens in Niagara on the lake, just 15-20 minutes away from the school. It was so neat to see so many local farms and companies participating in this market. When I went I was able to try lobster macaroni and cheese as well as a peach and mango iced tea. There were also trucks offering fresh cut fries, craft beer, pulled pork and so much more!
Along with those nights, I also had the opportunity to check out the Brock Farmers Market, which happens every Friday from May to September from 11:30am – 1pm out in Jubilee Court. There are also Farmers Markets that happen in St. Catharines at the Market Square on King St. (right by the bus terminal) multiple times per week. In addition, there are different markets and festivals that happen each weekend depending on what is being harvested at the time.
Now that the Niagara Region is in Grape & Wine mode, there are numerous food & wine expos happening, as well as parades, wine tasting events, winery tours and so much more! I wish I had known about these events when I had first started at Brock because I would have loved to experience more of what Niagara has to offer. To learn more about what is going on in Niagara, check out http://niagarafallstourism.com/events/. You can also read Sandy Howe’s blog, This Week In Niagara.