Applefest weekend is upon us, and as a proud member of the Municipality of Brighton, the Codrington Farmers’ Market is celebrating too. Please join us on Sunday, 10 – 2, for so many reasons:
. Of course – the fantastic fresh produce, frozen meats and meals, baked sweets and savouries, sausage, maple syrup, honey, and many other wonderful products
. Annie’s wood-fired bread, this week featuring Pumpernickel Rye, Caraway & Onion Rye, Chipotle Green Olives, Cranberry Walnut, Rustic White, Cheddar & Green Olive, Multigrain, and Thor’s Spent Grain. Annie will be getting up at 2:00 a.m. to bake these beauties for you, and you should plan to get to the market early to snag some.
. The Big Red Fire Truck will be waiting for eager young folks who want to sit in it and get their pictures taken – wearing the fire hat the fire fighters are handing out.
. Chef Dorothy will be at the Market sampling a Maple Apple Upside Down Cake that is not to be missed. She’ll give you the recipe and you can get the ingredients at the Market.
. The Artisan’s Marketplace is happening inside and outside the Hall (no charge for admission). These creators bring their own products which will certainly delight you.
. The Codrington Monday Artists Group will be displaying their artwork inside the hall. If you have an interest in joining this laid-back friendly group, be sure to chat with the artists. There is no charge for the Monday meetings.
. Marie Melodie (the right name for this artist) will provide live music.
. If you missed the 5K Applefest run in Brighton, you can tool around the Walking Trail that is adjacent to the Farmers’ Market.
. The Codrington branch of the Brighton Library is open during Market hours. Lots to do there.
. Our local vendors love talking to customers. Please come out and meet them, grab a snack, find a picnic table, and have a coffee on us!
(For those who have been asking, the Codrington Farmers’ Market is open outdoors through October 28, and then inside the adjacent hall every Sunday in November. Same hours 10-2)
Let’s hear it for Farmers’ Markets! The Codrington Farmers’ Market is close by and the vendors love to interact with you.
There is still plenty of delicious corn, plus tomatoes, squash, potatoes, garlic, and other fall veggies. Hydroponic cucumbers are available to replace the vine-grown ones that are almost finished.
Be sure to see Michael for apples: Macs, Gala and Honeycrisp this week.
Maple syrup is more in demand than ever, and Don has a great selection of sizes. Use it in coffee and tea instead of white sugar.
As always, there are great in-hand snacks, prepared frozen meals, baked goods, frozen meats, sausage, cheese, eggs, Empire Cider, and more.
Be sure to come and enjoy the sounds of Hayley and the Pirate Queens, one of our favourites. The (free) coffee is on!
One final request: if you can bring some small bills, loonies and toonies, it will help out our vendors. Those 20’s and 50’s use up the “float” in a hurry!
Thank you. Market hours are 10 am – 2 pm. Our customers are the best!!
Here what’s happening at the Codrington Farmers’ Market.
A great time of year for Farmers’ Markets is when the seasons overlap. Right now there are still many “summer” goodies like corn, lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, peppers and much more, but you can also find autumn offerings like apples, late potatoes, carrots, garlic, beets, cabbage, cauliflower – well, too many to list. Please visit the Codrington Farmers’ Market on Sunday (10 – 2) to see for yourself.
Special visitors this week will be Annie with her many varieties of wood-fired bread (better come early), Anne who brings her delicious crabapple juice, songbird Cheryl Casselman, a crowd favourite, and The Firelights, who make belly-dancing look easy and fun. Once again, the local 4H Club is raising money by selling slushies, and they will be a popular item on a hot day.
The rest of the usual suspects will be there too, making your shopping experience personal and pleasant. There won’t be too many more of these gorgeous, bountiful Sundays, so please take advantage. We look forward to seeing and serving you.
Thank goodness for the cooler weather. But we are thankful for the great bounty of produce the extreme heat brought on. The Codrington Farmers’ Market is featuring harvest specialties, along with late summer prime products. There are many items to choose from when preparing school or work lunches. Who doesn’t like apples, raw veggies cut up, and granola bars?
