Earlier this summer, we showed some love to our farmers’ markets. This week we wanted to take the time to introduce to you local farm stands and shops!
St. Thomas is surrounded by countless fields, providing local farmers with plenty of space to grow produce, curate cheese, meats and so much more. These farmers and families dedicate endless hours to providing us with local, organic and delicious food for our community. In order to share it all with the community, many of them have access points right where they grow their food!
Why is it important to support these farm stands and stores? By buying local, the money you spend goes back directly to your community! You also support these local businesses and allow them to continue to do what they love. Let’s take a look into the lovely businesses here in St. Thomas and surrounding areas!
We're back with another mural! Talented, local artist Chris Cherry just completed an origami-inspired elephant mural. Can you guess where? It's at Waterworks Park right by the splash pad! This mural has small components reminiscent of Chris' style, including his circle rings, x's and other hidden elements (look for the mouse!), all while incorporating the warm and playful colours of yellow, orange and red. As summer is coming to an end, add this to your 2021 summer bucket list because you don't want to miss it!
One of the latest murals in the Track to the Future mural project is brought to us by regional designer & artist Kayla Whitney. This latest mural is located at Simply Pure Water, and showcases the nurturing and special relationship between a mother elephant and her calf. We've really enjoyed seeing all these murals go up around the city as each artist uses their own style to tell a story. If you're looking for an activity to get you out and about, take a stroll down the Whistlestop Trail and visit this masterpiece!
We're back with a 'Track to the Future' mural update! Another incredible mural has now been completed by the talented Laura Woermke, a local artist and Executive Director of the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre. Find Laura's masterpiece at the Joe Thornton Community Centre, looking sharp on a red brick backdrop and reminiscent of her popular style of landscape painting!
We're back with another 'Track to the Future' mural update! A third mural has now been completed by the talented Ann-Marie Cheung, a local artist. Where can you go check out this new masterpiece? Downtown St. Thomas at the Railway City Tourism office! The murals are a beautiful addition to our community, not only because they add colour and photo ops, but they also provide artists with a public platform to showcase our city's story with beautiful themes and meaningful symbolism.
Did you know elephants will come together to mourn their dead? I see all these newly painted elephants around St. Thomas coming together to lament and honour Jumbo in a joyous way. - Ann-Marie Cheung
Looking for an update on the 'Track to the Future' mural project? You're in luck as our second mural of the season honouring Jumbo the Elephant has been completed by the talented mural artist Sbuone! The purpose of this portion of the project is to create a scavenger hunt for original elephant murals throughout the city - with the latest thought provoking art piece located at Railway City Brewing Company.
Here in St. Thomas we are lucky to be surrounded by an agriculturally dense and diverse area with amazing local producers. Supporting these businesses has never been easier! With two large markets in the area: Wildflower Farmers’ Market and Horton Farmers’ Market, you have two opportunities to get out and love local each and every week.
Today we are taking a deeper look at the Horton Farmers' Market! Read up on our post about Wildflowers Farmer's Market here.
Here in St. Thomas and Elgin County, we are lucky to be a part of such an agriculturally dense and diverse area. All around us are great local businesses, farms, and food producers and we have the special opportunity of celebrating them through our local farmers’ markets. We are lucky to have two large markets in the area: Wildflower Farmers’ Market and Horton Farmers’ Market.
Let’s take a deeper look into both of these wonderful spaces and meet some of the amazing local vendors! Today we begin with the Wildflowers Farmers Market.
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