Remember that Bare Naked Ladies' Song 'If I had a million dollars'? This time of year is sort of like that for those of us willing to learn how-to freeze the current in-season bounty. If we take the time to freeze now, in the dead of winter we will have the privilege of eating food that's been preserved-by-our-own-hands! On those nights when you think you have nothing to make for dinner, and suddenly you remember that you can dive deep into your freezer and find something to defrost, bringing it back to its fall flavour is like finding a million dollars!
Foodland Ontario has a very easy to follow how-to freeze produce guide that will help you freeze our seasonal market produce. Before you write up your shopping list, check out this informative guide, and then you will be able to make even more informed choices at this week's market. Here's the how-to: http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/freezing-on-veg.html
Unlike a supermarket, where one enters, equipped with a shopping list, a cart and the wherewithal to make choices, alone, the farmers' market experience is not just about shopping and filling one's baskets, it's about learning the intimate and beautiful complexities of foods and flavours. This week we invite you to come, open minded, wanting to discover a new food challenge. If you've never roasted red peppers in your oven or on the BBQ, that's OK, because you will try it once and for all this week; if you've never made an apple crisp, that's just fine, talk to one of our farmers and ask which apples they recommend…this week, make time to ask many questions and leave with a bounty in your baskets, AND in your arsenal of new recipes.
This week we celebrate the last three weeks of our farmers' fall bounties, and for extra fun, we're having an eco costume swap. Whether you're looking for a vampire outfit, or are bringing us a velvety homemade suit, our HallowGREEN theme is sure to please. See you Wednesday!
We welcome back Manning Canning from her European Tour!
Come enjoy dinner, dessert and snacks from Lazy Daisy, Tiffinday, Village Kanteen, Abokichi, Andrea's Bakery, Bix Bakery, Coffeecology and Blackbird Baking Co (and by the way you can grill that bread too).
Market Update: As we transition to fall, you will see a few changes at the market. Grassroot Organics celebrated their last day at the market 2 weeks ago. Mark, has been given an incredible opportunity to teach the Fleming College Sustainable Agriculture Program. Can't wait to see him next year! Little Valley CSA has closed shop for a very good reason...she SOLD OUT! We are so grateful for her success given this was her first ever farmers' market! We have loved having Moo Milk at the market to fill our bellies with sumptious milk and cookies. We wish them all the best in their new global adventures and best of luck in their continued store front operations. A special thank you to Ennis Maple Syrup. Their last day of the season was last week, looking forward to more sugar bush specialities next year.
Bring us your:
accessories (bags, etc)
DROP OFF at Fairmount Park Farmers Market, on Wed Oct 16, as early as 1pm.
Every "swapper" will get entered into our draw for some fab prizes including a $25.00 Lazy Daisy's Cafe gift voucher.
We are honoured to host Kristian at this weeks market. He is a very talented, classical piano/guitar musician and teacher.
On stage from 3:00-5:00.