The days are getting noticeably shorter (already?), so many of us are thinking about soups and stews. There is garlic galore from Rainbow Terrace, and you can find great choices of meats, sausage, and veggies (including delightful mushrooms) for your creative endeavours. Not feeling creative? Pick up ready-made frozen products from Margo or The Bakery. As always, our local hard-working vendors look forward to chatting with you and talking about their farming methods and products.
Be sure to treat yourself or someone you love with fresh flowers. You will be longing for them in the middle of January. Michael has gorgeous Glads, and Melanie has a huge variety of colourful blooms. She is also featured in today’s Toronto Star article on local flower entrepreneurs. Please see our Facebook page for a link to this story.
You can also facilitate your grocery shopping by picking up eggs, sausage, and Empire Cheese – along with amazing freshly harvested corn – from Glover’s.
Our once-a-month vendor is Dotty, with her gourmet sauce. Try her meatball samples and you’ll be sold!
One of our favourite musical duos will be entertaining this Sunday: Billy and Lynn. You can just see their joy in performing. Bring your instrument along and join them.
We have invited Friends of the Library (Brighton) to join us this Sunday to sell tickets for their basket of goodies. They are fundraising to purchase chattels for the newly renovated (almost) library. The construction expenses are covered by a grant, but other parties need to come up with money for things like shelving, carts, etc.
There is much more waiting for you this Sunday from 10 until 2. Thank you very much for supporting local vendors (everywhere). Remember: the money they receive will be spent in our local communities!
As we transition from summer to fall (unofficially) there are many great finds at the Codrington Farmers’ Market (Sundays 10-2). You really should take the time to stop at each stall and chat with the vendor. We are very proud to feature local products. Here is a sampling of items you can find, but there are many more too.
- Local apples (Paula Red), granola bars, Loonsong Farm bringing oats, spelt, wheat, and rye using organic and Biodynamic practices and milling the grains with care;
- Potatoes, corn, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, greens, ferments, the “beet” goes on…..
- Balms, teas, tinctures, lotions, soaps, all created with the goal of making you feel good;
- Frozen sausage, beef, pork, chicken;
-Datesquares, fruit pies,muffins, hummus,in-hand snacks (Wraps, Quesadillas, Peameal Bacon Sandwiches), Cheese, eggs, frozen meals;
- Gorgeous flowers including glads, zinnias, sunflowers, and many more; new-crop Honey; Empire Cider; tasty Maple Syrup.
The Market is in its vegetable glory and Dorothy will be with us sampling a dish she calls Sorta Succotash. It's a way to celebrate the freshest of vegetables, all available at the Market and cooked in one pan.
As always, live music (Tina Nodwell), picnic tables, free coffee.
Really? This is the last weekend in August? Holy Moley! School lunches will be popping onto the agenda in the near future. And, you’re in luck. The Codrington Farmers’ Market solves problems. Local apples and raw veggiesare great lunch additions, along with homemade granola bars (see Amanda at Rainbow Terrace), muffins and cheese (Glover’s have many varieties), plus stuffed buns and many treats to be found at The Bakery. Michael has grown lovely melons this year. Cut them up and send to school in a little plastic container.
You can also pick up new-crop honey and maple syrup – both are delicious in tea and coffee. Amanda also has a great crop of garlic. She can describe the different varieties she grew so that you choose the one that suits your taste buds.
If you are in the mood to cook there are many choices of frozen meats to use in combination with the abundance of fresh produce. If cooking can wait, be sure to take home some ready-made frozen meals lovingly prepared by Margo (Kingsholm Farms) and Jessica and Jay (The Bakery).
Since this will be the last Sunday of the month, the Artisans will be there – inside and outside the hall. There is no charge for this exhibition, and they create their own products. You could get an early start on Christmas shopping!
Annie is also joining us with her amazing wood-fired bread (many varieties this week). In case you didn’t know, she is up and feeding the oven at 1:00 a.m. so everything will be super-fresh for you at 10:00.
Live music will be happening as usual. This Sunday features one of our favourite local duos: R&R. Come on out and tap your feet to the great sounds of Ray and Ralph, while indulging yourself in some relaxation and rejuvenation.
There are many in-hand snacks available to enjoy with your free coffee. Time: 10:00 until 2:00. The Library Branch is also open during these hours.
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