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Volume 18, Number 17                              August 30, 2014       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

KIDS’ CLUB! Doll & Teddy Bear Day. Join us this Saturday at the rear of the exhibit hall at our Kids’ Club Tent and make your own animal hand puppet! Big thanks to Laurie Craig, The Doll Lady, who graciously donated the puppet kits. Kids will be able to choose their own animal hand puppet kit (teddy bear, duck, tiger, cat or dog) and put it together following the instructions to take home and play with! There will also be a Doll and Teddy Bear Clinic so bring your dolls and teddy bears to the Kids' Club Tent and get a check-up and repair by Dr. Lox, our resident dolly doctor.  

Information Section

Today's newsletter features a Grilled Veggie Ratatouille recipe leading us to feature some interesting facts about the history behind this famous french dish.

The word "ratatouille" comes from the french term "touiller" meaning to toss food. Originating in what we presently know as Nice, ratatouille was a meal typically made by poor farmer's and made using the fresh vegetables in season during the summer months. 

The original ratatouille recipe consists of zucchinis, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, onions and garlic. Today many recipes incorporate eggplant into the meal, similar to the recipe we're featuring in this week's newsletter!


Upcoming Events

September 6 – Alpaca Day. Alpaca wool, weaving, knitting & 3 alpacas from Cheff Fields farm will be visiting the market!

September 13 – Carp Fair Day + Animal Day! Community food advisor and Meet the Animals Day as well as a dog agility demonstration by Wag – the West Carleton Dog Agility Group.

September 20 – KIDS’ CLUB! Design your own butterfly, dragonfly or bug with insect stickers! 

September 27 – Closed for Carp Fair. See you next Saturday!

October 4 – Harvest Celebration! Featuring all of the harvest’s best including a soup taste-testing and turkey draw!


This Weeks Recipe

Grilled Veggie Ratatouille


A quick and easy recipe, this grilled veggie ratatouille is the perfect way to incorporate vegetables in your diet. This grilled veggie ratatouille can be enjoyed on its own or used as a side to your favourite BBQ mains.