Message from Cathy Hewton:
A public meeting to keep the YMCA in Brighton will be held July 19 at 6:30pm at King Edward Park Community Center.
To Market, To Market, to buy everything Fresh and Local. This heat (crossing fingers for rain) has brought on reluctant later-bloomers and you’ll find baby beets, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes, peas….. well, too many to list. And, if you haven’t tried kohlrabior tender salad turnips, you really should visit Eric at the Codrington Farmers’ Market. Both veggies are fantastic (raw) with Amanda’s Hummus or Garlic Dip, as well as in salads and stir-fries.
Here’s another delight: Pomarium Renaissance Juice - “A small-batch, crafted juice that requires no additional assistance from supplemental flavours, colours, or sweeteners.” Anne is a regular on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and joins us at the monthly Artisan Markets on the last Sunday. She has samples!
All our regulars will be there, and you know that means something for everyone.
This Sunday will feature Doug Couture and Marie Melodie offering live music. Special guest is Ivan – around noon. Perfect time to grab a snack, see James (Century Game Farm) for fresh lemonade, find a picnic table, and chill – as well as you can.
Market hours are the same as Library hours: 10 – 2. We would love to see you!
Oh, the enticing tastes of summer at the Codrington Farmers’ Market – Sunday 10-2. There is more produce than ever, thanks to the heat wave. Eric is bringing sweet salad turnips for the first time this year; Glover’s freshly dug small potatoes are just like dessert. Margo is also treating us with an array of ease-living options: Cole Slaw, Greek Pasta and Bean Salads, Gazpacho, and frozen prepared Mini Maple Sausage Rolls and Corn Fritters. And here are some ideas for snacking from Amanda: Gourmet Garlic Dip & Dressing, great for veggies and crackers or as a salad dressing, plus Garlic Scape Pesto, which has so many uses (pasta, rice, meat, garlic bread).
Stock up on sausage and frozen meat, prepared dinners, and freshly baked treats. Take a selfie with a vendor.
There are lots of yummy snacks and beverages, the Library Branch is open, and you’ll enjoy listening to the talented Tina Nodwell. See you soon.
Canada Rocks at 151 Years! The friendly vendors at the Codrington Farmers’ Market are rockin’ it too on Canada Day. The growing season has been excellent, and you’ll be impressed with the fresh beets, kohlrabi, lettuce choices, spinach, broccoli, peas and more. Strawberries are at their peak and sell out fast.
Here’s a bonus – especially with the promise of temperatures in the 30’s. The Bakery (Warkworth) is scooping Kawartha Ice Cream at the market! Quesadillas will be featured again too.
Annie is joining us with 8 varieties of wood-fired bread, including Honey Rye made from our honey vendor, Honey for You. There is a great selection of sausage and frozen meat, along with snacks, all kinds of baked goods, tinctures and balms, soaps, maple syrup, well – you get the idea.
Melanie’s flowers are blooming wonderful and wanting to go home with you. The History Guy, Dan Buchanan, will have his new book there - 38 HOURS TO MONTREAL. He’d love to chat with you.
Toast Canada at the end of the Day with a glass of Empire Cider.
Randy Stewart will be providing live music; the Library is open; there are lots of picnic tables. Please join us – 10:00 until 2:00.
Liana Palmer about what is happening at the Codrington Farmers' Market on Sunday:
Oooh, did you say Glovers are bringing new potatoes to the Codrington Farmers’ Market on Sunday? They’ll be a great accompaniment to any of the sausage varieties, the choices of frozen meat, the expanding assortment of fresh produce, and Derick’s wonderful mushrooms. Dessert is covered too: The Bakery will feature babkas, galettes, cinnamon buns, and almond croissants. And, you can’t go wrong with Michael’s freshly picked strawberries. Put a bouquet of Melanie’s flowers on the table, and pour some Empire Cider. How easy is that!
An added enticement this week is Annie’s wood-fired bread. She has a new variety – Buttermilk Rye – along with other favourites: Cinnamon Raisin, Chipotle Green Olive, Cranberry Walnut, and more!
Amanda still has gorgeous plants, along with hummus and granola bars. There are lots of other snacks too. Pour a free coffee, find a picnic table, and enjoy the music of Bruce Croxford, with a guest appearance by the Joyfull Noise Choir.
Wait, there’s more! It’s the last Sunday of the month, so the Artisan Marketplace happens inside the hall. No admission charge, and a wonderful selection of hand-made crafts. And, the big red Fire Truck is joining us. Bring the kids and get pictures of them driving the truck, sort of. As always, the Library branch is open inside the hall. Friends of the Library will be selling raffle tickets outside for the little red wagon full of prizes. Proceeds will help furnish the renovated Library.
Draw date is July 1.
We’d love to see you. Sunday, 10-2 in Codrington.
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