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Volume 18, Number 7       August 2, 2014       Maritza Marcantonio, Editor

Welcome to the new look for our weekly newsletter.  We hope you like it!


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Bee & Honey Day + unveiling our new website!

There will be lots of information on beekeeping, bees and the production of honey.

Also, please join us at 10am at the Events Tent (rear of the exhibit hall) for the unveiling of our new and improved website!  Not only do we have a new website to show you but we’re also excited to show off our revamped Carp Farmers’ Market and Garlic Festival logos!

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. 

The Benefits of Berries

Berries are packed full of fiber! Eating lots of fiber makes you feel full and in turn eat less. Blackberries, raspberries and boysenberries each contain 8 grams of fiber per cup. That’s 1/3 the daily recommended amount of fiber! 

Berries are also loaded with antioxidants, which means that they protect our bodies against free radicals that can damage our cells and organs. Berries also protect our bodies against inflammation. A study conducted at Tufts University in Boston discovered that consuming half to one full cup of mixed berries a day improved the cognition and motor performance of animals. As we get older we become more vulnerable to the dangers of free radicals and inflammation. By eating berries you can help prevent those effects!

Did you know that strawberries contain more Vitamin C per one cup serving than one orange? Strawberries also contain high levels of folic acid.

Blueberries have 20 different types of anthocyanin (an antioxidant that gives blueberries their beautiful colouring). 

Cranberries can help fight urinary tract infections and are a natural probiotic. 

To get the full benefits from berries you should eat 2 to 3 types of fresh, frozen or dehydrated berries per day. 


Upcoming Events

August 9 & 10 – 15th Annual Garlic Festival! The event of the year packed full of cooking demonstrations, garlic braiding, info on growing your own garlic, garlic, garlic and more garlic! There will be tons of garlic and garlic products to take home and enjoy and over 100 vendors to choose from!

August 16 – Corn Day. Sample some of this year’s delicious corn harvest. 

August 23 – Tomato Day. Details to be announced. 

August 30 –KIDS’ CLUB! Doll & Teddy Bear Day. Come 


This Weeks Recipe

Blueberry Lemonade


What better way to celebrate the August long weekend than with this delicious twist on the summer classic!