Autumn is definitely upon us, and now is the perfect time to start practicing recipes for Thanksgiving. With squash, zucchini, beets, potatoes, pumpkins and other fall vegetables piled high at our vendors' tables, there's enough fresh food for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to savour the last of the summer fruit this week, too, as our fruit vendors will still have a few baskets of strawberries, grapes, nectarines and peaches for us to enjoy.
SWEFM is constantly working to improve our market to support our community. We would absolutely love your feedback on what we're doing right and what could be improved at market for next season, so please complete our Customer Survey. As a thank you for completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win $30 in SWEFM Market Bucks! Please complete the survey here.
The River City Chickens Collective will be in the Community Tent this week, providing information about the Urban Hen Pilot with the City of Edmonton.
The River City Chickens Collective is an informal group of citizens who have been promoting bylaw change to permit backyard hens in Edmonton since 2007. We are very pleased that the City has now approved a pilot project which will see a dozen families enjoying keeping up to 8 chickens in their backyards for the next year. If this goes smoothly Edmonton may soon join other major cities, such as New York, Vancouver, Guelph, and Red Deer, in allowing residents to enjoy these personable creatures, and the fresh eggs that they lay, on a permanent basis.
River City Chickens continues to advocate for chickens and provides information and education about keeping hens in an urban environment. Please check their website or Facebook page for details of a “Chickens 101” workshop on Sunday, October 5th.
The Sprouts Program for kids will be accepting new children for the rest of the season. Families can always access the Sprouts recipes online! For more information on the Sprouts Program and to see the Sprouts recipes for kids, click here.
We ask all Sprouts who have been saving their tokens over the summer to redeem them in the next two weeks! Tokens received in the 2014 season will not be valid in 2015.
Dargatz Family Farm will be at market this week with their fantastic cherry tomatoes, mini peppers, potatoes, carrots, squash and more.
We believe in meat raised using ethical, sustainable methods, and our meat vendors do too! If you're looking for some delicious meat products, look no further:
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:
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