Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Fresh Sheet: July 9, 2014

Gorgeous weather deserves gorgeous food!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:30-7:30

Fresh vegetables are coming out of the fields, the sun is shining, and locally made ready-to-eat dinners are as appealing as ever on hot summer evenings. Market this week will be full of fresh healthy food, artisans with beautiful pieces, and treats to satisfy your sweet (and savoury) tooth.

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!  

Our friends from Forgotten Favourites will be doing a cooking demonstration at the info tent this week! They'll be showing guests how to cook up a delicious salad that's perfect for the summer months: Szechuan Peanut Pasta Salad. To participate in the cooking demonstrations and try a sample of the salad, visit the info tent at 5:00, 5:45 or 6:30 pm. Be sure to save room in your shopping bag for a recipe book from Forgotten Favourites and the market ingredients to make the salad!

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

The Southwest Seniors' Association will be in our Community Tent this week, providing guests information about the excellent programs and activities available to seniors in Southwest Edmonton. The Southwest Seniors' Association is a great way to meet new friends, try new things, and learn more about what our city has to offer. If you're 55+, or if you have a friend looking for fun who is, stop by the Community Tent and 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 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. 

Cheerific will be on site this week wowing you as you shop, and our musical lineup includes a young band featuring Jesse and Willow, Matthew and Charlotte, Clinton Richardson along with Mykola Bilash and his acoustic Ukrainian band. 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:

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.
Riverbend Gardens is back this week with fresh vegetables from the field including peas, carrots, potatoes, swiss chard, beets, 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! 
Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery is back this week with their excellent B.C. fish. Line up early, they're a popular vendor! 

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!

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!
Sailin' On Food Truck will be at market this week with their popular and creative vegan fare.
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!

Gypsy Bird is back at SWEFM this week with her gorgeous handmade jewelry made with found objects.
Hipbees will be at market this week with her fantastic beeswax-based hand and body products.   
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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