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Volume 18, Number 14     Aug 9&10, 2014     Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

GARLIC FESTIVAL! The weekend you’ve all been patiently waiting for is finally here, it’s the 15th Annual Garlic Festival and the weather couldn’t be more perfect! We’ve got lots of great events planned for both Saturday and Sunday featuring more garlic in one place than you can imagine! And with 37 booths located in the exhibit hall and 78 booths outside, there are plenty of vendors to choose from.

Garlic Festival Events Schedule

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

9:30 a.m.The Best Garlic Contest – Visitors can view the garlic entries at the Events Tent.

10:00 a.m.Garlic Tasting Event Begins – Back by popular demand, visitors will be able to taste and rate different varieties of garlic. Located at the events tent, the garlic tasting will continue over the course of the festival. 

10:30 a.m.Cooking Demonstration – With Chef Cristian Lepore of Devino Wine Studio on Preston Street. 

11:30 a.m.“Black Garlic” – How to smoke garlic and making “black garlic” with speaker Bill Ableson. 

12:30 p.m.The Jim Craig Award – presented to the best garlic booth. 

1:00 p.m.Cooking Demonstration – With Chef Rob Slack of Slackoni’s in Carleton Place. 

2:oo p.m.Cooking with Garlic Scapes – With Donna Davidson of Glengyle Garlic. 

3:00 p.m. Festival closes for the day. 

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 

10:oo a.m.Garlic Tasting Event Begins 

10:30 a.m.Growing Great Garlic – with speaker John Moore. 

11:30 a.m.All Tied Up – Garlic Braiding Demo with Teron James of Wolfgrove Garlic and Battlecreek Farms. 

1:00 p.m.Cooking Demonstration – With Chef James Bratsberg of MeNa Restaurant on Preston Street. 

3:00 p.m. Festival closes. See you next year or better yet, see you every Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the end of October for the Carp Farmers’ Market!


Upcoming Events


August 16 – Corn Day. Sample some of this year’s delicious corn harvest.


August 23 – Tomato Day. Enjoy the bountiful harvest.


August 30 –KIDS’ CLUB! Doll & Teddy Bear Day. Come and make your own animal hand puppet!


This Weeks Recipe

Roasted Garlic


A simple recipe for your garlic purchases this weekend!