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!

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Sloppy Joes! Comfort Food At the Market ~ Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

Attempting to make a Sloppy Joe look pretty may be a losing battle. But since they are so delicious, it doesn’t really matter what they look like! That said, we’ll try to make them the way Mom did at this weeks farmers’ market! Sloppy Joes are perfect comfort food, which is always the best way to end the week, or alternatively, to start your weekend.

Join us this week as we offer Sloppy Joes at the market. Get ’em while they’re hot! This is a fundraiser for the market, so be sure to come down, visit our farmers and vendors for fresh, local products & produce!
***And don’t forget, we’ll be at the Haliburton location, starting this week!
September 7th to October 7th, every Friday from 2pm to 6pm, the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market will be at Rotary Beach Park in Haliburton, Highway 118 & Park Street – Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the park.

To learn about all the exciting news & happenings at our market, follow along with our weekly updates and information on special events featured throughout the season at:
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For information contact: Elaine Repath, Market Manager
Tel: 705-457-0991
Email: incredibleHCFMA@gmail.com
Mailing address: 1970 Duck Lake Rd, Minden, On K0M 2K0
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You Say Tomato, I Say Tom’ah’to

Almost everyone agrees that fresh tomatoes taste so much better than those bought at the grocery store.
When growing tomatoes isn’t an option, the next best thing is a visit to your local farmers’ market, or more specifically, the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market!

Local tomatoes are good for you! Locally grown tomatoes are in most cases bred for taste & nutritional value, unlike supermarket varieties that are bred for travel. Typically, grocery store tomatoes travel 500-2000 km’s. This means durability becomes the priority and flavour as well as nutrient value end up taking a back seat.

Tomato Tip
Don’t put those tomatoes in the refrigerator. That will ruin their flavour!
Tomatoes will store at room temperature for about a week.

Create some sauces, purees and salsa with your tomatoes and put them in the freezer.
It’s such a great way to enjoy them all year round!
Cheesy Baked Tomato
Provencal Tomatoes
Creamy tomato soup, Panera style
Check out our ‘Weekly Events‘ page for more about the Tomato, and for some more recipes, too!

So, whether you say ‘tomato’ or ‘tom(ah)to, the botanical name is Lycopersicon esculentum, and really, what’s in a name? We should just keep on experimenting and enjoying this popular, versatile food that just tastes so darned good no matter how you say it!
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And, not only do we celebrate tomatoes on Friday, but we also welcome local artisan Karly Cox of Ironclad Metal Works. Her studio is located on Kushog Lake Road, not far from the market. We also have 2 jewelers and a soap/candle maker, so why not join us at the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market this Friday, August 17th where we celebrate the one and only tomato and our local artisans!
We hope to see you there!