Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Fresh Sheet: July 2, 2014

Happy Canada Day. Support Canadian producers here!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:30-7:30

We hope you've enjoyed your Canada Day weekend activities! There's no better way to keep the patriotism going by supporting your local food producers. Canadian food tastes better AND helps the local economy, and there's no better way to buy Canadian food than at your community farmers' market!

For those of you looking for other ways to introduce healthy eating into your lifestyle, our Health Tours 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!  

Our vendors are competing for your votes this week in our Potato Ingredient Challenge! Vendors, including Little Crumbs Bake Shop, Knosh Catering, Riverbend Gardens and more will be featuring their best work featuring potatoes to fight for your vote. All votes will be entries into a draw to win a prize for the most popular item, so be sure to make your opinion count! Stop by the info tent to participate in the challenge and to enter the draw.

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

Premier Dave Hancock will be at the community tent this week to meet members of the community and answer any of your questions about the provincial government. It's a great opportunity to shake the Premier's hand, take a photo and learn more about what's going on at the Legislature! Stop by the community tent to say hello.

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 will be contacted this week by researchers from the University of Alberta to complete a survey. 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 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. 

Cheerific will be on site this week wowing you as you shop, and our musical lineup includes a young band featuring Jesse and Willow who are excited to debut at SWEFM, along with Brogan and his accordion. Last but not least, balloon artists Pretzel 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 is joining us with their strawberries, cherries, winter apples, winter pears, hazelnuts, sparkling juice, 100% apple juice and dehydrated apples. Check out their oh-so-popular Sprouts cups for $2 (or a Sprouts token!). They're a great healthy alternative for a mid-market snack!
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 joining us at market with mesclun mix, spinach, radishes, herbs along with her delicious wine jellies and a new green pepper jelly.
Dargatz Family Farm will be bringing spring vegetables and plants.
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 (along with those adorable $2 bags for our little Sprouts).
Riverbend Gardens is back this week with new potatoes and other fresh veggies including spinach, radishes, swiss chard 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!
Blue Rose Baking Co. is with us again this week and will be serving up her gorgeous vegan treats. Her cupcakes are not just a treat for the eyes, they taste amazing, too!
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!

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. Try their special this week: $1 off two jars of their exciting Hot Pepper Spread!
Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food. Her samosas are a favourite of ours!
The Mallow Fellow has the best treats for the long weekend... Can you say s'mores? Stop by and be sure to stock up on Canada Day-themed treats, too!
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. This month, you can purchase a $20 gift card as your teacher tthank-you gift and Simply Supper will sweeten the deal by adding a menu planning pad, $5 off coupon and free gift wrapping. The $20 gift card can be used towards our Ready-2-Go meals ($20 buys one complete meal from our Ready-2-Go Freezer) or You Assemble Session in-store.

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 is joining us this week with their fantastic poutine. Step out of your poutine comfort zone this week and try one of their fun features... It's the Canadian thing to do!
Knosh Catering is back with their oh-so-popular 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!

Gypsy Bird is back at SWEFM this week with her gorgeous handmade jewelry made with found objects.
Ada's Soap Shop will be selling cold-processed soap along with lip balm, lavender flowers and more.
Prairie Cedar Creations is joining us at SWEFM this week with his beautiful cedar garden decor, cutting boards and more.

See you at market!

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