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Volume 21, Number 6                               June 10, 2017       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Dog Days of Summer + Sampling Day! This week 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 from a handful of our vendors that you’ll be able to sample in a variety of Nonna’s Salad Dressings + Marinades!

Have you heard about our annual Herb Festival? Taking place on Saturday June 24th with extended market hours from 8am to 3pm, come shop from 90+ local vendors for what is sure to be truly unique local event! Come shop from your favourite Carp Market vendors as well as a group of hand-picked Herb Festival vendors! Enjoy the summer weather as you shop local and participate in our special Herb Festival events. This year's featured herb is cilantro!

Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect:
- 90+ LOCAL vendors 
- International food court
- Cooking demo
- Keynote speaker Herbalist - Carol McGrath 
- Ask the Herbalist table
- Herb growing info session
- Tea tasting 
- FREE parking
- FREE admission
- Wheelchair accessible
- Pet friendly (all dogs must be kept on a maximum 6-foot leash)

More details as to when each special event is scheduled to take place will come closer to the event date.

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

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, tea tasting, ‘Ask The Herbalist’ table & much more! Featured herb is cilantro!

July 1 – CANADA DAY + It’s our Birthday! Come celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, and our 27th at our BIG birthday bash! There’ll be birthday cake and fun for the whole family including our Canada Day KIDS’ CLUB party!

July 8 – Strawberry Social. Join us for our annual Strawberry Social Fundraiser with the West Carleton Food Access Centre.

July 15 – Bread Day! Join our vendors Wilkies Fresh Baked Bread as they spoil us with delicious bread and compound butter demos!


This Weeks Recipe

Berry Almond Spring Greens Salad


In honour of our Spring Greens Sampling Day, here’s a recipe that is sure to be a great addition to any spring meal. This salad has everything – sweet berries, crunchy almonds, creamy cheese and the freshest mixed greens!

If you’re in a time crunch and unable to make your own dressing, our friends over at Nonna’s Salad Dressings + Marinades say to pair this salad with their Wild Blueberry Maple Vinaigrette for a quick and delicious springtime meal.