Monday, April 12, 2010

Roadside Sales/ My World

Old Order Mennonite horse-drawn wagon

Get your maple syrup here!

This time of year, Old Order Mennonite farmers can be seen parked by the side of the roads in Southwestrn Ontario.  The farmers sell maple syrup - sap gathered from maple trees in spring and then boiled into the sweet syrup.

A  sign warning motorists to watch for slow-moving Mennonite buggies and wagons 



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41 comments:

Leora said...

That top one would make a great Ruby Tuesday post, too! Wonderful shots of the Mennonite farm area. Reminds me of the Amish country in and around Lancaster, PA.

Kathy said...

Um-um, would I love to have some of that maple syrup! A bit tastier than the sorghum molasses my grandmother used to make.

I love this photo!

judi said...

Wonderful world you live in, thanks for sharing and the farm and house in the background are fantastic also.

George said...

I've often seen the sign and buggies, but the wagon is a first for me. I'll bet that maple syrup is delicious.

see you there! said...

I'd be standing in line to buy some of that maple syrup. Great photo.

Darla

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photograph and the story that goes with it..
Costas

B SQUARED said...

Bet you can smell it for miles and miles.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I would love some of that maple syrup, too! Really interesting post and great captures. I've seen the buggies, too, but this is the first time to see that kind of wagon.
Have a great week!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

Are the pancakes ready?

Dagrun said...

That certainly is unuasal! Look at that yellow sign, how cool.

Have an excellent week! :)

ewok1993 said...

Love the photo. Not much of a maple syrup on my waffle or pancake type of person but I love it on coffee.

siromade08 said...

I can't wait to be my turn to have my pancake with maple syrup. The line is long.lol

Nice photos of the farm.

eileeninmd said...

Pancake breakfast with syrup are one of my favorite meals. I could have it for dinner too.

eileeninmd said...

Pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast or dinner, YUMMY!

Michelle said...

Now that is a site you won't see in my neighborhood. :)

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

my very first time to see that car,thanks for sharing though we always have maple syrup here in taiwan directly came from canada,i seldom use it not even on my coffee.

J Bar said...

Great sign. I've never seen one like it before.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

Do the syrup last a year until next year?

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a great post, slice of life, eh! I bet that maple syrup is tasty!

Ebie said...

The color of your photo even looks so vintage!

Maple syrup...I remember the movie Rain Man, with Dustin Hoffman, he only wants maple syrup, and that's what I want for my pancakes too!

Carolyn Ford said...

Maple syrup...now I want breakfast for dinner! The Mennonite farm area must be fascinating to visit. Wonderful photos and post.

Small City Scenes said...

Neat post, EG. That is a really neat wagon---almost looks like a funeral Wagon. My Father-in-law was a Mennonite but he said he backed away. His brother still went to the local Mennonite Church out here until his death. Very interesting. MB

Indrani said...

The mention of Maple Syrup is tempting. :) Local dishes are always a delight.

luna miranda said...

cool shots! what a great neighborhood you live in!

Grace and Bradley said...

Interesting, have never seen one before. Must be better for the environment than the Hummer.

ladyfi said...

Just fabulous! I love that first photo.

Gwyn said...

Yum! This is wonderful.
It's hard to believe that I haven't seen a maple tree in over ten years.

zeal4adventure said...

One large bottle of maple syrup for me too! Interesting post. YUM!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow it's cool! I would love to try this vintage wagon some day.
Great picture!
Léia

VioletSky said...

to heck with the diet. too good to miss!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: We have a lot of those small buggies in the surrounding area. Neat photos.

Rose said...

We have Amish around here, also....I love seeing their farms. Everything is usually so neat and tidy.

♥Willa♥ said...

I want to expirience a baggie ride sometimes.
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NatureFootstep said...

nice photo from days long gone :)
NB the syrup is really good. :)

Paulie said...

How lucky you are to be able to buy this syrup!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Oh my goodness that sign is so charming.

MyMaracas said...

Such a picturesque setting. We have a large Amish community here, too, but I've never seen a "bus" buggy before.

Rebecca said...

Oh real maple syrup! Yum! I love the sign - we have buggies too in Lancaster PA.

Jenn Jilks said...

Good post. I love that part of Ontario. We're going to Ottawa next month, for grandchild #2. When I come home I will be taking the bus from Ottawa => Peterborough. You just can't get there from there to here ! This is a big province.

Arija said...

Love the road sign. Better watch out if a runaway horse and buggy minus driver careers across your path. :)
In Canada we used to buy our maple syrup by the gallon straight off the farm. Now, in far away Australia, we already have our supply of new season's maple sugar candy put by for christmas,

dot said...

I've never had "real" maple syrup that I can recall. I bet it's yummy!

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