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Carp Farmers' Market

Volume 20, Number 11                               July 9, 2016       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Taking place on the Carp Fairgrounds this Saturday, you can check out the 12th annual Carp Show N’ Shine Car Show located in the center horse ring of the fairgrounds. Also happening this weekend, the Carp Agricultural Society’s first ever Truck and Tractor Pull that starts at 3pm this Saturday! Tickets are $10 per person. Please check out for more info.

Information Section

If you haven't heard the exciting news yet, our 17th Annual Garlic Festival is fast approaching. On Saturday August 13th to Sunday August 14th, the Carp Fairgrounds will be home to what has grown to be the largest garlic festival in Canada!

This, the 17th Annual Garlic Festival, promises to be bigger and better than ever before! Running from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Saturday and 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Sunday, over 120 booths showcasing 35 dedicated garlic vendors selling fresh garlic, garlic spreads, dips, braids and baskets, will join the 90 of your favourite Carp Farmers’ Market vendors to celebrate the harvest of “the stinking rose”! Over 60 varieties of garlic will be featured for buyers to taste and try, along with information sessions on choosing, growing and harvesting the bulb as well as cooking demonstrations. Enjoy the variety of the festival’s huge international food court, its ample parking, wheel chair accessibility and free admission. There really is something for everyone in the family. We can’t wait 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.

If you would like to receive up to the date news on all upcoming market events, please “like” us on Facebook (Carp Farmers’ Market) and follow us on Twitter (@Carp_Market). You can also follow us on Instagram (@carpfarmersmarket) for fun photos featuring everything you love about the Carp Market!


Upcoming Events

July 16 – Event to be determined.

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

July 30 – KIDS’ CLUB. Bead Day! Come and make your own bracelet or necklace!

August 6 – Cooking Demo. With Dobson’s Grass-Fed Beef Farm.

August 13th & 14th – Garlic Festival! Join us Saturday August 13th from 8am to 3pm and Sunday August 14th, from 10am to 3pm for our annual Garlic Festival! Shop from 100+ local vendors, eat at our international food court and take part in our special garlic themed events! Admission and parking to the festival are FREE and we are wheelchair accessible!

August 20 – YOGA DAY & 4H Club Corn Roast. Take part in our FREE yoga class brought to you by Brenna from Inner Revolution Yoga Studio. Class will start at 11am on the lawn of the Exhibit Hall. Class will be suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring your own yoga matt. 


This Weeks Recipe

The Ultimate Strawberry Jam


 This recipe taken from Canadian Living’s Test Kitchen makes use of the delicious strawberries currently in season. The unique twist on a classic recipe adds vanilla bean to enhance the strawberry flavour.