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Carp Farmers' Market

Volume 23, Number 4                         May 25, 2019      

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

KIDS’ CLUB: Earth Day! We’re celebrating Earth Day in May with a tree giveaway! Stop by our KIDS’ CLUB booth and pick up a FREE tree to take home and plant for yourself! Our giveaway runs wile supplies last. 

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Earth Day: Facts About Trees

• Trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce breathable air. 

• Trees are the longest living organisms on Earth. A tree in California’s White Mountain is believed to be 0ver 4,800 years old!

• In one day, a tree can consume 100 gallons of water out of the ground. The tree will discharge it into the air as oxygen and water vapor. 

• You can save money on your energy bill by strategically planting trees! Not only can trees make shade in the summer but can also serve as a windbreaker in the winter. 

• Trees are able to communicate and defend themselves against attacking insects. They can even signal danger to other trees!

• The tradition of saying “knock on wood” came from primitive pagans who used to tap or knock on trees to summon the protective spirits who lived in the trees.

• Pine trees grow on 6 of 7 continents in the world! The only continent where pine trees don’t grow is Antarctica.

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The Carp Farmers’ Market is the largest producer based Farmers’ Market in Eastern Ontario! The Market is open every Saturday from May until the end of October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Entrance and parking are free and the market is wheelchair-accessible.

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Upcoming Events

June 1 – Doors Open Ottawa

June 8Cooking Demo: Tasha's Table - Things you can do with jam!

June 15 – Father’s Day

June 22Herb Day!

June 29 – KIDS’ CLUBCanada Day Party!


This Weeks Recipe

Spring Microgreen Salad with Lime Vinaigrette



Right now at the Market you can find tons of different Microgreens! What are Microgreens though? Microgreens are a tiny form of young, edible greens made from various kinds of vegetables, and herbs. They’re lighter in taste but packed with nutrients! I love adding them to salads for some extra flavour. They also make your salad look instantly fancier!