The Lakefield Farmers' Market is so pleased to welcome Danielle Britton as a new member of our management team. Danielle brings a wealth of experience in event planning and customer service, as well as enthusiasm and great ideas. We're excited to be working with Danielle to provide a fun-filled 2012 season at the Market. Market begins May 17, 2012, 10 am-3 pm. See you there!
Bicycle-Powered Authentic Corn Tortillas Come to Lakefield Farmers' Market
Next Thursday, August 25, The Lakefield Farmers' Market will be hosting ChocoSol's Mexican inspired, bicycle-powered, Fresh Corn Tortilla Project. Using local heirloom corn and a Slow Food mentality, this project will be serving tortillas and quesadillas the way they were intended to be eaten; from nixtamalized corn, freshly ground, freshly prepared with local organic toppings, and of course freshly eaten. These gluten-free delicacies are showcasing the bounty from the...more
Gisele Roy, a verified MyPick vendor, will be bringing her fresh seasonal produce to market until the end of the market season. Her products can be found at the Trackers Drift stall alongside the products of Katie Jackson. Welcome Gisele!
Bea Chan, who has been manning the Lunar Rhythm Gardens stall at the market all season, is heading back to university. Aug 11 will be her last day to sell her popular pestos and gingerbeer at the market though these items can be ordered directly from Bea at email@example.com or 705-652-0059. Lunar Rhythm Gardens will continue to be at market to supply customers with local fresh seasonal vegetables and meat.
Fiona's last day at market for this year is Aug. 11. We'll miss her and her amazing food! We wish you all the best, Fiona, as you head back to University.
On Thursday, August 11 (weather permitting), Jane Burke, an avid quilt collector and historian, brings her beautiful collection of antique quilts to the Lakefield Farmers' Market. The rich and colourful display features over 25 quilts, with pieces ranging from the 1860's to the present.
Burke, past president of the Mississauga Quilters Guild began quilting as a therapy for burnout in 1991. She has made about a hundred quilts and specializes in hand appliquéd original designs. Her collection of quilts includes the absurd, the unusual, the fabulous and quilts with amazing stories...more
Genetically Modified Sweet Corn is being sold in Canada. If avoiding genetically modified foods is important to you, consider asking the farmer you buy from the following:
Q1. Does your sweet corn have insect protection? Is it resistant to cornborer or earworm?
o The GM sweet corn is sold under the brand name "Attribute" from Rogers which is owned by the biotech company Syngenta.
o The GM sweet corn is genetically modified to be toxic to the European corn borer and corn earworm.
o The GM technology that makes the plant...more
Kawartha Kettle Corn is selling deliciously refreshing, made on the spot, fresh squeezed lemonade at the market now. Here I am enjoying a swig!
Have you purchased your ticket for the Lakefield Local Harvest?
The Lakefield Farmers' Market is delighted to support the Lakefield Local Harvest on Sunday, August 14. This year's Local Harvest includes a brunch for families as well as the amazing dinner offered in previous years. Most of the food being served has been sourced from vendors at the Lakefield Farmers' Market, so you know you're getting local and fresh. Tickets are on sale now at the market table on Thursdays as well as at Happenstance Books and Yarns. Cost of tickets is $30 for a family of 4 for brunch and $25...more
Here's a rave review of Martin's cooking. We're lucky to have you at our market, Martin.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine to Enjoy at Home
Written by Anna Russell, Firehouse Gourmet