2016 Market Application Now Available

This year’s application is now up and available for anyone interested in becoming a vendor for the season.  New vendors are welcome!

New this year, there will be a community booth available for not-for-profit organizations!

Check out the application online here: https://renfrewfarmersmarket.com/new-vendors/

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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.

A New Year, A New Season

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wow the end of January already and what a beauty of a day!  Hope everyone is staying warm but I am glad it is not as bad a last year!  A new year a new start and we are hoping to keep this blog a little more up to date this year ….at least that is the goal.

I hope everyone is getting excited for the market to start getting up and running, I know I am.  I have been really missing all the fresh and local products…especially lettuces, kale and tomatoes.

Although you don’t see us in the winter too much we are always busy getting ready for something or other.  I hear there has been some lambing going on at Pinnacle Haven Farm and I can hear all the seed catalogues pages been flipped as our veggie vendors get their seed orders in order.

The market committee members are busy planning what will be happening throughout the summer and are always looking for new idea as to how we can attract more people to come out to the market Saturday morning, what kind of vendors or products our customers are looking for and as well volunteers.  If you do have any ideas you can comment below, send an email, go to our facebook page and leave a message there!  As well if you know any of the vendors you can talk with them and they will get your message to us 🙂

I think that’s it for now but I will have another post in the next couple days to update anything new!!

As always have a great day 🙂

 

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 🙂

 

First Market :)

We had an ok start for the first market day, a little sun, little cloud and some rain but that didn’t stop 5 vendors from setting up!  The vendors that made the trip out were Agnes the Pie Lady with pies and tarts, from: Beth’s Kitchen with her cake breads and jams, Yellow Rose Homestead Farm with dried apples, pickled asperagus and beautiful photos, Reiche Meats with sausage and bacon (no meat cuts) and a baker with their breads and donuts (which their name escapes me at the moment lol).

I am going add some pictures for you guys to see and to get ready for this Saturday’s market!!  I know it is suppose to rain again but please don’t let that stop you from getting your fresh local product 🙂  Here are some picture from out first market!

By Yellow Rose Homestead Farms
By Yellow Rose Homestead Farms
By Yellow Rose Homestead Farms
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Yellow Rose Homestead Farms
Yummy Bread and buns!
Scones
mmm Sausage and Bacon!
Reiche Meats
From: Beth’s Kitchen
From: Beth’s Kitchen
From: Beth’s Kitchen
From: Beth’s Kitchen
From: Beth’s Kitchen
From: Beth’s Kitchen
Agnes the Pie Lady
Agnes the Pie Lady
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Agnes the Pie Lady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 🙂

 

 

2014 Vendor Applications Now Available

Yes it is that time of year again!!  2014 Vendor applications are now available!  If you are a returning vendor or would like to become a vendor you can get your application under the Vendor section of the Website!  I will have the Rules and Regulations up tomorrow!!

Here is the link!  https://renfrewfarmersmarket.com/new-vendors/

Hope to see some new faces out to the market this year!!  We are always looking for new  vendors with something a little bit different!  We are looking currently looking for Beef or Pork Vendors.  Lots of space available.  Please remember products must be made yourself or on the farm…no reselling (epicure, avon, etc) items allowed.

Have a great day!!

Update Jan 25, 2014 : The 2014 Rules and Regulations are now up on the Website as well!!

New Changes

Happy New Year!!taste of Valley

Bbrrr!! It sure has been a cold one! Last year just seems to have flown by and we are already close to February! With the New Year comes a couple of changes, don’t worry, nothing major.

First, we have a new website address! Our new address is www.renfrewfarmersmarket.com. Don’t worry if you use our old one, it is linked to the new one so you can’t lose us!

Second, we have a new email address where you can get a hold of us. It is renfrewmarket@gmail.com.

Lastly, we are getting into the swing of technology and we have a Twitter account!! So if you are and avid user of Twitter please follow us on there as well. Our handle is @renfrewfarmmkt

We had a really great season last year with lots of extras! How did everyone like having the Rotary Club out for bacon on a bun Saturday mornings!! They sure are yummy. The vendors really enjoyed that, that’s for sure. We are hoping that they will return throughout the summer again this year. The Strawberry Fundraiser for the Sunshine Coach was a hit as well…I can just taste that yummy Strawberry Shortcake we served up!! We also had a couple businesses out on display and the Renfrew Scouts showed up on their Apple Day!

I know that our committee members are planning some more things for the up coming season and if you have an idea or feedback on how to make our market better, please come see us at the market, facebook, twitter or email!!

For returning vendors, we should have applications out to you shortly and I hope to have the application form up in the next couple days for anyone interested in becoming a vendor!

I think that’s it so please try and stay warm and have a great day!

What’s Available???

July already and the market is finally starting to get into full swing with vegetables trickling in finally!  Things have been challenging for our vegetable producers the last couple years…last year drought conditions and this year flooding….quite the extreme!!  

So what can you find at our market right now???  This past week for vegetable we saw beets and beet tops, potatoes, radishes, garlic scapes, lettuce, green onions, swiss chard, kale, spinach, a little carrots and the first tasting of yellow beans!!!  We also had pies, tarts, bread, cake breads, squares, honey, lamb, strawberries, maple syrup and crafts.

We have a couple new vendors!!

We have Ralph Klietsch who is bringing local maple syrup!  

Our other vendor is Raw – Curious Kitchen owner April Cappel.  I had a chat with her about what she’s bringing.  She uses raw foods in her product, so her creations have no processed sugars, dairy, gluten in them.  I had a sampling of her granola and it was good!!  Very different as it was not full of sugar and very natural taste.  So if you want to get healthy, are diabetic, or have gluten issues check out the Raw – Curious Kitchen!!

This Saturday the weather looks very promising with sun, sun, sun!! So come on out and get your fresh local products and produce!!!  We start at 7 am and go to 12 pm at the Renfrew Fairgrounds!!!