What's happening Sunday at the Codrington Farmers' Market by Liana Palmer:
" ‘Twas the week before Thanksgiving and in all of our thoughts
Were jumbled ideas of what to cook in our pots (next weekend).
Fortunately, the Codrington Farmers’ Market will help you out with a wonderful assortment of harvest vegetables, local meats, yummy desserts, bread, cheese, jams, and other enticing products. You can also decorate your place with fresh flowers, gourds, garlic braids, apples, pumpkins, hand-painted wooden signs, and more.
Farmers’ Markets Ontario has just put out their Fall and Winter Recipe books (free) featuring local ingredients. The Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup looks like a great starter for a Thanksgiving meal. Ask a vendor for a book, or find some on the coffee table.
Popular singer Mark Russell will be entertaining. There is a clip of him performing on our Codrington Farmers Market Facebook page. As always, a variety of snacks will be served by our talented cooks.
The weather promises to be nice, but about 15 degrees C cooler than last week – and that’s a good thing. The veggies were not impressed with last Sunday’s temperature.
Our Market will continue every Sunday 10 – 2 through October, and then the vendors will come back twice more inside the hall: November 19 and 26.
We look forward to your next visit. Please Like Us on Facebook."
We welcome visitors to Applefest!
Looks like a busy Sunday at the Codrington Farmers’ Market. There is still plenty of delicious corn, plus tomatoes, squash, potatoes, 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: Mac, Empire, Gala, and Cortland this week.
We hope everyone saw the great Independent write-up on vendor Sue, who has an amazing selection of herbal solutions. Her teas and balms will make you feel good.
Annie will be here with her wonderful selection of wood-fired breads: Mixed Olives and Rosemary; Kalamata Olive; Cinnamon Raisin; NY-Style Rye with caraway seeds; Caraway & Onion Rye; plus a few loaves of delicious Tomato & Herb featuring tasty Italian dried tomatoes. You will want to be at her stall early!
Again this week, Candice will have beautiful Glads, and Melanie is bringing a great assortment of fall flowers. Don continues to impress with Chaga Tea – a healing mélange of antioxidants.
The Skoba Honey stall is still enjoying the afterglow of the Grand Opening of their retail store. You don’t need to wait for Sundays to pick up local honey.
On the subject of sweet things, The Bakery (Warkworth) will be just back from the Butter Tart Contest in Peterborough and Cultivate in Port Hope. How do they do it?? This is your chance to ask them.
As always, there are great in-hand snacks, prepared frozen meals, baked goods, frozen meats, sausage, cheese, eggs, Empire Cider, and more.
Warkworth Songbird Tina Nodwell will be entertaining this week, along with Brooks & Brooks.
If that isn’t enough, it’s Artisan Marketplace Sunday too. There is a full complement of artisans inside the hall, plus the overflow outside. You can find interesting and original creations for yourself or for gifts. Dotty’s Sauce is very popular, and it’s time to think about sweaters and mitts, despite the hot weather. Look for cards, chocolate, jewelry, woodworking, and paintings while you are there.
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 – 2. Our customers are the best!!
It looks we’ll have summer weather for Brighton Applefest, it will make the claim “it never rains on applefest weekend” true again.
This is a well covered event:
The Applefest Commitee always do an excellent job organzing, promoting and covering Applefest. https://www.facebook.com/BrightonApplefest/
It will be Amanda Lorbetski’s first Applefest and, she will be covering it for the local radio station Oldies 100.9
I’m hoping Ted Amsden will be walking around with his camera and taking his excellent, in the crowd, shots for Brighton Now.
And of course I’m expecting Sarah Hyatt and/or John Campbell write about the biggest Brighton event of year for the Brighton Independent.
This is only naming a few as there will be many others covering this event on social media!
Brighton Events will not be covering this event, except sharing others coverage.
Have a great Applefest!
After more than a decade the Brighton Tennis courts had a $50,000 makeover.
A new two-lane Brighton Road-swing bridge should be in place sometime in May 2018. In order to make this happen County Road 64 will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the Bridge starting on October 2nd.
Another big project in the works, the Brighton Municipal Building and Library will be transferred to a “Community Hub” renovations should be finished in the spring of 2018.
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