I went to the St. Norbert Farmers Market today. I try and get out there every once in awhile. I started my day off with breakfast at Stella’s, and then grabbed a bus out to the farmers market. I like to go out and visit the Bread Lady, and the presence of the Green Bean Coffee Tent makes for another must stop place at the Market.
While I was there, I tried some of the fresh pressed apple cider from John Boy Farms. I found it quite refreshing and not overly sweet.
Eventually, I came to the main reason that I had made the trip, and that was to visit the J.T. Spring Roll truck. When I first started working in the Broadway area, J. T. Spring Roll was about the only truck operating that served something other than burgers and fries, etc. J.T. served spring and egg rolls along with noodle dishes and Vietnamese subs. However, I noticed last year that the truck wasn’t around the Broadway area, and again this year there was no sign of it. This was disappointing, for as much as I appreciate and enjoy the new trucks that have found there way to Broadway, I miss J. T. Spring Roll being there.
It turns out that the owner has decided not to continue on in the daily routine of Broadway. It’s also the case that most of the former menu items are no longer available. Only the spring rolls and eggs rolls were being sold out at the market. That’s okay, because they were always the stars of the menu in the first place.
As always, the spring rolls are packed full with their mixture of pork and vegetables. The outside pastry is deep fried to the point of being crispy, while the filling is moist and savoury. They sell for $1.50 each of 6 for $7.50. I bought three, because they are so filling that three make for a satisfying lunch. As you can see from the picture below, I had already eaten one before I got around to taking the picture.
J.T. may not be hitting the streets in the way he once did, but the truck alone is worth making a Saturday trip out to St. Norbert. So, while I may not get out to the truck much, I just want to say thanks to J.T. Spring Roll for giving me so many memorable lunches.