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Carp Farmers' Market

Volume 21, Number 15                               August 12 & 13, 2017       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Join us for our 18th Annual Garlic Festival! It’s finally time for our annual 2-day festival where we celebrate all things garlic! Come shop from 100+ LOCAL vendors, eat at our international food court and take part in special garlic-themed events. Join us this weekend, August 12th, from 8am to 3pm, and August 13th, from 10am to 3pm all in one place - the Carp Fairgrounds.

Here's what you can expect @ this week's Festival:
- 100+ LOCAL vendors 
- International food court
- Cooking demos
- Info sessions
- Garlic braiding contest
- Garlic taste testing
- Garlic shots - Test your bravery at our garlic shots table
- FREE parking
- FREE admission
- First 100 customers on both days will get a Carp Market tote bag!
- Wheelchair accessible
- Pet friendly (all dogs must be kept on a maximum 6-foot leash)

Information Section

Garlic Festival Events Schedule:

Saturday August 12th

• 8:00am – Festival Opens!

• 9:30am – The Best Garlic Contest (Events Tent)

• 10:00am – Garlic Tasting + Garlic Shot Event begins (Events Tent)

• 10:30am – Cooking Demo with Melanie Boudens from Grow Your Roots

• 11:30am – Black Garlic: Cooking on the Sweet Side with the Garlic Pantry

• 12:00pm – Garlic Braiding with Catherine Cheff of Cheff Fields Farm

• 12:30pm – Presentation of the Jim Craig Memorial Award for Best Garlic Booth

• 1:00pm – Cooking Demo with Natasha Leblanc of Tasha’s Table

• 2:00pm – Growing Garlic in the Permaculture Garden with Zack Loeks of Kula Permaculture Farm

• 3:00pm – Festival Closes for the day. See you tomorrow!

Sunday August 13th

• 10:00am – Festival Opens! Garlic Tasting + Garlic Shots Event begins (Events Tent)

• 10:30am –Braiding Garlic with Catherine Cheff of Cheff Fields Farms

• 11:30am – Growing Great Garlic with John Moore of Wolfgrove Garlic

• 1:00pm – Cooking Demo with Natasha Leblanc of Tasha’s Table

• 2:00pm – Making Black Garlic + Smoking Garlic with the Garlic Pantry

• 3:00pm – Festival Closes! See you next Saturday for our regular market day 8am to 1pm!

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.

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Upcoming Events

August 19 – Corn Day! Come sample the season’s freshest LOCAL corn from our 3 corn vendors at our corn roast! Plus check out some local art at the Art on the Grass Art Show taking place in the Horse Ring.

August 26 – Tomato Day + KIDS’ CLUB! Sample tomatoes from our local vendors and take part in our KIDS’ CLUB Doll + Teddy Bear Day! Come make your own flower mobile and get your doll or teddy bear fixed by Dr. Lox and Nurse Marg.

September 2 - Gourmet Grilled Cheese. Come check out a fancy and delicious gourmet grilled cheese demo with our vendor's Heather's Hearth. 

September 9 - Alpaca Day! Come meet the furry alpacas from Cheff Fields Farm and learn more about alpaca wool and weaving.


This Weeks Recipe

Cheese and Garlic Pull-Apart Bread 


An instant hit – this recipe is cheekily nicknamed Crack Bread for being so addictive! Great for sharing with a crowd or a centerpiece for dinner paired with a salad.