Dyment's Market & Bakery
Toronto - October 11, 2021 - On the morning of Father’s Day, I had my second vaccination scheduled at a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. I knew if I was going to make the trip west, I was not going to miss the opportunity to explore what Hamilton and the surrounding areas had to offer for the Harvest Hunters. So before I departed for my appointment, I made a list of the places I wanted to make a pit stop at. And because it was Father’s Day, it was a MUST that I find some delicious desserts to share with the family later that afternoon.
After my appointment, I took the 403 East to Highway 6, then made my way further west via Highway 5. For the first half of the drive, I was in awe of the views as the spring trees blossomed into their full summer bodies. However, what I did not know was that I was going to pass Dundas Peak about five minutes out from my first destination. When I did, I had no choice but to pull over and step out of my car. Experiencing this view alone was worth the drive, but I shall digress. After my unplanned pit stop, I drove a bit further until I saw Dyment’s Market & Bakery situated amidst a huge plot of land, looking shiny and cute.
As I drove into the parking lot, though pretty early in the morning, there were already a few cars parked meaning their customers were getting a head start on their Father’s Day shopping. The parking lot is situated on the far end of the market, giving you a great view of the sprawling farm lands. After taking the lands in, I looped around to the front of the market where I was greeted by market employees putting out their display of fresh fruits and vegetables. As I walked into the market, I was hit by the most outrageously delicious smell of the bakery. The bakery had a wide variety of baked goods from tarts and pies, to fresh breads. The market also offers locally-raised meats, from many varieties of sausages to striploin steaks. And don’t let me forget about the homemade ice cream at their Dairy Bar....
Dyment’s Market & Bakery is situated on a 120 acre farm, and has been in the Dyment family since 1887. The land also includes a seasonal pumpkin patch, and Glen Drummond Farm which hosts weddings and events. The market and bakery are open year round. Dyment’s is a must visit if you want to experience actual life-changing butter tarts. Before your visit, go to their website for more information!