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THEMUSEUM Community Stage: #tryDTK Part V, Shop Local at Legacy Greens

How many local businesses have you tried? Our staff have started a mission to visit as many of THEMUSEUM’s neighbors as we can! After all, local businesses are the ones helping to spread the #DTKlove and make the core #DTKawesome, right? This week, we visited our neighbour, and favourite greengrocer, Legacy Greens. Previously in this series: Pumpkin Spice LattesPumpkin TreatsLevel Up at The Adventurer's Guild, and Cinematic Adventures at the Apollo Cinema

Downtown Kitchener’s newest pop-up shop, Legacy Greens, has all kinds of delicious products that can help you live local throughout the entire year. The store, which just renewed its lease for another full year, is supplied by local farms throughout Waterloo Region, including towns such as Elmira, St. Agatha, Baden, Atwood, and New Hamburg. They also receive a number of products – mainly greens – from the Hacienda Sarria Market Garden, which is located just minutes away from the downtown core.

Legacy Greens is the only place in downtown Kitchener where you can get fresh, local produce during the week. The Kitchener Farmer’s Market is always open on Saturdays, but if your veggie fix can’t wait until then, this is the place to be. There’s always a great selection of seasonable fruits and vegetables, different cuts of meat from local butchers, cheeses, and free-range eggs.

They also have a small take-and-go area, where you can find precut veggies, hummus, chocolate chia pudding, soups, and other yummy snacks. These options are great for those working in the downtown core to pick up as office snacks, or take home for when you inevitably binge-watch Netflix. Eating healthy makes sitting in bed for seven hours straight better, right?

Those looking for locally-inspired holiday gifts should also check out Legacy Greens. They recently partnered up with 18 local vendors to create four different gift basket options: #KWAwesome Christmas, White Christmas, Green Christmas, or Spiced Christmas. Each one contains various seasonal produce, as well as products from local vendors such as Buck Naked Soap Company, Ambrosia Pastry Co. (chocolates) , and BRFC/Bearface Design (coasters).

You can pick up these awesome gift baskets (and the smaller box versions) in the store, located at 10 King Street East, or you can order them online. Online orders can also be shipped to family and friends across the country, so anyone feeling homesick for Kitchener-Waterloo can have a nice taste of home over the holidays.

And if you live in a smaller home or apartment building and want a Christmas tree but don’t have the space, be sure to stop by and check out their Rosemary Christmas Trees! These little gems not only smell great, but are also locally sourced from Hacienda Sarria Market Garden and would look great covered in tiny lights! 

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