Holy Cannoli Macaroni! From Italy With Love at The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market


Around the world, people are consuming dishes directly descended from Italy. Even those of us with no Italian heritage whatsoever can’t get enough of this cuisine. At any given moment, someone somewhere in Canada is pouring over an Italian restaurant menu. Centuries-old Italian traditions have certainly proven their worth, and our lingering love for the ways of the old country exists for more reasons than one.

Meet out own local piece of Italy right here in Carleton Place– The Mirizzis 

Heather, Antonio and their son Michael moved to Carleton Place in 2011.

Antonio is originally from Apulia, a region in the south of Italy. He grew up in a typical agricultural family where good food was always cooking. Coming to Canada he realized although Italian food was popular- good quality products were hard to find.


Heather grew up in Canada and after spending the last twelve years in Europe decided she really wanted her son to go to school here. After discussions and research they decided on Lanark County where her Grandmother was from. They loved Carleton Place specifically because of the friendly small town atmosphere and the proximity to Ottawa.

You can’t go wrong with tomatoes: The tomato is one of nature’s greatest candies, a fact the Italian people seem to know well. The tomato makes an entrance on many a favorite Italian restaurant menu cover –Apulia has all sorts of goodies and you need to check their menu to see why. See if you can read farther than the delicious Bruschetta!:)

The array of Italian edibles represents the good life: Antonio makes a heck of a delicious salad great for picking up so you don’t have to cook on summer nights. Try their delicious pasta salads! Their products are all a mix of quality imported and homemade using local produce and traditional methods.


Pasta is the ultimate comfort food: It’s difficult to resist such high levels of passion Try their traditional southern Italian lasagna and spinach ricotta cannelloni! If you go to your local grocery store you will find fresh pasta, or what is labeled as fresh. Apulia doesn’t agree with this definition of fresh.

Is bread made in a factory 2 weeks ago sold as “Fresh”? Apuilia’s pasta is made daily to order and see the results in the texture and taste.They also make Gluten Free Pasta!


Even if you’ve never met any Italians from the old country, you know about their love of food. Italians don’t just eat food, they dream about it . Come and visit them on Saturday at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market or call them! Their meals can be either oven ready or cooked, just let us know how you prefer party trays.

See menu for a complete list and prices

They are now located at 221 Franktown Road Carleton Place

Please call 613—492 –0343

Or email them at info@apulia.ca

“Shop The Carleton Place Farmer’s Market —- Because there is no place like home!”

Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

7 Beckwith St.
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 809-0660

830 am to 1230 am

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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