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It’s Spring! It’s May! It’s time to be outdoors!

We are really looking forward to day one of the summer market in beautiful Bissell Park down by the river.  Things are growing, trees are greening and it feels so good.

Come and help us make our 10th year as a Farmers’ Market our best.

We have our wonderful vendors bringing their best to you and music too! We have a piper to pipe in the start of market. Chaz & John will be on hand too to keep our toes tapping!

Don Fisher and Kirk McElwain, Councillors  for Wards 1 and 2, the Co-Chairs of Slow Food Wellington County will be on hand to ring in the new season.

Chef Ben Sachse will be doing a food from forage demo between 10:30 and 11:30 fernswild leek

To celebrate Mothers’ Day LittleTree Market Garden will be on hand with plants. hangers.    flowers2

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Oh Fiddle (head) sticks!!! April 18th – Forage Soup Postponed

Sorry everyone.  We have to cancel this weeks demo.  But don’t worry . . .

Ben will be back . . . Chef Ben Sachse 2ferns

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April 18th at the Elora Farmers’ Market Chef Ben Sachse brings Spring Foraging to Market

Chef Ben will create spring forage chowder – fiddleheads anyone?Chef Ben Sachse 2   ferns fiddlehead chowderwild leek Wild mushrooms

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Diamonds in the Ruff Sports Club fro Dogs Demo at Market April 11th

DITR Sports Club for Dogs

April 11th is Dog Agility Day with Diamonds in the Rough Agility Club at the Elora Farmers’ Market! Come and enjoy the fun antics of everyday dogs loving agility challenges. The fun starts at 10:30 and wraps up at 12:30.

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Saturday, March 28th – We recognize farmers Mervin and Lorna Martin of Sure Choice Produce

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.

Mervin & Lorna Martin 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.

Mervin at the wheel2011 Horse & Buggy Rides

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!

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March 21st

          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.Teddy Bears' Pcinic TeddyBearsPicnic 2

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Elora Salem Horticultural Society are visiting us on Seedy Saturday too!

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!

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Meet Aaron from Hawthorn Farm up near Palmerston.  A beautiful farm growing all manner of seeds. All their seeds are certified organic by Pro-Cert Canada and they are active member of the Organic Seed Alliance.

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Safe Seed Pledge:

Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.

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Meet the folks at Landman Gardens and Bakery

March 7th 

 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.Landman Gardens & BakeryLandman familyBlackhouseLandman lambs

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Feb 21st: What’s the best Maple Syrup Delivery System? A Pancake Breakfast at Market of course!


          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.

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