Family Day Weekend!

It's another cold February day and we are feeling especially grateful for our wonderful community as we head into Family Day weekend! We so look forward to seeing all of our market family each week and you bring such a smile to our faces. Last weekend's market was incredible with the talented Donald Waugh's music, making cute Valentine's cards with wonderful Dotsy, and Chef Anna Carroll from Growing Chefs who made a delicious Risotto using a wide variety of seasonal vegetables. We hope to see you all this week as you enjoy the long weekend with your families!

Introducing our new Farmers' Market Manager

As you may know from last week’s newsletter, Paige Postma has moved on from being our Farmers’ Market Manager after a wonderful year with us. The role has now been filled by myself, Patricia de Wit. It is a privilege to be able to join our hardworking and talented vendors and the welcoming community who are passionate about locally-grown food and locally-crafted goods direct from farmers, growers, and producers!

I’ve already had the pleasure of meeting so many of you and chatting about this year’s market seasons and it has only made me more excited to jump right in. Please introduce yourselves at your next visit to the market – I look forward to meeting you all!

I am so grateful to Paige for her guidance as she leads us into the Winter season and on behalf of our Farmers’ Market community, I thank her for her many contributions to the market. Paige, you will be missed and we wish you well!

What's on this week?

Saturday, February 15th

Cooking Class-(11:00-12:00): Chef Kimi Abdullah, Co-Founder of Petojo Food and Catering, will be sharing three classic Indonesian dishes

Musician-(10:00-1:00): Frank Risdale

Kids Craft-(9:30-11:30): Dotsy will be making super squishy fruits and vegetables!

Vendor List: 

La Houlette De Vie (French Pastry and Sourdough Bread)

Helm Baked (Gluten Free Baking)

Blanbrook Bison Farm (locally raised bison, jerky, roasts, steaks, ground and more)

Morsels (Lorraine makes amazing savoury pastry each week for us to enjoy, get a quiche slice for breakfast this week)

Harvest Moon Trading Co. (All local, mostly organic preserves)

Lynch Maple Farms (2019 maple syrup available, as they gear up for the 2020 sugaring season!)

Pillitteri Winery (Meet Terry and learn about the amazing Ontario family winery)

Chocosol Traders (Stone ground cacao – “We believe in making chocolate food, not candy.“)

*Please note, this is the “off season” for farming. At our weekly Saturday farmers’ market we pride ourselves in being a producer only market, with a minimum of 51% farmers. For this reason, our vendor base is much smaller in the winter, and vendors come and go as the product is available to sell. If you want to support local THIS is the market of choice! Thank you for supporting our vision and we will see you this weekend!*