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Carp Farmers' Market

Volume 21, Number 2                               May 13, 2017       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

IT’S OPENING DAY OF OUR 2017 SEASON! We are so happy to be back for what is sure to be a fantastic season! This Saturday, May 13th, we kick off our regular season by celebrating Maple Syrup with Mississippi Maple and our favourite person in the world, mom! The first 100 moms to visit our Hostess Booth (located in the Rotunda) will receive a special gift!

Our special Maple Day Event will include delicious maple cotton candy and maple taffy on snow. Also, be sure to take part in our special Mother’s Day Event where moms and their kids can decorate cupcakes with Pat from Pat’s Sweet Temptations! You can find our Maple Day Event and Pat with her sweet treats at our Events Tent located at the rear of the Exhibit Hall.

We’d like to send a warm welcome back to all of our returning vendors and a big welcome to all of our new vendors! We’re excited to have you join our market family and wish you all the best this season. Please note that not all of these new vendors will be at our opening day market but will be in attendance throughout the season.

NEW Vendors!

• The County Cooperage – hand crafted Canadian Oak barrels as well as repurposed barrels transformed into furniture and household goods.

• Terramor Farm – a variety of local vegetables and fruit.

• Tiraislin Fold – Tibetan Yak and Highland Beef sold frozen in a variety of styles.

• Waratah Downs Organic Farm – a variety of local vegetables and fruit.

• The Carp Custom Creamery – handcrafted ice cream available in take home 1L tubs and ice cream cakes.

• Sea Smoke – Atlantic Smoked Salmon.

• The Wooden Spoon Bakery – a variety of gluten free baked goods.

• Karma Joyas – handcrafted jewelry using a variety of metals and construction materials.

• Farm Gate Cider – hard and sweet apple cider made from apples grown in their own orchard.

• Bee Wild Herbs – herbal products including salves, tinctures, ointments and skin care

NEW Food Court Vendors!

• Just Perogies – homemade perogies boiled and pan fried right in the food court.

• Pastel de Feira – Brazillian/Lebanese food including hummus, tabouleh, lentil stew and more.

• Jessica’s Syrian Food – a variety of Syrian food.


Information Section

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

May 20 – Victoria Day Long Weekend. Event TBA

May 27 – Sheep Day + KIDS’ CLUB: Earth Day! Come meet the lamb and sheep from Morningside Farm! Calling all young gardeners! Come and join in the Earth Day fun at the KIDS’ CLUB Gardening Corner where you’ll be able to choose your very own tree to take home and plant yourself!

June 3 – Doors Open Ottawa + Art at the Market. Our featured Exhibit Hall Rotunda, built in 1897, is one of the heritage buildings taking part in the annual Doors Open Ottawa event. PLUS - check out art from local artists. 

June 10 - Dog Days of Summer + Sampling Day! Today we celebrate man’s best friend with a super cute demo from WAGS the West Carleton Dog Agility Group. Our featured produce at our Sampling Tent is fresh spring greens that you’ll be able to sample in a variety of Nonna’s Salad Dressings + Marinades.

June 17 - BBQ Demo + Father’s Day. Come visit our Events Tent for a BBQ demo pairing Dobson’s Grassfed Beef with salts from The Salty Don. First 100 dads to visit the market get a special gift!

June 24 - SPECIAL EVENT: 2nd Annual Carp Herb Festival! Join us from 8am to 3pm and celebrate the versatility & diversity of herbs with loads of fresh herbs, cooking demos, ‘Ask The Herbalist’ table & much more! Featured herb is cilantro!


This Weeks Recipe

The Ultimate Buttermilk Pancakes


What better way to celebrate our Maple Day event than with a recipe for pancakes? This recipe is taken from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen and is sure to become a fast family staple.