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
To celebrate Mothers’ Day LittleTree Market Garden will be on hand with plants. hangers.
Sorry everyone. We have to cancel this weeks demo. But don’t worry . . .
Ben will be back . . .
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.
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.