Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Fresh Sheet: June 12th

Bring Dad To The Market Day!

Father's Day is coming, so this week's market is sure to be lots of fun, filled with father's day activities and vendor specials to help mark dad's special day and make it memorable for him and for your family. 
  • At the SWEFM table, find a draw box to enter your favourite dad to win a prize... Vines, El Mercado, The City of Edmonton and Famoso Pizzeria are donating wonderful gifts to be won! 
  • There will also be a special events tent on site where your child can come and create & decorate a wooden key rack just for dad's keys, under the tent. 
  • And the firemen will be at the market with their great big fire engines and bunker gear. 
  • Come on out for face-painting, musical entertainment, balloon creations, food trucks, concessions and more. 
  • Barring high winds or rain, the inflatable slide will be there for the kids as well.
Specials & great items at this week's market for Father's Day...
  • BBQ grilling spice mixes & bottled sauces from Food Direct
  • Gift Baskets for Father's Day... with shaving soap, loofah, massage bars and more from Ada's Soap Shop. Patrick's products are unique in that they are natural - contain no fragrances, colors and they are made naturally using coco and palm oils with essential oils that are derived from flowers and plants.  The gift baskets will be $20... a terrific value!
  • Father's Day often means bringing out the BBQ... Red Tractor has a discount on mouthwatering beef & bison steaks for Dad!! 
  • Simply Supper has a great combo for a terrific Father's Day dinner... Ready-2-Grill Ribs and/or Burgers. As well, Monita will have BBQ Rub for $10, delicious Bacon Jam for $10 and $20 Simply Supper Gift Cards already wrapped for teachers' gifts at her booth.
  • Cheeses are ideal for a Father's Day treat or backyard BBQ... this week Everything Cheese will have on hand Smokehouse Cheddar, Oka with Mushrooms, Italian Style Gouda, Chevre Noir (goat cheddar) and Local Pecorino. Why not make beer & cheese your father's day gift this year ! They go perfectly together!
A number of sponsors have stepped up to help us make this year's Father's Day Market a special one. 
  1. A special thanks to Vines for providing a fantastic gift basket as a generous draw prize for our event this year.
  2. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Magrath is generously donating TWO gift certificates for their awesome local restaurant for our prize draw as well.
  3. Evangeline at El Mercado has generously donated some of her authentic Mexican corn tortillas to be won at our prize draw box.
  4. The City of Edmonton has donated another family pass to be given out at this month's special event! Combine good food from our market with great exercise at the TCRC and embrace all aspects of a healthy living lifestyle!
  5. Thanks to Special Event Rentals for giving us a significant discount on renting the tent under which the kids' craft will take place! 
  6. Thanks to Home Depot, Sherwood Park for donating the wood for the special kids' craft!!!

Fresh vegetables & fruits in season, and available now at this week's market:
  • Field-grown, fresh radishes
  • Fresh cut basil & chives
  • Fresh, green onions
  • Over-wintered potatoes (purple, pink, & white fleshed varieties)
  • Over-wintered squashes
  • Over-wintered carrots
  • Long green hothouse beans
  • Hothouse cucumbers (long English and mini varieties that are perfect for packing in lunches)
  • Field-grown rhubarb
  • Field-grown spinach
  • Fresh herbs (thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, mint, sage, rosemary)
  • Hothouse lettuces (green leaf lettuce and butter lettuce),
  • Hothouse tomatoes (large, small & on the vine red, the wonderfully flavourful & meaty green & red striped mini zebras) 
  • Hothouse peppers (small & large orange, yellow, red, green, & red & green spicy chiles)

  •  A variety of artisan breads, cinnamon breads, sweet loaves, gluten-free loaves & baking, cupcakes, homemade cookies (Gourmet Girl is back!), croissants & other buttery, finger-licking good baking
  • Fresh meats (beef, bison, pork, chicken, fish)
  • This week's selections, from Everything Cheese... Smokehouse Cheddar, Oka with Mushrooms, Italian Style Gouda, Chevre Noir (goat cheddar) and Local Pecorino
  • Farm-fresh eggs
  • Jarred pickles
  • Fresh raw honey
  • Specialty ice-creams (from Cravings Gelato, a new vendor to our market) 
  • Specialty chocolate! Yup... the Violet Chocolate COmpany starts up at our market this week
  • Gourmet marshmallows in a wide assortment of flavours
  • Greek dips and specialty Greek food items
  • Indian Foods (naan, butter chicken, etc.)
  • Thai Foods (frozen & ready for your weekday meals)
  • Ready-made items perfect for the BBQ season
  • Smoked meats (sausages, pepperonis, sandwich meats, jerkies)
  • Jams & jellies & condiments to compliment everything from your toast through to your meats and fish
  • Authentic Mexican tortillas
  • Sweet treats like fudge, mini cupcakes, kettle popcorn, snow cones & soft ice-cream to eat on the spot
  • Dinner at the food trucks! (Bully & Sailing On)

And Of Course...

  • The inflatable kids' slide
  • Jewellery (necklaces, earrings, bracelets) 
  • Clothing items (Mod Shop Tots is back plus Rock My Baby Cocoons...)
  • Artisanal Soaps
  • Bath & Body items 
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Contributed by Sheri Hendsbee

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