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Volume 20, Number 15                               August 6, 2016       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

This Saturday - take part in a cooking demo entitled "Head to Tail" with Bob Dobson of Dobson’s Grass-Fed Beef Farm! 

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!

Also, we are excited to announce that the Mobile Millennium Carillon will be making at stop at our Festival on Saturday August 13th! You'll be able to take in this spectacular musical event Saturday only from 10am until 3pm! Canada's Dominion Carillonneur, who normally plays at the top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, Dr. Andrea McCrady, and her protégé Devon Hansen will be performing songs on this magnificent instrument that weighs a total of 26,000 pounds, allowing audiences to experience the music and performance at eye level!

If you haven’t checked out our Garlic Festival Facebook Event yet, be sure to log onto the Carp Farmers’ Market’s Facebook Page and mark that you’re attending the event to get all the latest news and updates about our great festival!

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


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. Also come sample the season’s freshest corn on the cob at our 4H Club Corn Roast!

August 27 – KIDS’ CLUB. Doll & Teddy Bear Day!

September 3 - Wine Day with Kin Vineyards & Food Advisor with the City of Ottawa

September 10 - Alpaca Day! Come meet the furry animals and see what creative items their fur can be made into!


This Weeks Recipe

Mexican Corn & Black Bean Salad


Nothing beats a BBQ on a hot summer day. Pair your BBQ meal with this tasty corn salad and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Corn is also in season so be sure to stop by the market and pick up some local, fresh and delicious corn!