Message from Liana Palmer about the Codrington Farmers' Market:
Has another month really passed? It must have, since the Artisan Marketplace is happening this Sunday (last Sunday of the month, inside the hall) during Codrington Farmers’ Market hours 10:00 until 2:00 (poster attached). There is quite a line-up of talent and creativity, so this would be a good time to start your holiday shopping. There are actually more vendors than we can accommodate inside, so there will be pop-ups outside with more. You’ll be there for awhile, so wear comfortable shoes.
Speaking of shopping…… your friendly outdoor vendors have lots of local products to offer. We are getting near to peak season - maybe a bit later this year because of the abundance of rain and absence of heat - but our diligent gardeners will have many fine choices for you.
If you get hungry you’ll find lots to snack on including Margo’s corn fritters and sweet potato fries, Warkworth Bakery’s “vegetarian pulled pork” (excuse me??), and Tina’s healthy offerings. Annie is back with her interesting variety of wood-fired breads. There are many sweets too. Be sure to take home some Empire Cider and/or Trail Wines – to add haze to the lazy, hazy days of summer. Celebrate the arrival of August with a cheerful bouquet, or a plant from Amanda.
Enjoy listening to Maureen Culhane and Friends, along with Brooks & Brooks, while relaxing at a picnic table. There is lots of extra parking on the grass, so plan to stay awhile. See you Sunday.
Victor (Vic), who lived in Montreal his entire life, arrived in Brighton 4 months after retiring from his job as a chemical engineer. Living in Brighton gives him the opportunity to see his daughter more often, while enjoying a small town live style.
Adjustment to Brighton was quick. After almost 3 years in Brighton he writes for 3 local papers and still weekly for the Montreal Gazette. His best known weekly article is “Brighton’s Own” for the Brighton Independent where he interviews local people. This week Vic interviewed Bill Murtha.
He is also a founding member of the band “Jus’ Rockin’”. “Jus’ Rockin’” got its start at 78 On Main and they will be the opening act for the Street dance on July 29th.
In 2018 Vic is considering to run for council. He enjoys politics and would like to help and give back to Brighton by serving as a Councillor.
Vic is a happy “new” Brightonian enjoying his local relationships, family time and the band.
Message from Liana Palmer:
There are sooooo many reasons to visit the Codrington Farmers’ Market this Sunday (10 – 2). Let’s start with Dorothy’s taste of the week: she is featuring garlic and handing out samples of a Garlic Herb Cheese Spread. Easy to make, delicious to taste, and all ingredients are available from the vendors. You could then stop at Empire Cider to check out their new offering: Señor Cuervo is Empire Cider’s take on a summer Sangria. This citrus blend is lightly infused with tequila and is served best with a lime (yum!). Samples will be offered.
There are more and more vegetables available each week, including healthy choices like kale, carrots, beans, mushrooms, a variety of potatoes, and more. The bakers will make sure your sweetness is enhanced – as will Skoba’s Honey and Patterson’s Maple products. The snack providers will have their usual great selections. And, back by popular demand is Peameal on a Bun from the Warkworth Bakery. Pick up some gorgeous flowers, plants, and refashioned clothing too. This is one-stop shopping at its finest!
While you are mingling and tasting, Cheryl Casselman will be serenading with her lovely voice and great songs.
Take time to chat with the friendly vendors, say hello to the other customers you know, and pat yourself on the back for supporting local commerce. There would be no Codrington Farmers’ Market without you.
The new website for the Municipality of Brighton has been launched.
Message from Erin Rowley
I would like to thank the Brighton Fire Department for donating a children's tour and pizza party for auction at last years Presquile Lighthouse Silent Auction. 10 kids were able to enjoy a tour arranged by Chief Hutchinson. The kids had a blast and learnt a lot about fire safety. Their favourite part was holding the fire hose! Thank you again for a wonderful Friday morning.
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