Just when you think the season should be winding down, we’ve got new products and vendors to share.
But first of all – a big thank you to everyone who supported us last weekend at our rainy Thanksgiving Saturday market. We had a good day of sales despite the weather. We hope our food contributed to delicious feasting!
If you were one of the brave ones that came out in the rain, you’ll have noticed Wendelin and Allan of Healey Falls Bison Farms tucked up warm and dry in their new trailer. The weekend before last, their market tent got destroyed in the wind and they decided to buy the trailer (the “Cuppa” trailer) as a replacement. Good news is that they’ve decided to start selling coffee too! Such a welcome addition to the market for cooler October Saturday mornings.
If you’re not a coffee drinker but are looking for something to warm you up, Melissa of Melly Rolls is starting to sell soup by the cup! Every Saturday until we’re done at the end of October, Melissa will have soup for sale. This week it’ll be Red Curry and Coconut Vegetable Soup. I can’t wait to try it! If that’s a not a reason to hop out of bed on Saturday morning I don’t what is! Melissa is also adding Apple Hand Pies to her menu. Be sure to come early before she sells out!
We’ve got a new artisan vendor joining us this Saturday. Haley McTaggart of The Busy Bee Goods will be bringing her innovative beeswax food wraps and snack pouches. If you’re looking for ways to cut out single use plastic (like plastic wrap or sandwich bags) you might want to talk to Haley and give her food wraps a try. She makes them from 100% cotton fabric and beeswax from her grandparents’ bees. The wraps are reusable, versatile, and easy to wipe clean.
We’ve still got lots of produce at the market. Cecil’s table has been full of onions and potatoes. Glenlea Farm has got a new batch of Mixed Sprouts in the works and lots more parsnips to dig up. Braelea Acres will have peppers, eggplant, celery, tomatoes, carrots, squash, pumpkins, and a few quarts of beans. The apple orchard at Russett Farms has been fantastically productive considering we’ve had no rain this summer. Sandra will have MacIntosh, Cortland, Gala, and the last of the Northern Spy apples this week.
Be sure to market your calendars for our Campbellford Farmers’ Market Christmas Sale on Saturday November 17th from 9am – 2pm. We’re holding it at the Masonic Lodge in Campbellford again this year – across the street from our regular market location. We’ll have produce, baking, greenery, wreaths, local meat, and great gift ideas from our juried group of local artisans who you’ve seen at market throughout the summer.
Musician – Jessamyn Pedersen performs for us.
Thanks for reading! See you on Wednesday and Saturday until the end of October!