October 16, 2003
As you might guess, the competition is stiff around here with so many vendors selling a lot of the same items. I can almost guarantee that the quality is first rate, as well as the price is probably one of the best you've seen.
Plus for a break you can eat at one of the many outdoor or indoor restaurants or cafes and watch people walk by, sip a cold beer, relax, and eat food that to this day still makes me think I must be eating in England, not Canada!
I have been to this market twice now, and each year I fall more in love with its vendors, its wares, and most of all its atmosphere and beauty. I must suggest if you do plan to do a lot of shopping bring a backpack or some other larger bag that is comfortable to carry, as if you're like me, you'll pick up this little item here and little item there and next thing you know your arms are completely full with your purchases.
From journal Tulip Festival in Ottawa 2002