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Volume 22, Number 8                              June 23, 2018       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

It's our 3rd Annual Carp Herb Festival!

Taking place Saturday June 23rd, from 8am to 3pm, come take part in a truly unique local event celebrating the diversity and versatility of herbs!

Come shop from your favourite Carp Market vendors! Enjoy the summer weather as you shop local and participate in our special Herb Festival events. This year's featured herb is mint!

Here's a rundown of what you can expect:

• 95+ LOCAL vendors

• International food court

• Tea tasting with Take Charge Tea (Tea tasting takes place 8am to 3pm))

• Demo: Making Mojito Mocktails with Artizen Kombucha at 11am (Events Tent)

• Keynote speakers Carol & Anna Black - "Tick Talk" - Natural Approaches to Lyme disease (Talk begins at 1pm - Events Tent)

• Children's Activity Tent with Forest School Teachers from Carp EcoWellness Centre - fairy gardens, weaved crowns, herb match-up game! (Kids Activity Tent takes place 8am to 3pm)

• Hoola Hoop Performance by Meghan Spin, Dance & Fly

• Henna by Jade

• FREE parking

• FREE admission

• Wheelchair accessible

• Pet friendly! (All dogs must be kept on a maximum 6-foot leash)

Please note that as we are a farmers' market, the majority of our vendors accept cash only, however we do have an ATM on site.

Information Section

Benefits of Mint

This year the featured herb of our Herb Festival is Mint! Read on to learn more about the health benefits of this fresh herb.

• Mint is a great deterrent for mosquitoes, ants, flies, moths and mice.

• Mint is one of the easiest and fastest growing pollinator-friendly food!

• Mint has medicinal benefits. It is well known as a digestive aid and can help with upset stomachs. Mint also works as a breath freshener!

• Lemon balm, part of the mint family, can be rubbed on skin and used as a deterrent for mosquitoes. Reapply after 30 minutes.

• Mint also tastes great and can be used in a variety of recipes!

• Visit or for more info on the benefits of mint!

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 30 – KIDS’ CLUB Canada Day Party! Visit our KIDS’ CLUB booth as we celebrate Canada Day with fun activities and prizes to be won!

July 7th – IT’S OUR 28th BIRTHDAY! Come celebrate our birthday with us with lots and lots of cake!

July 14th – Eco-Friendly Day! Help us promote becoming more eco-friendly by shopping with reusable tote bags! More details to come. 

July 21 – Bee Day! Learn more about the honeybee with our vendors Lacelle’s Apiary. Learn about the importance of bees and see if you can spot the Queen Bee! 


This Weeks Recipe

Cucumber Mint Lemonade


A refreshing summer drink using our featured herb at our 3rd Annual Carp Herb Festival – mint!