Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Fresh Sheet for August 14, 2013

Dina's Jewellery makes beautiful bracelets, necklaces and earrings with vibrant colours and uses various metals. This is her first time selling at a market. She was encouraged by her friends and neighbours, who love the jewelry she makes. They suggested she take her hand crafted jewellery to her community farmers market. 

Just a reminder that we have an entirely new look for our website. It is crisp, clean and contemporary and filled with animated slide shows and photos of all of the gorgeous things that are available at our market for you to purchase, enjoy and experience. Check out this link: SWEFM Website!

At our community Tent this week, Canadian Blood Services will be signing people up to donate blood. It's in you to give.

Everything Cheese is an independent specialty cheese and gourmet food store, well known and well loved in our area, located in Riverbend. They are guided by three principles...everything they sell has to be authentic, inspired and delicious! They will be at the market this week offering a wide variety of local and Canadian cheeses, crackers and condiments, along with their wealth of knowledge and passionate love of cheese!

momstown will be back at the info tent doing a craft with the young children who come to our market. This week, they'll be making blueberry baskets. It's sure to be lots of fun!  

Breezesta will be back be at the market this week with their colourful chairs & tables, livening up the look for our market. Be sure to stop by their representative at the west end of the market (by T.R. Greenhouses & Pink Kernel... the snow cone place)  if you have any questions, would like to find out prices, or place an order for their funky, durable recycled plastic furniture.

Moonshine Doughnuts is at the market this week. They will bring their delicious 4-packs of baked, vegan doughnuts and gluten free doughnuts....stayed tuned to our facebook page to learn about the creative and delicious flavours they are making this week.

Remember, if you see something on the lists below that you especially want to seek out, stop by the info tent. There we have a large map of the site that shows where vendors are located and we have volunteers who can direct you to help you find those treasured items.

