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Carp Farmers' Market

Volume 23, Number 12                         July 20, 2019      

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Bee Day! This Saturday we celebrate the honey bee! Learn more about the honey bee and honey with our vendors Lacelle’s Apiary at our Event's Tent. 

Last week was our Eco-Friendly Day! Thank you to everyone who shopped eco-friendly and entered our draw to win an amazing eco prize pack including a beautiful Hinza Bag from the Hive in Carp and some beeswax wrap from our vendor Blue Bee Food Wraps! Congratulations to our grand prize winner Trista Lee-Sharma! It was so fun for us to reward our customers who make an effort to shop sustainably every week at our Market. 

Information Section

Can you BEE-lieve it? Facts about the honey bee

• Honeybees are very important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables. This means that honeybees help other plants grow!

• Honeybees live in hives (or colonies). The hive members are divided into 3 types: Queen, Workers, and Drones. 

• One Queen bee runs the whole hive. She lays the eggs that will spawn the next generation of bees in the hive. She also produces chemicals that guide the behaviour of the other bees. 

• The worker bees are all female and their job is to forage for food like pollen and nectar, build and protect the hive, and clean/circulate the air by beating their wings. 

• The drone bees are the male bees and their job is to mate with the new queen. Hundreds live in the hive during the spring and summer, but when winter comes around and the hive goes into survival mode, the drones are kicked out of the hive!

• Honey bees fly at a speed of about 25km per hour and they beat their wings 200 times per second!

• Bees each have 170 odorant receptors meaning they have a very good sense of smell. They use these receptors to communicate in the hive and to recognize different types of flowers.

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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

July 27 – KIDS’ CLUB: Bead Day! Come make a bracelet, necklace or anklet at our KIDS’ CLUB tent!

August 3 –Event to be announced.  

August 10 & 11 – Garlic Festival! Join us for 2 days as we celebrate all things garlic with 100+ local vendors, special events and more! Saturday 8am to 3pm, and Sunday 10am to 3pm. 

August 17 – Dog Agility Demo with WAGS the West Carleton Dog Agility Group!


This Weeks Recipe

Lemon Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

by Joyful Healthy Eats


The weather has heated up and nothing cools you down quite like a frozen treat on a hot day. This 5-minute recipe is a healthy take on frozen yogurt and only uses 4 ingredients!