Cloverbelt Farmers Market
About Us - Cloverbelt Farmers Market
Oxdrift Market, July 2nd, 2011
 Lisa Haessler

Oxdrift Hall Location

Hwy 17, Oxdrift, ON

June  - Mid-October (TBA)
Every Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm

Dryden Arena Location

84 Whyte Avenue, Dryden (in the Parking Lot)

July to September 2013

Alternate Thursdays, 3 pm - 6pm

Come Visit Us - RAIN OR SHINE!

 

At the Cloverbelt Country Market we promise to provide only locally grown and harvested foods.  Come visit the Market every Saturday, rain or shine! Enjoy a drive out to Oxdrift, we offer coffee and muffins inside the Hall, enjoy them while you shop for your farm-fresh produce and meats. 

Eat Local...Eat Fresh. 

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A piece of history....

A member of Dryden's Pioneer Tree, Tom Lewis' farm is remembered...

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis moved to Canada in 1907.  As they left England, on-route to Saskatchewan, Mrs. Lewis fell ill - and the Lewis' got off the train in Oxdrift.  They stayed with a family residing in Oxdrift, at this time Tom had a feeling the land had great potential for crop growing. 

The Lewis' bought property, started a family and build their home.  Tom was a "good clean farmer, very interested in proving what the land could produce." Tom was an active member of the Dryden Agricultural Society, and was president for nine years.  He entered exhibits in the fair, and won prizes for his oats and seeds, but his specialty was potatoes. 

In 1939 he was coined the "Potato King" after winning many first place prizes at the Toronto Exhibition and the Lakehead Fair. 

The time came in 1953 for the Lewis' to sell their farm to a man named Mr. Garner.  They moved into Dryden and made their home on Albert Street. 

For photos of the farm click here, the Lewis' home, and their potatoe crop.

Source: Dryden's Pioneer Tree "a glimpse of yesterday", 1985.  Dryden & District Museum. pages 114-115. 





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