Big news coming from Melissa Smeets of Melly Rolls last week. Melly Rolls is now doing catering! As Melissa said on her Melly Rolls Facebook page: “As the end of market season approaches, many people are asking how they can get my stuff. Of course I’ll have all the usuals in regular and appetizer sizes, but I can make anything! I’m happy to customize any menu to fit any kind of event. Did you know that I lived in Japan for 16 years or that I trained as a pastry chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris? I’m all about fusion but can make anything. I’ll be updating my website www.mellyrolls.ca soon with all of the details.”
Let’s hope Melissa joins the ranks of successful local business owners who got their start at the Campbellford Farmers’ Market.
Did you know that Caroline Bingley (then Glenn), owner and operator of Caroline’s Organics & Floral Design used to be a vendor at our market? Caroline called her stall “Caroline’s Creations”. She sold fresh vegetables, plants, flowers, and preserves. This is a photo from the newspaper in September 2004. Now Caroline’s full service floral and gift shop services ten communities in and around Campbellford. Amazing!
Do you remember the delicious baked goods of vendor “Just Like Granny’s”? Melissa Brant Dean was a vendor with us in 2016. She brought all sorts of old fashioned goodies for sale. Her fudge was delicious! In 2018, Melissa, along with her partner Jeremy, opened a bake shop in Brighton. “Just Like Granny’s” has all of your favourite old fashioned sweet treats as well as savoury dishes to enjoy at home like lasagna, chicken and beef pot pies, cabbage rolls and more! Check out their Facebook page for updates on what is coming out of the oven. We’re so happy for Melissa and Jeremy’s success, and we are proud to have been a small part of their beginnings!
And we can’t forget Kristin Dupuis! Kristin and her husband John McCormick, were vendors with us for several years selling pasture raised pork. Kristin also brewed up cups of coffee to keep us warm on cool market mornings. Little did we know then, that Kristin would transfer her love of food, coffee, and all things local, into the recent ownership of Campbellford’s popular downtown cafe “I Am Cofffee“. Congratulations Kristin!
But back to Melly Rolls … don’t worry – Melissa’s not going anywhere! She assures me she’ll be a vendor with us for a long time yet! Phew!
Special this Saturday at the market:
Music: The Stirling Citizen’s Band – we can’t wait!
Thanks for reading, supporting our vendors, and helping to make our market a success.
See you on Wednesday and Saturday!