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Carp Farmers' Market

Volume 22, Number 20                              September 15, 2018       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

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.

Information Section

Harvest Celebration 

You’re invited to the Carp Farmers’ Market’s Annual Harvest Celebration! Join us as we celebrate the bountiful fall harvest on Saturday, September 29th from 8am to 1pm!

Each year the International Herb Association chooses a Herb of the Year and this year’s featured herb is Hops! In celebration we’re excited to announce that Carp’s very own Brewery, Ridge Rock Brewing Co, that is slated to open this fall, will be joining us for a special sampling tent! Also, Richmond’s own Ottawa Valley Hops will be here featuring their 6 varieties of Hops grown on their farm.

Here's a quick rundown of our Harvest Celebration:

• 90+ local Carp Market vendors

• International food court

• Beer sampling with Ridge Rock Brewing Co. starting at 11am

• Ottawa Valley Hops - learn more about this local farm & their 6 varieties of Hops

• 3 Sisters Soup Fundraiser - proceeds go to Minwaashin Lodge

• Enter our free Turkey Draw! (Ballots @ Hostess Info Cart)

• Enter our KIDS’ CLUB Harvest Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a pumpkin + pumpkin carving kit! Clues located at our Hostess Info Cart

• KIDS’ CLUB Book Club corner - choose a book to take home!

• Live music from the eMTees

• 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.


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

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. 

October 13: Chili Cook-Off! Help us raise money for the West Carleton Food Access Centre as our vendors participate in our Chili Cook-Off! Come sample some homemade chili, choose your favourite and purchase a bowl of it to enjoy - all proceeds go towards the West Carleton Food Access Centre.


This Weeks Recipe

 Butternut Squash Fritters


Butternut squash is the perfect addition to any cozy fall meal. This 5-Ingredient fritter is quick and easy to make and a great recipe for those picky-eaters!