Heather de Kok Flower Design is an Edmonton-based florist who works with farmers in Canada to source local flowers. We grow a ton of flowers in Western Canada, so it only makes sense that one should seek out locally-cut bouquets. Heather will be at the market in September selling beautiful bouquets of cut flowers from farms in Alberta and BC. This week she is bringing Gladiolus, Sunflowers, Veronicas and Chinese Lanterns.
Theo's Greek Kouzina is certainly known for this authentic greek dips: like hummous, tzatziki & melitzano salata, a tangy, lemony roasted egg plant salad that is terrific with pita bread (featured in 'The Avenue's 25 best things to eat 2013 addition) - all of which are very good. Recently we saw Louie bringing something special to market - Saganaki. This is
Louie's favourite... a lightly breaded & baked cheese that is delicious served warm from the oven, and eaten with a knife and for for dinner. His come ready to pop straight in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Sagnaki is made with sheep and cow's milk, and unlike halloumi cheese, it is not salty. Come early, the Saganaki sells quickly, and be sure to ask for a sample of his famous melizano salata.
Dargatz Family Farms ...With fall just around the corner some of us begin to rejoice for Winter Squashes. Don't get me wrong, I certainly love the summertime vegetables, but this time of year I begin to look forward to hearty and savoury dishes made with the versatile winter squash. Keith and Colin Dargatz have the first Butternut Squash of the season. Butternut squash have a sweet, nutty taste and their flesh is a gorgeous tangerine colour. Perfect in soups, roasted with herbs or added to a casserole. Yum!
momstown will be back at the info tent doing a craft with the young children who come to our market, so be sure to stop by and make a craft - this week, POPSICLE BARNS!
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.
- Apples (Galas, Macs, Pink Ladies)
- Dehydrated apples, sparkling cider, 100% pure apple juice
- Cherries (dark cherries & yellow Rainers)
- Concord grapes (the seedless wine grapes, small & dark & ever so flavour-filled)
- Currants, red & black
- Pears (green & red)
- Plums (yellow & purple & Dinosaur's egg)
- Saskatoons (fresh saskatoons are no longer available, but frozen ones are)
- Jewellery this week (necklaces, earrings, bracelets from Jewels By Amy, Gypsy Bird & Jenny's Gems).
- Dazzling polished stones, minerals and crystals (It's in the Stones)
- One-of a kind word art, corian bowls and beautiful wood racks (Morrie's Hand Crafts).
- Bath & body items (lip balms, bath bombs, body creams)
- Beautiful, one of a kind cheese platters made out of wine bottles (Shilo's Glass)
- Specialty soap (Ada's Soap is back)
- 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!
- 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