Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Fresh Sheet: August 6, 2014

If you can't beat the heat, join it!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:30-7:30

It's prime time for market shopping, with more fresh fruits and vegetables ready to eat than any other time of year. Try out some new recipes this week and do your shopping at market: the local produce will enhance all of the flavours and make any recipe better! If you're looking at a busy week and don't have time to cook, be sure to visit our ready-to-eat vendors for simple and healthy dinner 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!  

We postponed the ingredient challenge last week due to the extreme heat, but are rearing to go for market on Wednesday: Stop by the info tent to take part in this week's SWEFM challenge: Berry Bonanza! Our vendors have done their best to come up with berry-themed items, so be sure to drop in for your chance to win! Simply fill out our challenge sheet with as many answers as you can about berries and the products made with berries at SWEFM to have the chance to win SWEFM market bucks and a reusable shopping bag!

Our volunteers will also be loaded with nutrition tip sheets that are all about berries to help you with the challenge and teach you more about the benefits of everyone's favourite nature candy! If you'd like more nutritional information, be sure to go on a health tour with  our nutrition guide. She can walk you through the market, talk to you about your dietary goals, and help you shop for items that will help you reach those goals. 

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

The Southwest Edmonton Seniors Association will be joining us in our Community Tent for the second time this season, providing information about the great programs available to those who are 55+ in the community. They certainly have a lot of fun at SWESA, so be sure to stop by the Community Tent and chat with their volunteers to learn more!

The Sprouts Program for kids is filled for the season, but families who missed out on registration can always access the Sprouts recipes online!  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.

Fresh and ripe fruit is flowing steadily from B.C. this week. The fruit vendors joining us at SWEFM this week are:

Red Apple B.C. Fruit will be at market with their fresh berries, apples, peaches and nectarines.

Steve & Dan's B.C. Fruit will be bringing their delicious peaches, nectarines, fresh apples, cherries, berries, dehydrated fruit and apple juice this week. 

AIG Produce brings their wonderful cherries, berries and peaches to market directly from Osoyoos, one of Canada's premier fruit-growing regions. 


Fresh vegetables are our favourite part about market season! Expect fresh tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, potatoes, onions, cauliflower, kale, peppers, broccoli, fennel, swiss chard, carrots, beets and more from our vegetable vendors this week. These are the times of plenty, so be sure to stock up now and freeze some of the local goodness for later! The vegetable vendors joining us this week are: 
Dargatz Family Farm will be at market this week with their fantastic cherry tomatoes, mini peppers, potatoes, lettuces, herb pots and more. 

Holden Colony brings their whole bounty to market week after week! Expect a variety of fresh vegetables including kale, lettuce, onions, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and garlic, along with other staples like eggs, frozen chickens, honey, and preserves.

Riverbend Gardens will be bringing their Edmonton-grown carrots, potatoes, beets, fennel, dill, cucumbers, cabbage, kale, coloured cauliflower and broccoli this week!

S4 Greenhouses will be at market this week with their fantastic tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, beans and cucumbers. Be sure to check out their awesome $5 bin!

We believe in meat raised using ethical, sustainable methods, and our meat vendors do too! If you're looking for some delicious meat products, from chicken to jerky to fish, be sure to check out our meat vendors for the week:

Jerky Jerky will be bringing their Alberta-made beef jerky to market this week. They always have samples, so be sure to stop by and try some!

Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery will be at market this week with frozen salmon and halibut. Halibut can be a rare find at market, so be sure to come early to get your fair share!

Sunworks Farm will be bringing their ethically-raised meats for you to enjoy this week. From full chickens to their ever-popular sausages, Sunworks is your new favourite meat desination!


Who doesn't like delicious baked goods? Our vendors have great items, from sweet and soft cupcakes to salty squares made with cheezies, to wholesome bread made with freshly milled flour. With gluten-free and nut-free bakers, there's something for every lover of baking at SWEFM! The bakers joining us this week are:

Celebrate, Gluten Free is out resident gluten-free baker, with breads, brownies and pastries all made in a gluten-free kitchen. It's the perfect vendor for celiacs or those looking for some of the best tarts in Edmonton!

Sweet Stuff will be bringing her wonderful mini and full-sized cupcakes in a variety of flavours, along with her decadent oreo cake cookies. Lindsay also does custom cake orders, so if you're looking for something to make your next event a little sweeter, check out her cake portfolio!

Confetti Sweets will be at market again this week with their awesome cookies. If you haven't tried the coconut cookie yet, you're missing out!

