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!!

Market Moving to Haramis Park

There is big news this week!!  As of tomorrow, the Renfrew Farmers’ Market will be relocating to Haramis Park.  If you don’t know where that is, it’s the park and ride next to the train across from Walmart.  After discussion with the vendors that have been attending the market to date, we have decided that a move was necessary with the construction in front of the farigrounds.  This way, all of our customers will have lots of space to park, easy access to the market and not have to worry about manoevering between pilons!

We are all very excited to try out this new location for the season and hope our customers find it easier to access.  Just as exciting, new vendors are arriving every week, with this week including salad greens, strawberries, rhubarb, asparagus, maple syrup, honey, soaps, pies, lamb, preserves and many more goodies!!

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Haramis Park!Renfrew_Farmers'_Market_logo Haramis Park

 

 

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!