It's that time of year to give back. Yes, and to stuff ourselves full of all the greatness that comes with Thanksgiving.
We hope you will join us to do a bit of both at this week's market. Stop by to shop, thank your local vendors for their hard work and get some fixings for a healthy, local thanksgiving meal!
What are we thankful for? Our faithful, hard-working vendors. Our power-house partners and supportive and engaged community!
Pies for the People!
Flying Pony pumpkin pies for Glen Rhodes Food Bank!
We are thrilled to partner with the Flying Pony to bring pies to this week's market! There will be 20 precious pumpkin pies, $20 each, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Glen Rhodes United Church's Food Bank.
We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Glen Rhodes Food Bank. If you don't have time to purchase extra groceries, please consider dropping off a cash donation, or a cheque, payable to Glen Rhodes United Church Food Bank.
We will drop off all food donations, and financial donations on Friday morning so that their staff can do extra Thanksgiving food shopping for their clients.
P.S. If you like your pies with a dollop of competition, apple or pumpkin pies can be won at The Flying Pony's 'Pie Party, featuring a Live Pie Auction' on October 9th from 7:00-9:00pm.
A thank you for vendors this week...
Backyard Urban Farm Co: Thank you for your sense of humour and diverse urban gardening products and services!
Bix Bakery: Thank you for your sexy sorbetto flavours that celebrate local food!
Blackbird Bread: Thank you for your integrity in baking - for knowing where each ingredient comes from and how it's made. AND for bringing the pizza :)
Brian Hamlin Honey: Thank you for bringing us an intimate knowledge of all things bees and pollination.
Cross Wind Farm: Thank you for your commitment to quality and for the best goat milk, cheese, yogurt, meat, soap and your new aged cheddar!
Fisherfolk: Thank you for traveling far and wide to find the freshest, sustainable fish and seafood around! For rainbow trout, and white salmon and halibut and...more and more....
Fresh City Farm: Thank you for your undying energy and commitment to education! The edible flowers, the garlic, the varietals of tomatoes and creative food combinations.
Cedarhedge Farm: Thank you for the notes from the field that help us understand where our food comes from and for the unique things you grow - lemon cucumber, ground cherries, and more.
Green Zebra Kitchen: Thank you for your stellar food and strong commitment to organic seasonal food. Oh and your chocolate almond balls!
Grilled Cheese and Waffle Shack: Thank you for your high energy creativity and ooey-gooey goodness!
Grinder on Main: Thank you for hand-brewing deliciously-creative, seasonal iced-teas, lemonades and ciders!
Les Saucisses Folles: Thank you for bringing some french flare and awesome dogs to the market!
Manning Canning: Thank you for preserving, pickling, jamming, anything you can get your hands on! And thank you for out-of-the-box, into-the-jar, phenomenal classroom know-how!
Mnandi Pies: The smile says it all! Who has that much fun serving up the best hand-pies in the city!
P & V/Warner Farms: Thank you for the most delicious fall apples, concord grapes, and all the beautiful seasonal fruit!
Tawse Winery: Let's just say thanks...we need you :)
Tiffinday: Our salt-of-the-earth local food hero - thank you for all the advice and of course all the tummy warming soul feeding food.
Wheelbarrow Farm: Thank you for not only growing but helping others learn to grow - and for the most amazing organics and kick #$% pork sausage!
It's Chilly - all the more reason to get the market!
This week we have two busker-artists extraordinaire gracing our stage: vocalist, composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Enuma Flux who plays an organic blend of r&b, blues, folk rock, and jazz. Joining her is writer, educator, literacy advocate and poetry busker Whitney French, both will be with us from 3-7pm!
Click HERE to delight in the song that had us B-E-G-G-I-N-G Enuma to 'consider' an appearance at our market.
Follow Whitney's exciting musical and literary career via her facebook page HERE.
Next Week: October 15th
Pitchfork School: Apple Pie in a Jar
Apple Pie in a Jar with Manning Canning Join Christine Manning, owner of Manning Canning and long-time preserver, as she walks you through the jam-making process, covering all the basics of jar sterilization, safe canning practices and important do’s and don’ts of canning and preserving. You will also get a copy of the recipe and at a jar of jam to take home .
There is our old favourite - Apple Butter, but then there is Apple Pie in a Jar. Made with Ontario Apples and combined with cinnamon, brown sugar and other tasty delights. This is dessert in a jar and will be all you need to tantalize the taste buds of family and friends.
Space still available! Click here to register or drop in at the market!