The Hub August 2017 - Page 16

JULY 2017 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER Meet Our Vendors Each month find out more about some of our market vendors! The Fruit Wagon Doug & Leslie Balsillie Since 1984 this family has established orchards, berry farms and organic markets along the coast of Lake Erie. Leslie and Doug Balsillie have raised four children in the farm fields and are fully entrenched in the joys the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market has to offer. Mainly working in fresh apples for commercial packing and the Toronto Food Terminal, the Fruit Wagon team was among the first farmer vendors in the area to truly embrace social media, active on both Facebook and Instagram. The Fruit Wagon operates a retail roadside stand with fresh picked produce daily, in addition to their weekly presence at the DWFM. The Balsillies make eight flavours of apple cider vinegar and share recipes for foods made from their farm offerings on their Facebook page. Don’t miss the market favourite - the Fruit Wagon’s Some of The Fruit Wagon’s gladiolas on offer at the Downtown Windsor Farmer’s Market gladiolas. These gorgeous long-stemmed flowers are one of the first things to sell out each market morning. www.thefruitwagon.com leslie@thefruitwagon.com