Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Fresh Sheet: July 16, 2014

Taste fresh, local food from your community!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:30-7:30

It's going to be an exciting week at SWEFM, with fresh food, great artisans, and stage fighting performances by the players from the Freewill Shakespeare Festival!

For those of you looking for other ways to introduce healthy eating into your lifestyle, our Health Tours run every week. Stop by the info tent to talk to one of our nutrition guides who will answer any questions you may have and help you shop for healthier options. 

For market shopping tips, be sure to check out this page to ensure your market visit is everything it should be. And remember, please leave Fido at home- no dogs are allowed where food is being served!  

As your favourite community market, we do our best to connect you to your neighbours!

The Devonshire Care Centre will be in our Community Tent this week, providing guests information about their accredited long term care centre. They strive to offer a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere for our residents, families and employees, so be sure to say hello and ask them some questions!

The Servus Credit Union tent at this week’s Farmers’ Market will be a monstrous amount of fun!
Servus Heritage Festival 2014 (August 2nd-4th) is kicking off in just a couple of weeks at Hawrelak Park! For the first time ever, Servus is exclusively offering food tickets at a 20% discount.  Drop by the Servus tent and learn more about this exclusive deal!  You can also ENTER TO WIN 4 sheets of Servus Heritage Festival food tickets (Value: $100.00 CND) onsite at this week’s Farmers’ Market.  Join Edmonton and come savour the sights, sounds and aromas from over 60 pavilions representing over eighty-five cultures.  
Servus will also have their ‘Crazy Can’ game at the tent.  Test your throwing skills and see how well you can aim.  Knock all of the cans down and you will WIN a prize.
And don’t forget to drop by for your Servus reusable tote for all of your Farmers’ Market needs (Limited quantities).  

The Sprouts Program for kids is filled for the season, but families who missed out on registration can always access the Sprouts recipes online! Sprouts families are asked to participate in a study from University of Alberta. Participation in the study involves completing three short surveys over the next three months. Your participation in the the research study is voluntary, but much appreciated! For more information on the Sprouts Program and to see the Sprouts recipes for kids, click here.

The inflatable slide and bouncy castle will also be here this week, weather permitting.

We don't fail to entertain at the Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market! Check out this week's entertainers and buskers below. 

Players from the Freewill Shakespeare Festival will be performing staged sword fighting throughout the market, so get ready for some great action!

Cheerific will be on site this week wowing you as you shop, and our musical lineup includes a variety of SWEFM busker favourites Last but not least, balloon artists Jose and Russ and face painter Lady Dolphin will be joining us again this week, weather permitting.

Cherries and strawberries are ripe and ready for you to devour! Visit our all-star fruit vendors for the best tastes of summer. 

Red Apple B.C. Fruit is back again this week with their delicious B.C. apples, pears, and fresh berries.
Steve & Dan's B.C. Fruit will have lapin and rainier cherries, apricots, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, transparent apples and their dehydrated fruit, sparkling juice, and 100% apple juice.
AIG Produce will be at market this week, bringing fresh fruit and berries straight from B.C..

There's nothing like fresh local vegetables for summer salads and barbeques! Check out what our veggie vendors are bringing this week:

The Plot will be at market this week with herbs, lettuce mixes and preserves.
Dargatz Family Farm will be bringing spring vegetables, lettuce mixes, preserves, eggs, food plants, and tomatoes to market this week.
Holden Colony will be bringing a variety of fresh vegetables, including peppers, radishes, cucumbers and tomatoes, root vegetables, eggs, chickens, and delicious preserves.
S4 Greenhouses will be bringing their freshest tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce.
Riverbend Gardens is back this week with fresh vegetables from the field including peas, carrots, potatoes, swiss chard, beets, fennel, and more.

Our meat line-up has some old favourites and some new vendors to try: 
Sunworks Farm brings a variety of grass-fed and organic meats to market. Be sure to ask for a sample when checking out their stall, but be prepared to fall in love!
Jerky Jerky is back this week bringing his fantastic jerky in a variety of flavours. They offer samples, so be sure to give one a try! 

