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Volume 20, Number 9                               June 25 & 26, 2016       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Saturday June 25 – KIDS’ CLUB + Strawberry Social + Fill the Hay Wagon Food Drive. The KIDS’ CLUB is celebrating Canada Day with games, contest and a paint-your-own birdhouse booth! Also the West Carleton Food Access Centre will be on hand collecting non-perishable food items as they attempt to fill the hay wagon with donations! Also be sure to sample the season’s freshest strawberries at our Strawberry Social where all proceeds raised go to benefit the Food Access Centre!

Sunday June 26 – 1st Annual Carp Herb Festival! Our first time special event features 100 local vendors, a tea tasting table, keynote speaker – Carol McGrath (Herbalist), FREE Yoga class starting at 12pm, pesto contest, ask the herbalist table, live music and a full international food court!

Information Section

Our 1st Annual Carp Herb Festival is fast approaching! Do you or someone you know make the best pesto? Enter our Carp Herb Festival Pesto Contest taking place Sunday June 26th! Our first ever Pesto Contest is open to all - both customers & vendors! Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winners so start perfecting that recipe now!

Categories Include: Best Traditional and Most Creative. One entry per person per category. No entry fee. Please bring a minimum one 250ml (1/2 pint) of homemade pesto in a clear glass, lidded container. Entries must be brought to the Pesto Contest Table in the "Big Tent" from 10am to 12:30pm - Sunday June 26th, 2016. Please bring a list of all ingredients used in the Pesto. The Pesto Contest closes at 12:30pm and the winners will be announced at 1:30pm. To check out the full list of judge guidelines and scoring please visit our website:

Also be sure to check out all special events planned for the Herb Festival by visiting our Facebook page or website! Starting at 12pm on Sunday June 26th you can participate in a FREE Yoga Class hosted by Brenna from Inner Revolution Yoga Studio! The Yoga Class will take place on the lawn of the Exhibit Hall. All who participate must bring their own yoga matt. Hope to see you all there! 

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. 


Upcoming Events

July 2 – IT’S OUR 26th BIRTHDAY! Join us for our birthday celebrations (rumour has it there’ll be cake!)

July 9 – Tomato Day. Come sample the season’s most diverse and fresh tomatoes our vendors have to offer.

July 16 – Kin Vineyards Wine Day. Come meet our very own local wine vendors, learn more about their vineyard and taste their wine!

July 23 – Honey Day. Learn all about the honeybee and more.


This Weeks Recipe

Fresh Basil Pesto


In honour of our 1st ever Carp Herb Festival we figured what better recipe to feature than a recipe for pesto! If you haven’t checked out our Pesto Contest yet, be sure to check out our rules and guidelines on our website and enter our Pesto Contest this Sunday June 26th!