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Volume 22, Number 19                              September 8, 2018       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor

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This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Alpaca Day! Back by popular demand, come meet the furry and adorable alpacas from Cheff Fields Farm! Learn more about alpaca fiber and weaving. Also be sure to check out the insanely warm alpaca socks and products that the Cheff's make & sell at the market. Their alpaca socks are perfect for those cool fall nights.

Information Section

Fun Facts about Alpacas!

• Alpacas are of theCamelidaefamily, which includes llamas and camels. 

• Alpacas have some of the silkiest and most versatile fiber found in nature! The fiber of alpacas has been said to be stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goose down and more breathable than thermal knits. It’s also hypoallergenic and can be processed without high temperatures and harsh chemicals.

• The Incas domesticated alpacas more than 6000 years ago and raised them for their fleece. Back then the fiber was reserved for elite and the nobility.

• Alpaca fibers come in 22 colours and hundreds of shades.

• The most common sound that alpacas make is humming. Alpacas hum when curious, content, worried, bored, fearful, distressed or cautious. 

• For more interesting facts visit: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-alpacas 

 

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

September 15: Cooking Demo: Art of Lacto-Fermentation. Sarah of Wild Oak Homestead, fermentista and farmer will be hosting a cooking demo on the process of making your own sauerkrauts & pickles! Learn the essentials of salting, safety, vegetable choices and vessels.

September 22: Closed for Carp Fair. See you next Saturday for our Harvest Celebration!

September 29: SPECIAL EVENT - Harvest Celebration! Come celebrate the season’s fall harvest at our annual Harvest Celebration! It’s a KIDS’ CLUB Saturday – come have some fall themed fun! Also, enter our Turkey Draw for a chance to win a turkey just in time for Thanksgiving. More event details to come! 

October 6: Thanksgiving Pie Contest! Celebrate Thanksgiving by entering our pie contest in honour of our vendor Margaret Hobbs! This year’s pie is apple pie! Open to all – vendors and customers. 

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This Weeks Recipe

 French Apple Tart

Recipe

Apples are in season at the market and this recipe uses them in a simple, classic and delicious way. Enjoy the tart as is, or serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

 

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