Our bakers are the best! There's no better way to get over the mid-week hump than a special treat from a local baker. 
Raspberry and Cocoa is back this week with their delightful croissants and baked goods. Warm them up in the oven when you get home for a to-die-for treat!
Celebrate, Gluten Free is the wonderful for those who avoid gluten. She always has a feature item or two, so be sure to stop by every week!
Sweet Stuff will be stocked full with her adorable cupcakes. Her Oreo "cookies" are the ultimate indulgence after a long evening of walking the market!
Confetti Sweets will be back again with their delicious cookies. They have so many varieties you'll have to come back week after week to try them all!
Cafe O' Play's Little Crumbs is back this week with more of their hit nut-free baking. Try their Potato Chip Chocolate Chip cookie that's entered in our ingredient challenge this week!
Prairie Mill Baking Co. will have their fantastic locally-baked bread. If you're looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, their chocolate banana bread is to die for!

Want a quick and delicious take-home food item? We've got you covered!

Birds and Bees Winery is back at market this week with their fantastic meads and honey wines. 
Sara's Korean Kitchen will be at market this week with her delicious Korean foods. 
Melodi's Kitchen is back at SWEFM with their ever-popular Turkish foods and treats.
Superfood Station is back at market this week with their healthy treats and sodas made from fresh superfoods.
Long Lost Foods, our vegan ready-to-eat vendor, will be selling their delicious vegan zucchini chips, pizza pops, burger patties and more.
Cravings Gelato will be bringing their gelato in a variety of flavours. 
Fruits of Sherbrooke will be bringing their oh-so-popular preserves made from at least 60% rescued fruit in Edmonton neighbourhoods.
Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food. Her samosas are a favourite of ours!
The Mallow Fellow will be bringing their oh-so-soft, oh-so-perfect marshmallows to market in a variety of flavours. Our favourite is watermelon, so grab a package and share it with a friend!
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved Greek dips and treats to market this week.
The Violet Chocolate Company is back with their delicious specialty chocolate.
Simply Supper brings ready-to-eat meals to market to make your busy life easier. Try a sample of one of their ready-to-eat dinners!

No farmers' market visit is complete without dinner at one of our fantastic food trucks. Where will you eat this week? 

Yellowbird Cafe Truck is back from The Works festival with their fantastic Japanese food. They're a great option for a complete dinner when you're at market!
La Poutine will be serving their authentic and delicious poutine at market this week.
Knosh Catering is back with their unbelievably delicious U.K. comfort food. Try their Ploughman Jacket Baked Potato that's entered in our ingredient challenge this week!
Bully Food Truck is a SWEFM staple and will be offering their fantastic comfort food again this week. The mac and cheese is a favourite among SWEFM volunteers!
Fat Franks is back and will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings!
The Pink Kernel will be at market offering mini doughnuts, cotton candy and snow cones.
Original Canadian Kettle Corn is a vendor you can't skip at any farmers' market! Say hello and watch your popcorn be made fresh, right in front of you.

We have only the best artisans at SWEFM. Be sure to finish off your market experience with a great item for you or a friend!

Orange Avocado Jewelry by Sandra Paetsch is returning for the last time this summer to the SWEFM.  She will be bringing her NEW druzy heart pendant necklaces, bracelets and earrings as well as her mini pave bead necklaces. Druzy stones are characterized by clusters of minute quartz crystals formed on the surface of a host stone.  They sparkle in the sunlight and are sweet reminders of those you love.
Dazzling Designs is new to SWEFM and will be selling her lovely Indian-inspired clothing and jewelry.
Gypsy Bird is back at SWEFM this week with her gorgeous handmade jewelry made with found objects. 
The Owlery will be at market with her youthful and fun handmade jewelry. 
Ada's Soap Shop will be selling cold-processed soap along with lip balm, lavender flowers and more. 
Prairie Cedar Creations will be back with his beautiful cedar garden decor, cutting boards and more.

See you at market!

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