Liana's take on the Royal weekend:
There is one Royal Weekend about to happen. Queen Victoria is sharing her special celebration with Harry and Meghan. And the Codrington Farmers’ Market will have a majestic selection of local products for your noble tastes.
Who doesn’t love asparagus? Here’s an easy way to make it even more elegant.
Asparagus with Creamy Orange Vinaigrette
In a bowl, combine 3 tbsp orange juice, 1 tbsp grated orange rind, and ½ tsp Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Arrange 1 lb cooked asparagus on serving platter. Pour dressing over it. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives or green onions. Makes 4 servings.
Check out the usual suspects and find honey, rhubarb, Annie’s wood-fired bread, (featuring two new products: Maple Oatmeal, and Buttermilk Seed), Empire Cider, beef, pork, chicken, bison sausage, ferments, maple syrup, wraps, flowers, plants, yummy desserts, peameal on a bun, frozen meals, and so very much more. In honour of the occasion, Sue at Hawley Garden is offering Royal Pain Salve.
As always, there will be 4 hours of live music, free coffee, picnic tables under canopies, and friendly vendors dying to talk to you.
Please join us on Sunday from 10:00 until 2:00.
Liana Palmers' Mother’s Day message on behalf of the Codrington Farmers’ Market:
Here’s a great way to celebrate Mom: bring her to the Codrington Farmers’ Market – Sunday 10-2. She can relax with a cup of coffee (or tea) while enjoying live music – this week performed by Lynn and Billy Pilon, a very popular duo who entertained us last year. Bring her a snack from The Bakery, or Glover’s, or offerings from The Lions Club, or Tina’s amazing in-hand fare. Take her around the stalls to chat with the friendly vendors about their local products, and then escort her home with a bouquet of flowers, or plants ready to set into her garden. You won’t believe the appreciation you’ll get for this. You might also want to pick up some frozen dinners and bakery treats so she won’t have to cook or bake all week.
We also have lots of recipe booklets, hot off the press from Foodland Ontario and Farmers’ Markets Ontario. You will want to tryAsparagus-stuffed Chicken Breasts for sure, and the Brownie Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches look amazing.
We were overwhelmed by the number of people who visited us last week on opening day. Thank you so much for your support. It tells us that you understand the importance of buying local products. Please continue to purchase from local farmers/producers, no matter where you buy your edibles.
We look forward to your visit on Sunday.
Message from Liana Palmer about what to expect from the Codrington Farmers' Market this year:
Anticipation: the act of looking forward; especially, pleasurable expectation – (Merriam Webster dictionary). That’s the feeling leading up to Sunday, May 6, opening day of the Codrington Farmers’ Market. Winter went on too long, but the warmth that embraces the Farmers’ Market tells us that Spring is really here, and nature’s bounty will be pleasing us for the next six months.
In case you need a reminder, the Market is open every Sunday from 10:00 until 2:00. Again this year there will be an Artisan Marketplace inside the hall on the last Sunday of each month. And don’t forget the wonderful live music that plays the entire four hours. Terry invites local musicians to entertain. Who knew there was so much talent so close by!
New this year: the Codrington Branch of the Brighton Public Library has expanded its schedule to include Sundays during Market hours. This Branch is located inside the hall. Be sure to chat with the Librarian and find out what’s new in books and services.
There will be an excellent array of local products for you on Sunday, including choice of meats and sausage, plants, flowers, ferments, Empire Cider, hydroponic tomatoes and cukes, frozen meals, drool-worthy baked goods, plus Annie’s wood-fired breads including a special creation of Honey Rye bread, made with the wonderful wildflower honey from Honey For You. Look for hand-made soaps and balms, tinctures, teas, hummus…. the list goes on.
Special: See Derick of Summergreen Tree Crops & Mushrooms for an end-of-season bare-root tree sale this Sunday. Bare-rooted (dormant, un-potted) trees need to be planted right away. Available are: disease-resistant apples, hardy pears, hardy Manchurian apricots, chestnuts, hazelnuts, Nanking cherries, persimmons, gooseberries and currants.
Lots of snacks and munchies too: muffins, scones, wraps, burgers, fries, peameal on a bun, and more. And this just in….. TheBakery (Warkworth) is the winner of the Trent Hills Business Excellence award for CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (Retail). They will be at the Market on Sunday too.
Enjoy free coffee; there are picnic tables; the vendors are super-friendly. We’re anticipating your visit.
Message from Erin Smith:
FREE event at King Edward Park Arena in Brighton (75 Elizabeth Street)- EVERYTHING will be FREE!!! There will be a pancake breakfast at Evangel Pentecostal Church (30 Butler Street West, Brighton) from 8am to 9:30am. From 10am-3pm at King Edward Park Arena there will be a FREE yard sale, face painting for FREE, hair cuts for FREE, FREE baked goods, a no-cost barbecue lunch, and also a FREE dunk tank (featuring Mayor Mark Walas and more!). This event will be hosted by the Churches in Brighton - everyone is welcome and there will be no cost for ANYTHING! For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/202820273648261/
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