Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Fresh Sheet: August 5, 2015

Variety is the Spice of the Market!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

The outdoor market season is already halfway over, but don't despair! August and September are the best time to shop for local produce as the variety from the farmers' fields and orchards is endless. Whether you're looking for an exciting colour of a favourite ingredient (purple beans or yellow watermelons, anyone?) or something you've never tried before, it's never easier to get a variety of fresh foods onto your plate than in late summer. Of course, our ready-to-eat food vendors and bakers are utilizing the best of the season as well, as many use those fun, seasonal ingredients in the meals and treats you can take home to enjoy!

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 Monster Potatoes, sponsored by Currents Vetrinary Centre. 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! 

A Pet's Pantry will be joining us in the Community Tent this week, collecting donations of pet food for Edmonton area animal rescue organizations. A Pet's Pantry is Edmonton's first pet food bank, so be sure to stop by to chat with them about the work they do and to drop off some pet food to support rescue organizations in our city!

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. New this week are Glo Haven free-stone peaches, and the first apples of the season, Sunrise 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 more!
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 will be at SWEFM this week, bringing her fun macarons, cannoli and croissants.
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. This week there will be a banana nut cupcake with coconut frosting, chocolate raspberry filled cupcake, and a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Each made with its own special healthy ingredients. There will also be organic salty soft pretzels.
Treats Baked by Stephanie is at the market this week and will have their famous Honey Beer Bread, Raspberry Streusel Muffins, Lemon Blueberry Muffins and introducing a new product Banana Bread! 

Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market, including Mango Lassi, Peach & Cream, Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Cooler, Banana Chocolate Hempsicle 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! They will also introduce their newest product: mulled ciders. Made from their homemade apple cider and simmered for hours with a variety of spices, their mulled ciders will awake your senses with its pleasant aroma and its all-natural taste!
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 bringing sweet curry chicken, sweet and sour meatballs, chicken Parmigana, and a fun feature item this week: "PB&J'mers" (deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches)!
Shady Lanes Estates will be joining us this week with their wonderful alpaca wool products and delicious fruit wines.

Sweet and Spicy will be at SWEFM again this week with their hand-blended spice mixes and barbeque rubs, mustard and ketchup.    
Tamiri Bites will be at market with their raw vegan treats. This week, they are bringing mixed packs so you can try a variety of their products all in one box!
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!
Casa 12 Doce is coming to market this week with their authentic Mexican street food. 
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. 
Ada's Soap Shop will be back with us this week with his luxurious handmade bath and body products. 
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!
Wooden Affairs will be at market with her handmade wooden signs and home decor items. 
See you at market!

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