Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Fresh Sheet: September 30, 2015

Celebrate the Harvest by Sharing the Bounty!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

This week marks our second and final Harvest Festival of the season, and the Edmonton Food Bank will be on site to help us share the best picks of the year with those in need. We encourage you to pick some of your garden produce or purchase fruit and vegetables from our vendors this week to donate to families that otherwise struggle to enjoy the benefits of fresh, healthy, local food. All families deserve to enjoy the taste of ultra-sweet garden carrots and the delight of a purple cauliflower, and this week is the perfect time to help share the bounty with all Edmontonians.

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 Flying Space Saucers. 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

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 in the Community Tent as part of our final Harvest Festival this week, collecting fresh food donations for those in need. You can bring fresh produce from your garden or purchase items from our vendors to donate. Good items to bring include apples, pears, potatoes, beets, lettuce, eggs, and broccoli! To learn more about our partnership with the Edmonton Food Bank and the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program, check out our website here.

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. 
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 winter squash!
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 is back this week with her delicious macarons and baked goods.
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 pumpkin tarts, mini pumpkin pies, and pumpkin cupcakes along with her regular offerings. It's that time of year!
Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market along with his wonderful handmade Mulled Cider. 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 is back this week with his Indian kebabs, wings 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!
Pink Taffeta Catering is back this week with Vegetable Lasagna, Meat Lasagna,  Basa with Fijian Curry, Pasta e Ceci, Pineapple Chicken, Sweet Curry Chicken, Beef Strogonoff, Paradise Chicke, and Beef Stir Fry.
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 coffee 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.
Violet Chocolate Company will be at SWEFM for the last time this season, selling her always-delicious chocolate!
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 with us this week with their homestyle cuisine and shawarma.  
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!
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 at market with their environmentally-friendly cloth diapers, wetbags and nursing pads.
See you at market!

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