Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fresh Sheet: October 1, 2014

  Only two more weeks to visit your community market!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:30-7:30

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.

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!   

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.

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. 


With everything in season, now is the perfect time to try a new vegetable or a new recipe. 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, carrots, squash and more. 
The Plot will be with us again this week, bringing fresh-made ketchup and relish, along with carrots, beets, golden beets, mixed potatoes, green onions, white onions, zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, basil and dill.  
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 winter squash, carrots, Red Banana, Ama Rosa, and Mozart Potatoes, beets, cabbage, kale, coloured cauliflower and onions this week!
S4 Greenhouses will be at market this week with their fantastic tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, beans and cucumbers. They make adorable $2 mixed bags just for our Sprouts!

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:

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 destination!


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:

Sweet Stuff will be bringing her wonderful mini and full-sized cupcakes in a variety of flavours, along with her oatmeal raisin cookies that are perfect with a cold glass of milk.
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!
Prairie Mill Baking Co. makes all of their breads the morning of market day with fresh-milled flour and wholesome ingredients. 


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: 

Honest Dumplings will be at market with their absolutely wonderful and healthy dumplings. Ray uses fresh ingredients to colour and fill her products, so be sure to ask her all about her process!
Cakes by Oma will be joining us this week with her wonderful European cakes made with real butter, cream, fresh fruit and custard. 
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!
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! 
Theo's Greek Kouzina 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!


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 will be back at market this week with their delicious poutine made with hand-cut fries. 
Knosh Catering is back this week (by special request!) and will be serving some Thanksgiving-themed U.K. comfort food.
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! 
Bully Food Truck is a SWEFM staple and will be offering their fantastic comfort food again this week. Try their Locker Room Burger to support a good cause!
Fat Franks is back and will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings! 
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 will be at market with his beautiful handcrafted soap, made with all-natural ingredients. 

See you at market!

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