Vendors This Week
-Pasta Tucci: lovely homemade pasta
-Wellness Wagon: awesome meal stix!
-Mnandi Pies: Zimbabwean style homemade savoury pies
-Crown and Anchor Foods: Southern smoked BBQ
In the farms section:
-Cedar Hedge Farm: Flavour bursting sprouts perfect for salads, burgers, risottos and sandwiches. Off the grid grown veggies!
-Fiddlehead Farm: Sustainably produced produce - we love their spicy radishes and sweet beets!
-P&V farms - a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables. At this time of year, we love their fresh Ontario peaches!
-Albion Hills - Cured meats perfect for charcuterie
In the drink section:
-Genuine Tea - Berry infused cold and hot teas.
-Tawse Winery - Wine from grapes biodynamically and organically grown along the Niagara Escarpment
In the artisan food section:
-Blackbird Baking Co: Organic sourdough breads and pastries.
-Just Shut Up and Try it Ferments: A wide variety of pickled items, kimchi and kombucha!
-The Pantry Fine Cheese: Featuring award winning local cheeses such as Cross Wind Farms and Gunn’s Hill Farm Artisan Cheese.
In the gardening section:
-Beaches Homegrown: Urban Gardening Supplies and seedlings
And a crowd favourite!:
-The Pop Stand: Handmade popsicles featuring local, seasonal ingredients
If you would like to reach out to Peter he can be found on Facebook - Peter Finch or email@example.com
First, is the “Garden At Kimbourne” located at Kimbourne Park United Church. This garden officially kicked off in 2014 and features a very large and impressive vermicompost bin, a few fruit trees and various raised bed planters. The produce is split up between volunteers and the Glen Rhodes United Church Food Bank. The garden also hosts a variety of workshops and as well holds “Garden together” nights which gives the public opportunities to get involved. You can learn more by looking them up on Facebook: Garden @ Kimbourne.
Second, is the Beach Community Edible Garden. This project was started last year and is located in Ashbridges Bay Park and enclosed by a wooden post and pallet fence. The garden welcomes all passersby to check out the plants and get involved with events that are held at the garden or even to help with watering!. The garden itself donates much of its produce to the Glen Rhodes United Church Food Bank and as well volunteers who help out with watering can benefit by taking some of the produce home for themselves.
Third, last year I went and checked out “The Rail Garden” located right near Monarch Park and coincidentally next to the railway that runs beside the garden. Starting in 2012, this garden splits it’s beds up into plots for a number of community members who can apply at the beginning of the season to take on a plot throughout the year. This year, the garden also had their shed painted with an amazing mural done by Monica On the Moon with a rich blue background, a very majestic looking bird and a large turtle.
Community gardens are a wonderful opportunity to get into growing food, meet like minded neighbours and support local food initiatives.
The farmers’ market is looking for energetic volunteers who would like to gain high school volunteer hours by helping out at the market. Peak times to volunteer are from 1pm-3pm and 6:30-7:30pm! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being part of the team!