Cafe O' Play's Little Crumbs Bake Shop is SWEFM's only nut-free baker, with all sweets being made in a completely nut-free facility. Their banana loaf and cookies are to die for!

Prairie Mill Baking Co. makes all of their breads the morning of market day with fresh-milled flour and wholesome ingredients. If you're looking for a real treat, try their Cinnamon Roll or Chocolate Chip Banana Bread along with your usual loaf of Corn Millet!


We know you lead busy lives, and our ready-to-eat food vendors are here to help! With options from Turkish to Indian to vegan to sweet, these vendors always have something to help you satisfy a quick craving or serve dinner to your family. Our ready-to-eat vendors joining us this week are:

Peter's Lakeview Farms has the freshest saskatoon berries, jams and pies in Edmonton! With their chemical-free saskatoons picked fresh and baked directly into their delicious pies, there's no going wrong with a slice alongside some vanilla ice cream!

Melodi's Kitchen will be at market with their fantastic Turkish food. Not only are their savoury dishes excellent, but their sweet treats including baklava and apple cinnamon cookies, are amazing.

Superfood Station will be serving up her delicious Japanese-inspired treats and refreshing sodas made with superfoods at market this week. With ingredients like kale, carrots and gogi berries, her sodas and desserts are a guilt-free indulgence!

Long Lost Foods is our resident vegan vendor, bringing pizza bombs, hummus and dips all made without animal products. Be sure to stop by and try a sample!

Cravings Gelato  is a popular vendor on hot market days, and for good reason! They bring handmade artisan gelato to market in a variety of flavours. The types available rotate week-to-week, so there will always be a new favourite waiting for you!

Fruits of Sherbrooke will be at market this week with their popular preserves made from rescued fruit in Edmonton neighbourhoods. This non-profit society does wonderful work in our community and makes fantastic jam. It's a win-win! 

Mini Kitchen makes fantastic Indian and Thai food for you to take home, heat and serve. If you haven't already, be sure to pick up her delicious samosas with dip! 

The Mallow Fellow is our number one destination for building the ultimate s'more. Don't waste your summer campfires with boring supermarket marshmallows; mix it up with one of their exciting flavours that will make your childhood favourite even better!

will be bringing their wonderful pitas, dips, and olives to market this week. Make a wrap with fresh market vegetables and their tzatziki for a healthy lunch this week!

The Violet Chocolate Company will be bringing her handmade chocolates to market this week, including her feature bar of the month, Strawberry Basil! This bar is perfect for those who like a little savoury surprise in their perfectly-crafted chocolate. 

Simply Supper knows you live a busy life, and aims to make it easier with their fantastic heat-and-serve meals. From bean salad to hamburgers, there's something that you and the family will want to eat for dinner on a busy night this week!


Market shopping for local foods can leave you feeling hungry! Our food truck and concession line up is the perfect way to end your evening at market, with healthy and indulgent options that are sure to satisfy everyone. The food trucks joining us this week are:

La Poutine is back at SWEFM this week with their fun and delicious poutine. They pride themselves in having an authentic recipe... Ask them what makes their cheese curds to special!

Yellowbird Cafe Truck is back again this week, serving a wide variety of Japanese dishes to SWEFM guests. If you're looking for a dinner option to fill you up, Yellowbird is a great choice! 

Knosh Catering is back with their unbelievably delicious U.K. comfort food. They love to use fresh fruits from our B.C. fruit vendors at SWEFM... Ask them what's on special this week!

Bully Food Truck is a SWEFM staple and will be offering their fantastic comfort food again this week. They have great salad options for those looking for something a little lighter in the summer heat!

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. Their iced tea is a popular treat for thirsty kids and adults!

Original Canadian Kettle Corn will be serving up their freshly-popped kettle corn at market this week! If kettle corn isn't your thing, they also have salty popcorn for the crunch without the sweetness!

Farmers' markets are the perfect place to find high-quality, handmade products. Our artisan vendors are incredibly talented and love to share information about their crafts. From soap to jewelry and fashion, they're all worth a visit:

Ada's Soap Shop always has beautiful soaps that are perfect for treating your skin. Made with only natural ingredients, Patrick's soap is sure to soothe and moisturize all skin types!

Dazzling Designs
will be at market again this week with her wonderful Indian-inspired fashion. Her cotton dresses make terrific transition pieces from summer to fall: wear them now with simple sandals, and with a cardigan, leggings and boots when the leaves begin to change!

Gypsy Bird 
will be joining us with her gorgeous handmade jewelry. Her eclectic pieces are sure to fit in to your wardrobe, so be sure to stop by and peruse! 

See you at market!

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