Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Fresh Sheet: August 19, 2015

It's the Perfect Time to Pickle!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

Part of eating seasonally is preserving the best of the harvest for those cold, dark days in the middle of winter! There's nothing like biting into a preserved cucumber or sweet apricot jam when the snow flies. Our market is full of delicious produce to preserve, from pickling cucumbers, to tomatoes, peaches and berries. Some items are best pickled and fermented, like cucumber and carrots, while other items are best to freeze, like romanesco cauliflower and broccoli. This week, ask your farmers what their favourite items are to preserve and for some tips on how to do it. You'll thank them for the taste of summer in the dark days of January!

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 Green Trees 'N Cheese. 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, the bouncy castle will be on site and No Excuses will be leading a family Zumba class between 6:00 and 6:45 (weather permitting).

The Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market aims to enhance and support our vibrant community. Check out how to engage with your neighbours this week! 

The Boys and Girls Club will be on site this week, providing information about their Boys and Girls Club program and how to support the work they do.

Servus Credit Union,an ongoing sponsor of the Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market will be on site this week. Servus will have their ‘Crazy Can’ game at the tent.  Test your throwing skills and see how well you can aim.  Knock all of the cans down and you will WIN a prize! On top of all the fun, there will be an entry box prize for a chance to win (4) four Telus World of Science tickets! Come by the Servus tent to try out your luck!

Nutrition Tours will be available this week, courtesy of our wonderful nutrition student volunteers from the University of Alberta. Volunteers will be on site to answer your nutritional questions, take you on tours of the market and walk you through some of the topics that are explored in our Grab-and-Go nutritional pamphlets. When you're done, you can take home the pamphlet to help you eat healthier every day and quiz your friends on the things you've learned! The Grab-and-Go pamphlets are always available at the information tent for those who are looking for a quick fix of easy-to-read nutrition information, perfectly suited for farmers' market shopping!
AIG Produce will be bringing their fresh fruit, trucked from B.C. on market day, including yellow watermelons and cantaloupes straight from the fields this week!
Red Apple B.C. Fruit will be bringing an assortment of fresh B.C. fruits. They will continue to have Glo Haven free-stone peaches, as well as nectarines. Come check out this season's Sunrise and McIntosh apples!
Steve and Dan's Fresh B.C. Fruit will be bringing a variety of fresh fruits from B.C. as well as their dehydrated apples and sparkling apple juice. 

Dargatz Family Farm has a variety of fresh produce, including kale, potatoes and tomatoes. They also have some wonderful tomato and herb plants for sale.
Holden Colony will be bringing a variety of vegetables, eggs and preserves.
Riverbend Gardens will be back at market this week with cauliflower, kale, potatoes, beets, carrots, dill, fennel, broccoli and corn!
S4 Greenhouses will be bringing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce. Stop by to take a peek at this week's veggie mascots!

Jerky Jerky will be bringing a variety of dried jerky products. They always have samples to try, so be sure to say hello! 
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.

Celebrate, Gluten Free is the perfect option for those with gluten sensitivities. She always has a special treat available, so be sure to stop by!
Confetti Sweets is our resident specialty cookie vendor at SWEFM and will be serving up their delicious varieties this week. 
Prairie Mill Baking Co. makes all of his bread right in our neck of the woods!
Whether you're looking for a fantastic cinnamon bun or the best sourdough in Edmonton, Owen has a loaf of bread with your name on it!

Sweet Stuff will be bringing delicious s'more cupcakes, along with her other delicious treats including "Oreo" cookie sandwiches!
Sweet Molodih Madness will have a variety of gourmet cupcakes and her yummy organic salty soft pretzels.
Treats Baked by Stephanie will be back this week. She will have her famous Honey Beer Bread, Banana Bread, Carrot Cake, Peach Streusel Muffins and Raspberry Streusel Muffins. 

Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market, including Mango Lassi, Honeydew Raspberry Coulis, Strawberry Lemonade, Arnold Palmer, Pineapple Mango Chili, Saskatoon Hibiscus 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!
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.
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!
Pink Taffeta Catering will be offering Sweet Curry Chicken, Island Shrimp, Chicken Scampi, Sweet Sour n Spicy meatballs, Vegetable Lasagna, Mild Italian Sausages with Rapini and Olives and their signature Pink Taffeta Tiramisu!
Shady Lanes Estates will be joining us with their wonderful fruit wines and alpaca goods.
Tamiri Bites will be back this week with their delicious raw vegan treats. 
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.
Bully Food Truck will be serving up drool-worthy comfort food using fresh and local ingredients. The Bully Mac is a favourite among SWEFM Volunteers!
Dedo's Food Truck will be on site serving their homestyle schwarma and fries. 
Fat Franks will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings!
Knosh Food Truck will be serving up their fantastic UK comfort food. 

Original Canadian Kettle Corn, a farmers' market staple, will be here this week satisfying all of your cravings for this summer favourite!
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. 
Yellowbird Cafe Truck will be back at SWEFM this week with their friendly smiles and delicious Asian fusion cuisine. 
A Bark Above is bringing her dog treat delights this week, all hand-baked with natural ingredients!
Ada's Soap Shop will be back with us this week with his luxurious handmade bath and body products. 
Carmen's Jewelry is joining us again this week with her leather handmade jewelry. 
Evidence Design is back at SWEFM this week, bringing their beautiful handmade jewelry and cuffs made from recycled materials.
Kirk's Moccasins is bringing their handmade leather goods and moccasins this week!
Raven's Hollow will be back at market with her wonderful hand-made jewelry. This week, she is bringing many new wish bracelets and a new line of lavender necklaces!
See you at market!

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