Saturday, March 28th
This week we celebrate farmers Mervin and Lorna Martin and family. They are Sure Choice Produce and they have been part of the Elora Farmers’ Market since our beginning in 2005! They come in both winter and summer with the bounty of their garden.
The Sure Choice Produce family have never missed a market day, rain or shine or snow. (yes even snow outdoors in October!) If Mervin can’t be at market in person, then someone from the extended family is there. Mervin and Lorna are gentle, honest and hard-working. They have a wonderful young family who often come to market to help out and visit. Mervin has chaired our all volunteer committee for the market for several years now.
At least once every summer and fall, Mervin brings his horses and buggy and takes market customers for a ride through a charming area of the village in exchange for donations to the CW Food Bank.
Come and celebrate these great folks with us. Say hello to Mervin and Lorna and enjoy our Taste Real – Local Food From the Ground Up!
Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Kids of all ages bring your favourite teddy or other stuffed animal! There will be storytelling too with Donna Mann. Let’s have a picnic at the market! Come on and have some fun. Special treats in store for kids.
March 14th – the Elora Salem Horticultural Society are 150 years young. They offer information lectures, plant sales and beauty to our community. Come and learn more!
It’s time to meet some of the people who grow your food. Meet Rebecca and Josh, part of the family from Landman Gardens and Bakery. Learn all about this amazing and diverse family farm. Located just outside of Grand Valley, they operate a busy goat dairy and arm. Right about now they’ve got 150 nanny goats ready to kid! But they have so much more happening. Along with 2 acres of organic gardens they also raise lambs and pigs. The Bakery is the heart of everything with a fabulous selection of breads, sweet and savory treats and wonderful preserves and pickles.
There is a charming dry stone building on the property where they host delicious and unique Blackhouse Dinners.
It’s Maple Syrup time! Lorne and Linda Brubacher will be offering a pancake breakfast with syrup from their own maple sugar bush. Learn more about maple syrup production from Lorne.
It’s Valentine’s Day and Family Day weekend. We’ve got chocolate for your honey and honey for your sweetie and sweet gifts for everyone. Kids crafts and live music too.
Chef Ben Sacshe shows how to cure trout, make duck prosciutto, marinate chicken breast and turn beef tenderloin into beef-bresaola.
Bring the whole family out to meet some of the critters that make up our farmers’ extended families. On hand for visiting with will be alpacas, Highland cattle, ducks, chickens, sheep, rabbits and more. See you at the Grand River Raceway, Saturday, December 13 from 9am-1pm!