Fresh vegetables & fruits in season, and available now at this week's market:
The BC fruit trucks are bringing a wealth of gorgeous fruit. This week expect to see:
    Romanesco Cauliflower at the market!
  • Apples (Galas, Macs, Pink Ladies)
  • Dehydrated apples, sparkling cider, 100% pure apple juice 
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries (dark cherries & yellow Rainers)
  • Currants, red & black 
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears (green & red)
  • Plums (yellow & purple & Dinosaur's egg)
  • Raspberries
  • Saskatoons (fresh saskatoons are no longer available, but frozen ones are)
  • Watermelon
As for veggies... they are now officially pouring in from the fields! Expect to see:
  • Basil (fresh cut & plants)
  • Broccoli (First of the Season!!)
  • Beans... yellow & green & purple, field & hothouse long (incredibly, the purple beans change colour when you steam them or plop them in boiling water, going from purple to green... the second they're green, they're done!)
  • Beets (red, purple & golden)
  • Butternut squashes
  • Cabbages (green & purple, round and conical)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower (white, purple, yellow and the wonderfully whimsical Romanesco)
  • Cucumbers, field & hothouse, small pickling, small snacking, long English, and large field cukes
  • Dill, long stalks & flowers (perfect for new potatoes & making dill pickles)
  • Eggplants (long purple & yellow and small green oriental)
  • Fennel 
  • Garlic
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Herb plants (thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, mint, sage, rosemary, dill, sorrel)
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi (purple & green)
  • Lettuces (romaine, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce)
  • Onions (large field onions, red onions, small spring onions, chives)
  • Pattypan Squashes (mini yellow or green squashes, great for sautéing) 
  • Peas
  • Peppers (small & large orange, yellow, red & green bell peppers, sweet thin-walled long red cubanelle peppers, red spicy chiles, mildly spicy green jalepeños, hot banana peppers, extremely hot wee little orange habeñeros)
  • Potatoes (golden, white, purple, red)... don't forget to pick up fresh dill to go with them.
  • Romaine
  • Scapes (garlic tops) & fresh garlic
  • Swiss chard (it comes in three colours: rhubarb red, peppermint stick pink and golden yellow)
  • Summer Squashes (Zucchini and yellow summer squashes)
  • Tomatoes, field & hothouse (large, small & on the vine red, the wonderfully flavourful & meaty green & red striped mini zebras, heirloom varieties, Romas, Big Uglies, etc.) 
  • Local & Canadian artisan cheese (Everything Cheese)
  • A variety of artisan breads, cinnamon buns, cinnamon breads, pies, muffins, sweet loaves, gluten-free loaves & baking, cupcakes, bagels, homemade cookies, cakes & other finger-licking good baked treats throughout the market
  • Unbelievably authentic & delicious French style croissants (with chocolate inside, or with real raspberries)
  • Brioche with raisins & coconut palm sugar crumble or with orange blossom and a hint of anise
  • A wide assortment of flavours of banana bread
  • Fresh & frozen meats (beef, bison, pork, chicken, lamb) 
  • Farm-fresh eggs
  • Jarred pickles (cucumber pickles, dill pickles, pickled eggs, pickled beets)
  • Dehydrated garlic powder
  • Fresh raw honey & bee pollen (Want to know more about bee pollen? Click here.)
  • Specialty gelatos (great in this blistering summer heat!) They're packed on dry ice at the market, so they easily make the trip home without melting.
  • Greek dips (humus, tzatziki, spicy feta & red pepper) and specialty Greek food items
  • Turkish Foods (from savoury pastries and dinner items to sweet dessert treats)
  • Korean Foods (green onion cakes, kimchi, bulgogi as ready to go meals )
  • Indian Foods (naan & butter chicken as ready to go meals, Samosas, Indian cookies & salty snacks)
  • Thai Foods (frozen & ready for your weekday meals)
  • Ready-made meals and spice mixes and other items perfect for the BBQ season
  • Packages of spices ready for appetizer dips or wine slushes
  • Smoked meats (sausages, pepperonis, sandwich meats, jerkies)
  • Perogies
  • Jams & jellies & condiments to compliment everything from your toast through to your meats and fish
  • Sweet treats like cookies, mini cupcakes, snow cones & soft ice-cream to eat on the spot
  • Gourmet chocolate bars and truffles in fabulously inventive flavours
  • Gourmet Doughnuts (Moonshine Doughnuts)
  • Kettle Popcorn


  •  Jewellery this week (necklaces, earrings, bracelets from Jewels By Amy, Capiluv, Gypsy Bird and Dina's Jewellery) 
  • Beautiful, one of a kind cheese platters made out of wine bottles (Shilo's Glass)
  • Specialty soap (Ada's Soap is back)
  • Bath & body items (lip balms, bath bombs, body creams)
  • Great seating, picnic tables, patio & deck furniture from BREEZESTA Patio Chairs
  • the ATM will be in the centre of the market, beside Yellowbird Food Truck, should you need access to a banking machine 

  • Barring high winds (forecasted at over 25km/hr and wild weather, the inflatable slide will be BACK on site 
  • The balloon busker will be at the market, creating lively, fun designs out of his rainbow of coloured balloons. 
  • The Dolphin Lady facepainter will be at the market, creating incredible works of art on wee little faces
  • momstown will be at the SWEFM Info tent doing crafts with the kids that they're sure to enjoy, free of charge. 
  • And as always, there are plenty of curbs and rocks to balance on along the avenue of trees that goes down the centre of our market!
 Come on out to the market for dinner. The food trucks will be on site, and you can grab a spot of shade under a tree (and perhaps even a spot at one of the highly coveted picnic tables, if you're lucky!) and then devour a scrumptious dinner. Choose from :

  • Sailin' On (vegan), 
  • Bully (gourmet comfort food) 
  • Yellow Bird (Japanese fusion) 
  • Fat Franks (gourmet hotdogs, sausages & smokies)
  • Butcher's Bus (sausage on a bun, pierogies & soft ice cream cones)
  • Pink Kernel (snow cones, mini donuts, popped carnival corn, cotton candy)

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Contributed by Melisa Zapisocky

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