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Volume 22, Number 22                              October 6, 2018       

Maritza Marcantonio, Editor


This Weeks Market!

This Week's Event

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re celebrating Thanksgiving with our annual Margaret Hobbs Memorial Pie Contest! This year’s pie is apple pie! See below for more info on the rules of our Pie Contest.

About Last Week - Our Harvest Celebration. Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend for our annual Harvest Celebration! We were blown away by the support of our customers and vendors who donated both non-perishable and monetary donations to the West Carleton Food Access Centre. Due to your generosity we raised over $900 and a cart full of food! A big shoutout to Mississippi Maple who donated all the money from the sale of their maple taffy and maple cotton candy. We have also decided to keep the generosity train rolling which means we will continue collecting donations for the West Carleton Food Access Centre until the remainder of our 2018 season. You can drop off your donations - whether that is monetary or non-perishable food items at our Hostess Info Cart. 

Also congratulations are in order for Bev B. of Stittsville who won our Turkey Draw, and Elliot A. who won our Harvest Celebration Scavenger Hunt!

Information Section

Margaret Hobbs Memorial Pie Contest

Open to all – customers and vendors – enter our Thanksgiving Pie Contest honoring the late Margaret Hobbs, a longtime vendor of the Carp Farmers’ Market who passed away last year. The winner’s name will go on our Pie Contest Plaque and will receive a special prize! 


• Variety/type of pie must be apple

• Must be pie – no cakes or other pastries permitted 

• Pie must be homemade

• One entry per person

• Pie must be dropped off at our Hostess Info Cart by 11am, Saturday October 6th. Judging will take place at 11:30am. 

• Must include a card or label at the bottom of the pie dish with name of baker, phone number and recipe. 

Judging Criteria:

Pies will be judged based on 3 criteria and scored out of 3 (3 being the best). Marks will be totaled and the pie with the most points will win. The 3 criteria are: (1) Appearance. (2) Crust. (3) Filing. 


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

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.

October 20: Apple Day! Come sample the season’s freshest local apples from our vendors.

October 27: KIDS CLUB: Halloween Spooktacular! Come celebrate Halloween at the Market with our annual Halloween Spooktacular Market! Visit us in your Halloween costume and you’ll be able to trick-or-treat from booth to booth. Visit our Haunted Barn located in the Rotunda of the Exhibit Hall. 

November 30 + December 1: Christmas Market! Join us for 2 days of local shopping right in the heart of the village of Carp! Open Friday November 30th from 3pm to 8pm & Saturday December 1st from 8am to 2pm at the Carp Fairgrounds, parking and admission are FREE.


This Weeks Recipe

 The Ultimate Apple Pie


Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like pie for dessert! This recipe for apple pie comes to us from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen and combines sweet and tart apples for what is sure to be a delectable dessert!