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Let’s Celebrate Spring!

Let’s Celebrate Spring!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019

Hello Market Friends: On Thursday March 21st, the day will be 12 hours, 11 minutes and 31 seconds long. We can officially say we have made it through to another spring, and the cycle is beginning again. That means it’s time for a party! We are marking the Vernal Equinox with a celebration. The vendors will be offering free samples of their wonderful...

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Out with the Cold, in with the New

Out with the Cold, in with the New

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019

Hello Market Friends: I took my annual photo of the first snowdrops today, so that makes it pretty official. We are on the brink of a new season! Please help us spread the word, and invite your friends along next week, when we will celebrate the Vernal Equinox, that tipping point when light wins once again! Jason Kun of Island Oysters will be shucking...

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March Brings Good Things

March Brings Good Things

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019

Hello Market Friends: March brings fresh energy and excitement. In just two weeks we will celebrate the Vernal Equinox with a special First Market of Spring. It’s coming….Stay tuned for details! In the meantime, we have a lot of visitors this month: Market volunteer Lianne Holland will be doing a little cooking demo this week, and offering...

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So long February!

So long February!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Well, we’ve made it through to the end of February. What keeps you going through the depths of winter? For me, it’s craft projects, cozy meals made from the good things at the market, flowers in the window, and planning for the outdoor season ahead. This week’s photo was taken by Aimee Bourque during a blizzard in...

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Small Really is Beautiful

Small Really is Beautiful

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

Recently, market friend Mark S. has been sending me links to sobering articles about the global decline in insect populations.  Although there are many causes, the great increase in pesticide use and the loss of small-scale family farms (which tend to have weedy bits and hedgerows instead of huge mono-cropped fields) are frequently mentioned as reversible...

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Love Your Market

Love Your Market

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Canceling the market last week was unprecedented, and we hope not to be repeated! A handful of brave folks turned up at the rinkhouse, and we’d be delighted to recommend that they sign up for the market news so we can reach them if ever we need to. This time, we are digging out from under, and keeping our fingers crossed for a...

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No market this week!

No market this week!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we have decided to cancel this week’s market. It’s just too risky to ask farmers and vendors to drive in this weather. A limited number of fresh-baked loaves of bread will be available for purchase through the snack bar. Please plan to attend next week, when we’re planning a...

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Lots to Talk About, Lots to Eat

Lots to Talk About, Lots to Eat

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Ten days ago the new Canada Food Guide was introduced, and the comments haven’t stopped since. Impacts on healthy eating are the tip of the iceberg. The Financial Post called the new guide ‘just the latest morsel of low hanging fruit plucked and used to drive a wedge in the Canadian agricultural sector’....

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Imagine What is Possible

Imagine What is Possible

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Some of us love the great outdoors in winter, and some of us love the indoor world of reading, making and dreaming. (You can guess which camp I pitch my tent in.) When you have a little time to curl up under a blanket, stoke the mind’s fire with this interesting article about agriculture in Paris:  https://tinyurl.com/ycptkalc...

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It’s Cozy in the Kitchen

It’s Cozy in the Kitchen

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019

Hello Market Friends: When winter winds blow, it’s time to load up on market ingredients for delicious winter meals. Salads are not necessarily top of mind, but that’s what I’ve been making in the market test kitchen. Here are two hearty ones to try for lunch or dinner, made almost entirely with things you can get from our vendors. Swap...

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