Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Fresh Sheet: September 24, 2014

Your favourite Autumn foods await!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:30-7:30

The temperatures may not be cool yet, but Autumn is in full swing at market this week. With fresh fall vegetables and fruits coming from the fields, it's a great time to get your fill of pumpkins, squash, apples and pears, not to mention all of the fantastic ready-to-eat foods at SWEFM! This week is also our last collection date for the Edmonton Food Bank, so please remember to bring your fresh fruit and vegetables to donate.

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 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. 

Simply Supper has sponsored our Sprouts Recipe of the Week! All Sprouts who visit the Sprouts table this week will receive a free packet of Simply Supper Spice Mix to use in the recipe below. Simply Supper is a great supporter of SWEFM and our Sprouts, having been a vendor at market for most of the summer. They allow busy families to make healthy and easy meals together, something we all should do more of! To learn more about Simply Supper and their great offerings, visit www.simplysupper.ca. 


This week is our final Harvest Festival of the season in support of the Edmonton Food Bank. Enjoy our local bounty of fresh vegetables and help others in our city enjoy them, too! As part of the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program, you can donate fresh vegetables from your garden on-site this Wednesday or purchase fresh vegetables from our vendors to donate. The produce will be used by the Edmonton Food Bank to support those in need and allow everyone in Edmonton to eat fresh and healthy foods. 

Produce that is easy to prepare and doesn't spoil quickly is the most helpful, so be sure to bring your potatoes, lettuce mixes, beets and carrots! Our volunteers in the info tent will have helpful shopping guides to help you purchase appropriate (and delicious) produce items to donate at market. We're aiming to donate 1000 lbs of produce this year, so please help us reach our target! We also encourage our Sprouts children to use their tokens to donate fresh vegetables this week. Nothing tastes better than helping others!

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. 


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:

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!
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:

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 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!
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. Check out all of their fun takes on simple squares!
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!
The Mallow Fellow will be back at market this week with their fresh handmade marshmallows. Be sure to roast a few of these delights over an Autumn campfire!
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!
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! 
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. 
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:

Dazzling Designs will be back at market this week with her wonderful handmade clothing and jewelry. Her pieces are perfect for pairing with leggings and a cardigan, so don't miss out on including some gorgeous new additions to your fall wardrobe!\
Carmen's Jewelry will be selling her lovely bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings at market this week.  
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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