On September 24th we're hosting our first ever silent auction! It's in support of local artists, musicians and educators who spin those plates.
We have partnered with the The Beach Studio Tour and local sponsors to host this amazing auction. Twelve local artists will be transforming farmers' bushel baskets into works of art. Not only will these be stunning collector items - but they can serve a purpose in your home as we head into the cozy fall season. Bushels will be filled with practical and delightful gifts from local sponsors.
Auction day will be a blast so be sure to mark your calendar!
-Bushel Basket Silent Auction
-Kids bushel basket painting station
-Guest artist, Leslie Songer-Terry. Leslie is a renowned basket weaver from Muskoka. She will be on site demonstrating weaving and selling her gorgeous baskets.
More details will follow on Facebook and Twitter (@fairmountmarket)
Meet our Bushel Basket Artists
Laundry Bushel: Dianne Shelton, Fine Artist.
Up-cycle Bushel: Monica Wickler, Mural Artist
Book Bushel: Gail Ferguson and the Gerrard Ashdale Library
Magazine Bushel: Carol Milon, Designer
Apple Bushel: Louise Dixon, Textile Artist and Paul Kerman, Architect
Mural Bushel: Fred Franzen, Painter
Landscape Bushel: Rachel Taggert, Fine Artist
Memories of France Bushel: Nathalie Vachon, Fine Artist
Makers Bushel: Leslie Songer Terry, Basket Maker
Shop Local Bushel: Gynne Gilles, Beach Studio Toronto and the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association
Toy Bushel: Andrew Duff, Artist/Designer
Vendors this Week
Taste Buddies Kids Cooking
Taste Buddies is back this week with more hands-on food experiences for your kids. Tatum will be offering up some food art activities and a chance for your kids to learn about the value of using "the whole" food. No wasting! Some fun will be had coming up with creative uses.
Taste Buddies website
Bradley James Bradley James is a journey-man musician with a wide palette of musical experience and adventures, ranging from performance, production, composition, and instruction.
Visit Brad's Facebook Page.
Pitchfork School - Upcoming Workshops
Online registration is available - click here.
Otherwise please register at the market information booth or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Fermentation Sauerkraut and Brined Pickles
October 1st 5:00-7:00
Fermented foods are an original slow food. You can’t hurry fermentation, or create those flavours any other way. Traditional food prep methods from many cultures include some sort of fermented food; grains, dairy, meat, legumes, vegetables, condiments and beverages can all be fermented. Learn the basics of lacto-fermentation as a preservation method for vegetables, and build flavours in your preserves without heat, vinegar, or additives. Taste a wide range of vegetable ferments including sauerkraut and variations, kimchi, brined vegetables and several condiments, all made with local, seasonal, and organic produce. We’ll make at least one ferment in class that you will take with you to ferment and eat at home.
Apple Pie in a Jar
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.