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When in Montreal...


Upon being back in Montreal for the first time since 2009(?), I knew I finally had to experience the Jean-Talon Market this time around! Checking out a city's main market is always a priority when in a big city, especially at this time of year! The 36-degree-Celsius day certainly wasn't going to stop me!

A gem found in the heart of Little Italy (the food shops surrounding this market are just as phenomenal!), the Jean-Talon market is one of the oldest public markets in Montreal, dating all the way back to 1933[i]! While it was originally named the Marche du Nord, it was renamed in 1983 after the first intendant (a high-ranking official) of New France[ii].

Jean-Talon Market is one of the largest open-air markets in North America, sourcing both countless local products and imported products as well[iv]. In addition to several fresh produce vendors, you will find fishmongers, butchers, bakers and grocers[v]. There's truly something for everyone, including that special juice bar! With its village feel and pristine produce, you'll easily spend a few hours here! And, being open both during the summer and winter, you can experience some of this goodness year-round!

I'll let you admire the goodness in the pics to follow! Definitely a highlight of this visit to Montreal, in addition to revisiting the cobblestone streets of the Old Town!

That rhubarb tho! ;)

It's been so long since I've enjoyed fresh green and yellow beans!

Don't get me started on the impeccable strawberries and wild blueberries!

Garlic Scapes - the flower buds of the garlic plant!

High-quality, fresh garlic is always a fabulous find!

In addition to the immaculate fresh food, the fresh flowers and lush plants

were a-plenty! You can just imagine the natural fragrances experienced

as you strolled by these vendors!

ENDNOTES

[i] Marches Publics de Montreal: About Jean-Talon Market. Retrieved July 3, 2018 from https://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/marches/jean-talon/

[ii] Marches Publics de Montreal: About Jean-Talon Market. Retrieved July 3, 2018 from https://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/marches/jean-talon/

[iii] Marches Publics de Montreal: About Jean-Talon Market. Retrieved July 3, 2018 from https://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/marches/jean-talon/

[iv] Marches Publics de Montreal: About Jean-Talon Market. Retrieved July 3, 2018 from https://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/marches/jean-talon/

[v] Marches Publics de Montreal: About Jean-Talon Market. Retrieved July 3, 2018 from https://www.marchespublics-mtl.com/marches/jean-talon/

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