Sunday, May 23, 2010

Week Two

Well, we had another market day on Friday, May 21...with 4 more vendors! The word is slowly getting out about this new venture, and a few extra signs on the road will get attention, too.

In addition to last week's vendors, the market now also offered beautiful garden plants (annuals and perennials), handcrafted decorations for the yard and home, magnetic jewellery and one vendor with assorted goods (knives, paintings, interesting historical artifacts). Hopefully there will be some produce coming in the next few weeks, once the growing season kicks in!

The weather co-operated and the customers left happy! Spread the word and let's see this market grow.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Welcome to the Countryside Farmers' Market! We are a brand new group of local growers and producers, mainly from the Grand Valley, Ontario area, who would like to share our products with you. The market is organized and run by Darlene Daughen on her property (the site of the former Seven Oaks Garden Centre). The exact location is 232375 County Road 24 (or for locals, the corner of Hwy 9 and Hwy 25 South).

We had our inaugural "trial run" on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 2:30 to 7:30 pm, with 5 vendors participating. Alpaca Central brought 3 of their alpacas, as well as an assortment of spun wool, knitted wear and alpaca duvets.

Margaret Hoebeke had homemade soaps, baking, and preserves.

Robert Ireland, of Morland Honey House in Violet Hill was there with his honey, bee pollen, and educational material.

Rebecca Landman's baking (cookies, kuchens, cupcakes, and other yummy treats) was sold by her mother, Kerry, in Becky's absence.

And last, but not least, Julie Baumlisberger of Windy Field Farms, was there with blue oyster and shiitake mushrooms.

We hope to have more vendors next week, and even more as the garden produce starts up in a few more weeks. Watch this site for weekly updates, recipe ideas and more information about the market. Thanks for finding us!