Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Fresh Sheet: June 3, 2015

Save Some Room for a Food Truck Dinner!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

As fresh market vegetables slowly begin to trickle in from the fields, now is the time to be creative with that rhubarb! There's nothing better to accompany an evening shopping for local food and crafts than a delicious dinner from a food truck! Let us know how you're liking our food truck line-up this year on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Join us here on the "Market Fresh Sheet" every Tuesday to see what's fresh and happening at your favourite farmers' market! 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 continues this week! Children between 4-12 will receive a $2 token every week to spend with our fruit and vegetable vendors. This week, our Sprouts recipe is the Eggs-cellent Morning Mix Up. You can pick up your copy of the recipe at the Sprouts table when you check in! For more information on the Sprouts Program, click here

This week, some of our wonderful volunteers will be leading some fun kids' games behind the info tents and by the bouncy slide. They're completely free and a great drop-in activity for those little ones who need to burn off some energy! 


Hibco Greens is joining the SWEFM family this week, with their micro greens to use in salads, sandwiches and all sorts of meals! They have samples of some of their most delicious varieties, so be sure to stop by to try one! Dargatz Family Farm has hanging baskets of strawberry plants for sale.  These plants are of the Fragoo variety, which is both an ornamental and an edible strawberry.  There are three types of Fragoo plants:  one blooms white flowers, another blooms pink flowers;  the third blooms deep rose-coloured flowers.  Each of Dargatz's baskets contains three strawberry plants, one of each colour--that’s the ornamental part.  This variety is “everbearing”, which means berries will be produced all summer.  Some of baskets, priced at $18 each, have ripe strawberries already!  That is obviously the edible part.
Holden Colony will be bringing a variety of vegetables, eggs and preserves.
S4 Greenhouses will be bringing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and more! 

Sunworks Farm, a certified organic and certified humane farm, will have their fresh chicken – wholes and all cuts along with their beef and pork cuts.  They will also have their wide variety of sausages (gluten, filler and chemical free) with a market special of purchase 9 get the 10th package free.  All meats are raised and processed on Sunworks' farm.
Jerky Jerky will be bringing a variety of dried jerky products. They always have samples to try, so be sure to say hello!

Celebrate, Gluten Free is the perfect option for those with gluten sensitivities.
Sweet Stuff is starting her wonderful maple cupcakes this week. They'll be available all June and July. 
Confetti Sweets is our resident specialty cookie vendor at SWEFM. Try a coconut cookie this week; they're fabulous!
Prairie Mill Baking Co. is back this season with their locally-baked bread. They have something for everyone, so say hello this week! Cakes by Oma will be back at SWEFM this season, bringing her delicious cakes made with wholesome ingredients like real butter, lemon rind and fresh fruit. Oodles of Chocolates is another new baker at SWEFM, specializing in cake pops and small treats. 


Joanne's Catering is new to the market this season and will be bringing homemade perogies (cheddar, cheddar and bacon, cottage cheese and dill and garlic) and cabbage rolls (sweet leaf or sour leaf with beef or bacon and rice filling).  They will also be bringing perishke (cottage cheese and dill filling) and nalyshky (cottage cheese and dill) as well as cream and dill sauce and tomato sauce.  
Chef India Catering will be at SWEFM for the first time this week, bringing Indian foods including tandoori chicken wings and lamb shish kabobs.  
Cravings Gelato will be bringing their handmade gelato in malted chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, mango and strawberry mint as well as their choc/peanut butter gelato pies.
Better Than Your Nan's will be introducing a Sparkling Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam this week. All of Better Than Your Nan's products are vegan, and they have gluten-free options as well. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for 5% off!
Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market, including Mango Lassi, Chocolate Banana Cream, Blackberry Vanilla Tea, Strawberry Lemonade and Avocado Coconut Lime. All of Cafe Bel-Air's popsicles are free of gluten and tree nuts, and they have vegan options available as well!
Pink Taffeta Catering will be back this week with their homemade specialties: butter chicken, vegetarian lasagne, bow tie melody pasta (gluten free and dairy free) and vegetable pakora with tamarind chutney.
Herbal Approach specializes in hand-blended specialty teas. This week Herbal Approach will serve the Raspberry Nectar Rooibos tea as an iced tea (No Caffeine), as well as one gallon Iced tea bags ( Perfect for barbeques, picnics, and outings or just for relaxing at home). One Iced tea bag will make one gallon of tea, and to boot, they will have a variety of iced teas to choose from! This week’s sample tea will be Orange Ginger Spice.  A tea served best warm, packed with spices and citrus alike. A brilliant tea to wake up to, and even better to enjoy.
Melodi's Kitchen is our favourite Turkish food vendor and will be bringing all of their popular dishes for you to try. 
Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food. Their samosas and butter chicken are absolutely delicious!
Violet Chocolate Company is back at SWEFM this week and we could not be more excited to enjoy her handmade chocolates again.
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.

Aussie Tucker Bakery is joining us for the first time, serving burgers, baked goods and sandwiches. 
Bully Food Truck is back and is excited to serve up another summer of drool-worthy comfort food using fresh and local ingredients.
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 for all of you who can't turn down childhood favourites like mini doughnuts, cotton candy and snow cones.
Original Canadian Kettle Corn, a farmers' market staple, will be here this week satisfying all of your cravings for this summer favourite!
Yellowbird Food Truck is back this season with their Japanese fusion cuisine.
Knosh Food Truck will be serving a falafal and roasted pepper pita wrap and a new burger beef bourginon burger with roasted garlic mayo and pickled red onion and carrots.  Individual trifle will be their feature dessert as well as their famous earl grey ice tea!

Ada's Soap Shop sells handmade soap and body care products for all skin types. Talk to Patrick for a natural skin solution!
A Bark Above is coming this week, bringing her dog treats and canine wellness products stop by to find the perfect surprise for your favourite pooch! 
Kirk's Moccasins is joining us this week with their hand-made leather moccasins, slippers, boots and belts.
Dazzling Designs has beautiful hand-made cotton dresses that are perfect for the summer heat!
Hip Bees will be joining us with honey and beeswax-based bodycare products. This week, Jill has made a new bum balm and a new lipbalm. The lip balm is called Hot Lips and has a hint of natural red shimmer and cinnamon essential oil which gives it a subtle plumping action. The new bum balm is our traditional herbal infusion with beeswax with added zinc oxide and a French lavender essential oil.
Morrie's Handicrafts will be bringing his hand-crafted home decor and garden products made from natural stones. 
Carmen's Jewelry will be selling her wonderful hand-made jewelry for adults and kids.
Prairie Cedar Creations will be selling beautiful handmade cutting boards, planters and more. Talk to Daryl about a custom piece for your garden or deck!
Raven Hollow will at SWEFM for the first time with her handmade jewelry. Be sure to stop by to say hello!

See you at market!

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