Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Fresh Sheet: August 26, 2015

Share the Harvest!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

With back to school right around the corner, our thoughts are turning to good books, good company and the best produce of the harvest season! This week is our August Harvest Festival, where the Food Bank will be on site to collect donations of garden-fresh produce. Be sure to read below to find out how to share this bountiful time of year with all Edmontonians, and ensure that every child heading back to school has fresh, local fruit and vegetables to eat.

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!  

This week is our first Harvest Festival of the 2015 season! We are proud to partner with the Edmonton Food Bank's Plant a Row, Grow a Row program where Edmontonians can plant an extra row in their garden in the spring to donate fresh vegetables in the fall. Volunteers from the Food Bank will be on-site this week to collect your donations of fresh fruit and vegetables, so be sure to pick a few healthy items from your garden to share with those who need it. 

For guests who don't have a garden, you can purchase fruit and vegetables from SWEFM vendors to donate on site! We will have shopping lists for the best items to donate at the info booth. Items like carrots, potatoes, beets, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and onions are all great choices.

For more information on the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program and what to bring to market on Wednesday, click here.


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 Polka Dot Pancakes. 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

Starting August 26, all kids from 4-12 can enter in a Colouring Contest with Simply Supper! All kids have to do is pick up a fruit and veggie-themed colouring sheet from SWEFM or Simply Supper until September 4, colour away and enter to win a $150 Gift Card from Simply Supper. We will be featuring some of the sheets on our social media, so stay tuned for some great colouring!

Simply Supper is a sponsor of the Sprouts program and a great community partner that helps families get kids cooking in the kitchen.

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 Edmonton Food Bank will be on site collecting fresh food donations as part of the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program. Please bring your fruit, vegetables and other food items to donate this week. You can also purchase fresh produce from our vendors to share the SWEFM goodness!

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 including Gala, McIntosh, and Honeycrisp apples, as well as Bartlett pears. 
Red Apple B.C. Fruit will be bringing an assortment of fresh B.C. fruits, including berries, apples, and delicious stone fruits. 
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, patty pan squash and hot peppers. They also have some wonderful 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.  
European Cakes 
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.

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!
Chef India Catering will be joining us again this week with his fantastic Indian wings, kebabs and dips. 
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!
Sweet and Spicy is back this week with their hand-blended spice mixes, sauces, salsas and jellies. 
Square 1 Coffee will be serving up fresh cold brew and selling bags of coffee beans from craft roasters around Western Canada and United States. 
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.
Wilmar Farms will be at market with their hemp products. This week, their fabulous super-concentrated Hemp Face Cream is on sale. They will have samples for you to try!
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!
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. 
Lemon Grass Grill will be joining us this week with their fantastic vermicelli and Vietnamese 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. 
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.  
Cheeky, The Cloth Diaper Company will be bringing their Edmonton designed and made cloth diapers, wet bags and baby accessories. 
Dazzling Designs is back with her beautiful handsewn clothing and hand-painted jewelry. 
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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