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!

 

 

 

 

Mid – June update – What’s the buzz at your farmers’ market!

bumblebee1The Haliburton location is into its third week. We’ve been a big hit!

In spite of some bad weather, and the fact that much produce is as yet unavailable due to a late start in the growing season, we still have so much to offer! Seedlings, plants, rhubarb, asparagus, and more are available.

Farmers mkt 2014 BuskersThe market has been well entertained by Phil McMahon and Brian Sachs, who have been busking at all three markets so far. Our thanks to those two musical gentlemen for joining us! We are still welcoming buskers to apply to entertain at our markets, and busker applications are and will remain available on our blog for at least another month.

The market is featuring different recipes every week. They’re related to products/produce currently available. Copies are available at the market table free of charge! If anyone would like to share their own favourite seasonal recipes, please drop them off to the manager at the farmers’market booth.

142_1340441927_book39820The cookbook/gardening book swap starts June 24th, ongoing throughout the season at both market locations. Gather your unwanted cookbooks or gardening booksand bring them to the market for a trade.

This past Tuesday, the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust was at the market answering questions on their various programs.  We thank them for attending! For more information, please visit their website at:  www.haliburtonlandtrust.ca 

MGLOGO_-_green_(2009)transparentThis coming Tuesday, June 17th, the Haliburton Master Gardeners will be in attendance offering sustainable gardening tips and providing all sorts of useful & practical gardening info. Bring your questions and sick plants!

We still have Market Loyalty Cards available for frequent visitors to our markets. After you make your purchases you will bring your card to the market table to be stamped and when the card is full, you will be rewarded with market dollars to be spent anywhere in the market. Ask at the market table.

The Carnarvon market will be opening on Friday June 20th, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  We’re looking forward to serving you there!

Sincerely – Gailon Valleau, Market Manager

2014 opening day at the farmers’ market!! Join us today in the Village of Haliburton!

Haliburton Farmers Mkt. Dysart location - K. Sloan

Join us in the Village of Haliburton, at Head Lake Park to celebrate the market’s 2014 season opener!

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. today!!

We’ll have Celtic music to enjoy, loyalty cards at the HCFM booth, (first come first served), and all of your favourite vendors will be there!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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!

Calling all Buskers! The HCFMA is seeking local talent!

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To apply, please copy the application below, (2 pages), fill them out and mail them to:

Haliburton County Farmers’ Market
P.O. Box 846, Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Email:  incrediblehcfma@gmail.com

Questions? Telephone  us at705-306-0523

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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.