A simple bushel basket signifies the bounty of fall –– especially if it's filled with fresh plum tomatoes or pumpkins! For others –– it's a canvas and a utilitarian tool. We have enjoyed the journey of our 12 bushels as they were transformed into works of art by 12 talented local artists. Each with its own theme that translates into daily life ~ reading, organizing, creating, growing and celebrating.
Join us tomorrow for the Bushel Basket Bonanza Silent Auction. Twelve lucky homes will win these collectable works of art filled with amazing gifts from local sponsors!
Please click the link below for all the details including photos of the bushels, a list of artists and sponsors.
Special Guest - Leslie Songer-Terry
Renowned weaver, Leslie Songer-Terry will be on-site tomorrow! She is coming all the way down from Muskoka with her gorgeous hand-woven baskets and will be demonstrating basket weaving.
Leslie has generously donated one of her basket making kits for the Makers Bushel.
Read more about Leslie. Click here.
Bushels of Fun for the Kids
Vendors this Week
Albion Hills Farm
Fresh City Farm
Cross Wind Farm
Cedar Hedge Farm
Backyard Urban Farm Co.
Grinder on Main
Grilled Cheese and Waffle Shack
Are you a super-taster?
Emilyn Stam 3:00-5:00
How lucky we are to have Emilyn visit the market again! Her talents are extensive and truly mesmerizing! From piano to fiddle to violin and accordion Emilyn, plays everything from jazz and traditional to folk music.
Her newest project, The Shoeless takes us on an international journey of music.
Learn more about Emilyn on her website.
Matti will be gracing the market stage with his Kantele, a traditional Finnish string instrument. In addition to being a talented musician, Matti is a Luthier who specializes in custom-made Kantele.
Learn more about Matti on his website.
Just in Time for Pumpkins and Squash! Sharp my Knife is back on October 1st
Pitchfork School - Upcoming Workshops
Introduction to Fermentation Sauerkraut and Brined Pickles with Alchemy Pickle Co.
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.