2018 – A Year of Fresh, Local and Change!

2018 is bringing lots of exciting changes to the Renfrew Farmers’ Market!

First of all, we would like to welcome a new chair to our committee.  Corrie Horsfield (Owner of Chocoholic, Chocoholic) will be volunteering her time to help run the market as chair this year, along with the rest of the committee.  She is taking over from Agnes Walker, who has dedicated hours upon hours of time to help run the Renfrew Farmers’ Market and we would like to thank her for all of her time she has put in over the years.  Although Agnes is stepping down from chairing our committee, you will still be able to find all of Agnes’ great pies at the market!

Welcome Corrie!

Our second change this year is time of the market.  It was voted on at our annual meeting that the times of the market should be changed to 9am-12pm, to better suit our community and the hours when everyone is out and about.

Our market will be starting up on May 12th (Mother’s Day weekend).  We very much look forward to seeing our loyal customers and some new faces, too!

Finally, We always welcome new vendors to add to our already wide variety of products available.  If you are interested in applying to become a vendor, check out the vendor information page here.

See you at the market!

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Renfrew Farmers’ Market is at the Peak of Harvest:

There is plenty of freshly picked vegetables & fruit at the Renfrew Farmers’ Market now. Anyone looking for vegetables to store for the winter, come see what our local farmers have for you.

Fresh Vegetables= corn, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage, beans,
Pickling products= beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, dill, savory
Fresh Fruits= apples, pears, crabs, strawberries!!
Frozen locally raised beef, pork , lamb
Fresh Honey
Crafts
Baked goods= fruit pies, butter tarts, chocolate creations example muffins, bars, squares, cake breads,
Preserves, & Pickling

First Day at the Market;

Renfrew Farmers’ Market got off with not just a splash but a very soggy morning. Seven vendors came out despite the rainy morning. Surprisingly some faithful customers came along also. I thank the 4 new vendors for coming out & some of our other vendors who came along to visit & welcome the new ones.
It was actually a great opening morning! Everyone was a good sport about it. I’m sure they would have liked to stay home where it was dry & warm.

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There was —
—maple syrup from Timber Isle Maple Products
—honey from Jens Garden
—crafts & baking & other sweets from Capener Creations
—all chocolate products from I Like Chocolate
—hanging baskets & potted plants; freshly cut & wrapped beef from Maple Ridge Hollows
—garden plants from Abel’s Garden Gate
—& freshly baked pies from Agnes the Pie Lady.
More vendors coming next few weeks.
Come visit us.

Opening Day!

Renfrew Farmers’ Market with generations of local farmers

providing food for local people.

On Opening Day is Sat. May 6th. from 8:00 am to 12 noon.

Very pleased to have locally raised beef, & pork as well as lamb this year.

We will have meats, honey, maple syrup, potting & gardening plants, hanging baskets

& a great selection of fresh baking.

We are excited to welcome new vendors, new products as well as returning vendors.

Come see the great selection!!

Remember our vegetable vendors will be arriving later as their produce ripens.

website at – renfrewfarmersmarket.com & facebook page .

Check us out!!

What to Expect for the 2016 Season

Well, after what felt like a very long winter, I think we can safely say winter is behind us!  And with that, comes a new season of Renfrew Farmers’ Markets.  Vendors are getting ready to be out and with some great products again this year.  We have a few more new vendors this year, with some unique products not to be missed!

Our 1st market will be May 7th, 2016 from 8:00am – 12:00pm and so far, there will be maple syrup, honey, pies, skin care products, and teas among other products at this first market.

The following weeks in may will see more and more arriving, with bedding plants, tomato and pepper plants, asparagus, rhubarb, lamb and if we’re lucky, salad greens!

There has also been discussion surrounding the construction planned for Veteran’s Memorial Blvd this summer and its’ effects on our market.  It was voted on at our annual meeting that since the location seems to be working well for everyone (vendors and customers alike), we would remain at the Fairgrounds until the construction becomes too much of a challenge to navigate getting into the fairgrounds at which time we, as a Market, would decide to relocate elsewhere.  For the time being, come out and enjoy some great products, lots of space and parking for all of our customers.

Looking forward to seeing many regular faces we’ve missed over the winter as well as some new faces!

 

 

 

2015 Market Application and Rules Now Available

Our application form and rules and regulations are now available on our vendors page.  Returning members please have your application and payment in by April 15, 2015.  After April 15th there will be a $20.00 late fee added.

New vendors please fill out the application and please either mail it to address on application or forward it to renfrewmarket@gmail.com for approval.  No payment required until you have received your approval from one of the committee members.

If you have any questions please contact Agnes Walker at 613 – 432 – 8918 or email renfrewmarket@gmail.com.

Asparagus and Rhubarb!!!

MMMM…Here comes the fresh stuff we have been craving all winter long, since the last market last year!!

McGregor’s will be out with fresh Asparagus grown right here in Renfrew!! You can’t beat that!!

Beth’s Kitchen will be featuring some freshly canned Rhubarb Jam (which I had the pleasure of taste testing…..all I can say is mmmmmmm)  She will also have some freshly canned Strawberry Rhubarb Jam as well as her yummy Lemon Loaves!

Agnes the Pie Lady, tells me that she will have a limited supply of Rhubarb Pie, so you better come early to grab one of those…..we open at 7am!!!

Pinnacle Haven Farm is starting back this week with their lamb!  They are also raising some pigs this year and I believe they are taking orders for halves or quarters or cuts…so be sure to come talk with them…..oh BBQ season is about to hit!!

Reiche Meats will be there with bacon and sausage and I haven’t heard from the Yellow Rose what they will have but I am sure they will have some pickled asparagus, pictures and dried fruit!

Our bakers from Shawville should be back this week with breads and goodies for our customers.  We have  a new crafter this year and she has some pretty neat looking fairy houses that you have to check out!

This is all I have heard from but there may be more!  You will have to stop by tomorrow and check it out !!!  Hopefully all this rain will pass and our vendors will have an excellent day!!  Till then, take care 🙂

 

Spring?? Where Are You?

It’s the 26th of March and a couple days into spring and it sure doesn’t feel or look like it!!  It’s really hard to believe that our first market day is little over a month away!!  May 3rd is our first market day this year!

But there is a little bit of good news, I was looking at the 2 week trend at the Weather Network Website and things are looking up….I don’t see any nights dipping past -10 and above 0 degrees during the day!!  I know I can’t wait!!!!! Hopefully this is good new for our Maple syrup vendors as they need warm days and cool nights.

Well on to Market news. I am happy to report that at our AGM meeting that we voted for the market to be staying at  the fairground and it looks like it will be our new spot for a while.  We have more vendors this year and it is a great spot to expand and have a beautiful market.  As always we love to hear what our customers have to say and if you have any ideas  to make our market better please talk with one of the vendors, shoot us an email at renfrewmarket@gmail.com or comment on our facebook page!

We are also planning some draws for gift baskets for over the summer and we plan on doing some facebook contests, so keep checking back to see what is happening there 🙂

So exciting, lots going on and new things happening.  We have some new vegetable vendors , baking, beautiful crafts and a fair trade coffee vendor 🙂 Good new for our coffee lovers out there! I just love how our market is growning!! Don’t worry…most of our regular vendors will be back to serve you too with their wonderful product…I just wanted to share our new guys today.  I will  post a little more on our new vendor another morning when I have more details to share !!

Have a great day everyone!!  Looks like March is going out like a lamb 🙂