A visit to a farmers market is a sure-fire mood lifter! Mingle with crowds of cheerful shoppers, admire fresh and colourful products, and meet dedicated farmers and food producers proudly displaying their bountiful harvest. There are public markets in most sectors of Gatineau, and theyre all equally delightful! In Ripon, in the heart of Petite-Nation, meet local farmers and shop for everything from fresh vegetables and artisanal baked goods to wine, cheese, apples and cider, and meat and deli fare. Over in Ottawa, visit the ByWard Market, one of Canadas largest and oldest public markets. Besides a huge range of fresh products, this iconic market boasts lively cafés, restaurants and outdoor summer patios. And if you like to haggle, Larose Flea Market in the Masson-Angers sector is the place for you. Open all year, its the largest flea market in Outaouais, with more than 6,500 square metres of indoor stalls and up to 250 outdoor exhibitors. Youre sure to get the best price on all your purchases!
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In the city or in the countryside, a public market is a highly stimulating meeting place. There, we don't just run errands: we share ideas, recipes, produce, and smiles. There are such places at the four corners of the Outaouais. Ready to discover them?
Start with mythical Byward Market.Just a stone's throw from Gatineau, it is one of the oldest and greatest public markets in Canada. Surrounded by shops, cafés and restaurants, it is the place to be on a sunny day. Whether you're looking for a can of maple syrup, lovingly-knitted mittens or freshly-picked strawberries, you'll find the farmers and craftsmen in their stall 363 days a year (they take Christmas and the New Year off). Feel like meeting other producers and filling your basket some more? Take a little roadtrip to picturesque Petite-Nation, where the local farmers' market welcomes you all Fridays and Saturdays from May to October. If you go on a Friday, enjoy Happy Hour with the locals before devouring a succulent wood-oven pizza at Le Café du Bistrot.