Calling all vegetable gardeners in #MyHaliburtonHighlands! We’re having a contest!

Calling all vegetable gardeners!

Bok Choi odd veggie contest HCFM 2014 - Karen SloanWe’re having an ‘Oddest Looking Vegetable Contest’ at the market! Bring your oddest/funniest/silliest looking vegetables to the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market tent, (at either market location), on or before July 29th.

Judging will take place at the Head Lake market location in the Village of Haliburton on Tuesday, July 29th

Prizes to be announced soon!  (Fresh vegetables only please!)

 

The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market is seeking local & regional agricultural vendors!

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An FYI from the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market to interested farmers and growers.

We are currently and actively seeking agricultural vendors near the  Haliburton Highlands for both of our market locations!

Agricultural products consist of items such as fruits & vegetables, minimally processed meats, maple syrup, etc.

Interested parties should contact the market manager, Gailon Valleau at: –  Tel: 705-306-0523

Email: incredibleHCFMA@gmail.com (or) Snail Mail:  Box 846, Minden ON, K0M 2K0

Our vendor applications can be found at this LINK  –  Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

We’re seeking #volunteers in #myhaliburtonhighlands! Can you lend a helping hand?

1335456801_volunteers2The Haliburton County Farmers’ Market was founded 6 years ago by local food activists and local growers.

We have two locations –   Head Lake Park – Tuesdays starting May 20, 12 – 4pm, and Carnarvon – Fridays 1 – 5pm beside Rhubarb Restaurant – starting June 20th.

There is no question that an essential component in our success has been the generous support of volunteers! (The failure rate for farmers’ markets is very high – up to 50% in the first 5 years.)

We need and welcome volunteers to help at the market. Tasks include counting patrons, helping with events, (like our gardening and cookbook swap), assisting with parking, or giving a hand with set up and take-down of tents.

If you’re interested in volunteering and helping local growers & producers, all of which brings benefits to our community, please contact our Market Manager, Gailon Valleau at: incrediblehcfma@gmail.com  (or) Tel. 705.306.0523 

Thank you!

An ‘incrEdible’ Haliburton County Farmers’ Market update for 2014!

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Spring is just just around the corner and the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market  will be upon us before we know it!

With this in mind, we’d like to share an information update for the 2014 ‘incrEdible’ market season.

A.G.M. & Vendors’ Meeting

Both the A.G.M. & Vendors’ meeting will be held on:  Thurs. May 1st,  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The location is in the Great Hall of Fleming College,  298 College Drive, Haliburton Village. (Click HERE for map)

Market Dates and Times

  • Haliburton Village market –  This year the market in Head Lake Park will open earlier:  Tuesday, May 20th,  and it will run until Tuesday, October 7th, 2014  – The hours are from  12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Carnarvon marketLocated beside Rhubarb Restaurant (formerly ‘That Place in Carnarvon’), the dates are from Friday, June 20 to Friday, October 10th – The hours are from: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2014 Vendor Applications

  • To download the 2014 vendor applications, please visit: HERE
  • Completed applications and payment is due on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Please feel free to email us at: incrediblehcfma@gmail.com with any questions, or by telephone at:  705-868-4236

Join us on Facebook & Twitter for updates and information, too!

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(Please share this post with anyone who may be interested!) We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you!

A hearty end of season thank you from the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market

This coming Friday, October 11th marks the last date for the Haliburton County Farmer’s Market, where all of our wonderful vendors will be closing their tent flaps for 2013. It’s been another ‘incrEdible’ market season, and you can count on us being back when the seedlings sprout anew and another growing season is once again upon us. Look for us next year in both the Village of Haliburton and in Carnarvon. Check our website, ‘like’ our Facebook page, and follow our Twitter site for recipes, information, as well as updates about the 2014 season.

Friday is the last chance visitors will have to stock-up on Thanksgiving goodies from the market, (including cranberries!), so consider joining us in Carnarvon, between 1 and 5 p.m. where we’re proud to offer a Kimchee demonstration, presented by Carolyn Langdon.

Fall-LeavesOn behalf of the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market Board members and both market managers, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone very much for their support, encouragement and patronage this year. Not only was the Carnarvon Market once again an unequivocal success, 5 years and counting, but the market in the Village of Haliburton more than surpassed all of our expectations, and we’re looking forward to doing it all over again next year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Apples and Cranberries at the market, oh my!

Cranberry photoJoin us at the market in Carnarvon tomorrow, Friday, October 4th, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., and the Village of Haliburton, Tues. Oct. 8th, 12 p.m – 4 p.m., where we’ll have fresh cranberries, as well as 3 different kinds of apples, (see below), available for sale while supplies last!

The apples were freshly picked today at Homestead Orchards. You can’t get much fresher than that! The Cranberries are fresh from Johnstons’s Cranberry Marsh.

We also welcome Janine Papadopoulos who will be in Carnarvon tomorrow, and in the Village of Haliburton on Tuesday, October 8th, sharing her great ideas and recipes for using cranberries! Come on out, learn a few new techniques and have some fun!

Jona Gold Apples at Orchalaw Farms in Brampton, Ontario Jonamac Late September Crisp and firm; great for fresh eating, pies, sauce.  A Jonathan/McIntosh cross .
Cortland Apples  at Orchalaw Farms in Brampton, Ontario Cortland Mid to Late September Fresh eating, salads, cooking, great early pie apple, doesn’t brown when cut, low acid, stores in fridge till Christmas. Tart to sweet.
Empire Apples at Orchalaw Farms in Brampton, Ontario Empire Late September or Early October Fresh eating, jelly, sauces, and salads. Stores about one month in the fridge. Somewhat tart.

Save the date! Haliburton County Farmers’ Market 2013 Grand Opening!

ribbon cuttingThe Haliburton County Farmers’ Market is proud to announce the grand opening of 5th anniversary season!

We’re absolutely thrilled to offer 2 different locations for 2013!
For our newest location in the town of Haliburton, we’ll start the official opening off with a ribbon cutting ceremony, move on to live music, prize giveaways, and fun activities for kids of all ages!

Opening day in the town of Haliburton is Tues. June 18th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The location is in Head Lake Park, by the intersection of Highland Street & York Street on beautiful Head Lake, beside the Rails End Gallery.

The Carnarvon location is situated beside “That Place in Carnarvon”, located on the N.E. corner of Highways 35 and 118, and opening day is Fri., June 21 from 1-5 p.m.  There is ample free parking at both markets.

We look forward to seeing you there!

(Click map below for a larger view).

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