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Fare on the Square

Fare on the Square, Kingston, OntarioThe whirlwind long weekend is over, the Frosh have officially touched down, and Fall is fast approaching.  In case you missed it, Kingston’s ever-expanding Fare on the Square took place this past Saturday on the back-doorstep of City Hall.  The wonderful gastronomical affair attracted huge crowds, while attendees enjoyed a mix of local produce, restaurant fare, live music, and demonstrations including yoga, and cooking.  Although Springer Market Square is regularly inhabited by regional farmers selling fresh produce, meat, cheese and baked goods, there were easily twice as many vendors on hand for Fare on the Square.  This meant that the selection was bigger and better, as it included beefsteak tomatoes, grapes, peaches, squash, and much, much more!  In addition, local restaurants such as Currie Original, Le Chien Noir and The Kitschen offered up sample, gourmet dishes, which could be enjoyed for next to nothing.  The fresh produce and resto-cuisine was a great compliment to the corn roast, as well as the popular, free tomato tasting.  Aside from the sound of the munching crowd, the Square came to life with live musical performances by the likes of the Emily Fennell Band and Boru’s Harp.  Although I missed both of the demonstrations put on by celebrity Chef, Jamie Kennedy, I overheard many complimentary reviews from inspired, budding cuisiniers.  For a small taste of what you missed, check out Kingstonist’s newest Flickr set.

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Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

2 thoughts on “Fare on the Square

  • September 12, 2009 at 12:04 am
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    Such a shame the city and the BIA didn’t plan ahead. I was working in the square and watched thousands of plastic utensils and paper plates tossed in the garbage. A few compost/recycling bins would have diverted a LOT of waste from our landfills. A small detail that would go a long way in making Kingston the ‘greenest city in Canada’, as council claims to be striving for.

  • September 12, 2009 at 7:38 am
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    That’s a great observation Andy! I also recall going by a few overflowing garbage containers and wondering why we weren’t using biodegradable plates, forks etc… And no recycling containers to boot, so all of the cans and plastic water bottles went out with the trash. Simply put, we can do better.

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