Fresh Sheet: August 17, 2016

Local business, local stories!

Our community market is a wonderful place to support local businesses! From family-owned farms to pioneering start-ups, all of the vendors at our market have a dedication to small business, a passion for their product, and a one-of-a-kind story to tell about their business. Not only do our vendors create some of the best products Alberta has to offer, they allow families to be financially independent, employ local people, and have commitments to our communities. Chat with our vendors this week about their small business and the journey they've taken to get to our market every week.

Join us here on the Fresh Sheet every Tuesday to see what's fresh and happening at your favourite farmers' market! Remember, please leave Fido at home- no dogs are allowed where food is being served!

Our friends from Blue Quill Party in the Park will be in the Community Tent this week, providing info and inviting you to this upcoming family event.

Stop by the Servus Credit Union tent and play the Monster Head Knockdown game to win yourself an awesome prize! PLUS, they'll also be giving away a $50 Home Depot gift card – don’t miss out on your chance to get entered!

Dargatz Family Farm will be bringing their usual potatoes, tomatoes and potted plants and herbs, along with squash blossoms.

Holden Colony will be bringing their fresh field and greenhouse veggies, along with frozen chickens, preserves, and eggs.

Lactuca Urban Farm will be bringing their hyperlocal salad mix, along with arugula, parsley, dill, kale, squash, basil, beans and fresh flowers.

Riverbend Gardens will be bringing fresh potatoes, carrots, beets, beans, dill, summer squash, onions, and other field crops this week.

S4 Greenhouses always has the most delicious greenhouse vegetables, from lettuce, and tomatoes to mini cucumbers and fresh bell peppers.

Birds and Bees Winery is back this week with their wonderful fruit wines and meads. They'll be sampling at their stall, so be sure to welcome them back to market over a sip of wine!

Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market. All of Cafe Bel-Air's popsicles are free of gluten and tree nuts, and they have vegan options as well!

Crafty Cooks has a great line of take-home meals and will be sampling their Turkey Wild Rice and Cheezy Broccoli Cauliflower soups.

Cravings Gelato will be bringing their fantastic gelato, gelato pops and her new diabetic class of gelatos.

Honest Dumplings is bringing their handmade dumplings in delicious flavours.

Jerky Jerky will be on-site with their beef and pork jerkies in a variety of flavours.

Pamoda Tea will be back this week with hand blended specialty teas and tea infused chocolate truffles.  This week, their featured sample is Peach & Cream (Black tea). Sip and savor Pamoda Tea’s 50+ varieties of tea including Black, Green, White, Chai, Rooibos and Wellness tea.

Melodi's Kitchen is our favourite Turkish food vendor and will be bringing all of their popular dishes for you to try.

Michelle's Preserves is back this week with her amazing pickles and jams.

Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food.

O'Delight will be bringing their homemade Moroccan foods. They always have samples of their wonderful take-home meals!

Sweet and Spicy is back this week with their hand-blended spice mixes, sauces, salsas and jellies.

Square 1 Coffee will be serving up fresh coffee and selling bags of coffee beans from craft roasters around Western Canada and United States.

Thai Sab Food Co. will be bringing her delicious Thai foods to market this week.

Theo's Greek Kouzina will be bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.

Urban Pierogies will be joining us with their fresh pierogies made from simple and organic ingredients. They'll be sampling their borscht pierogies this week.

This week's photo of the week features our volunteers' favourite market snack: Kettle Corn! Looking to get some more popcorn in your life and give back to your community? contact us to join our team of volunteers this fall!

This week's photo of the week features our volunteers' favourite market snack: Kettle Corn! Looking to get some more popcorn in your life and give back to your community? contact us to join our team of volunteers this fall!

The Sprouts Program for kids continues! Children between 4-12 will receive a $2 token to spend with our fruit and vegetable vendors.

This week, our Sprouts recipe is "Egg-O-Saurus Stomp". You can pick up your copy of the recipe at the Sprouts table when you check in! For more information on the Sprouts Program, click here.

AIG Produce will be bringing fresh cherries (red and Rainier), berries, plums, very juicy nectarines, along with melons, and early varieties of apples.

Red Apple will have a wide variety of fresh B.C. fruits.

Steve & Dan's Fresh B.C. Fruit will have a variety of fresh B.C. fruits along with dehydrated apples and sparkling apple juice.

Effing Seafoods will be featuring surf and turf sausages, cod cakes, lemon dill salmon sausages and angry salmon burgers by Tzin Wine and Tapas, along with Salmon Burgers and Cod Cakes from Farm To Fork Eatery.

Sunworks Organic Farm will be joining us with their humanely raised meats, sausages, and eggs. Sunworks is hosting a farm day on September 5th, so stop by to chat with Ron about the details!

Auntie Jean's Fudge will be at market with her handmade fudge.

Calico Baking Company will be back this week with their fresh sourdough, pastries, pretzel buns and other baked goods.

Celebrate, Gluten Free is the perfect option for those with gluten sensitivities. They always have amazing bagels, cupcakes, and loaves of bread available!

Confetti Sweets is our favourite pink tent at market, full of wonderful cookies!

Fresh 2 Share will be on-site with their Swiss braided breads and meringues this week.

Prairie Mill Bread Co. makes all of his bread loaves and cinnamon buns right in our neck of the woods!

Sandra's Macarons will be bringing her bright and delicious array of hand-made macarons this week.

Sweet Stuff will be bringing her delicious cupcakes, tarts, and cookies to market.

Ada's Soap Shop has a large line of natural skincare and shaving products.  All of his products are hand made in Edmonton!

Carmen's Jewelry is joining us again this week with her leather handmade jewelry.

Skinchantment will be bringing facial oils, facial sprays, dry masques, bath salts and beard oils.

Sweetpea Baby Accessories is back this week with their adorable baby clothing, gifts, and accessories.

Wilmar Farms will be back with their healthy hemp products for the kitchen and your skin.

Bully Food Truck will be serving up drool-worthy comfort food using fresh and local ingredients.

Casa 12 Doce will be joining us with their tacos and other authentic Mexican street food.

Dedo's Food Truck will be on-site with their schwarma, wraps, and fresh fries!

Fat Franks will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings!

Original Canadian Kettle Corn, a farmers' market staple, will be here this week satisfying all of your cravings for this summer favourite!

Yellowbird Cafe Truck will be back at SWEFM this week with their friendly smiles and delicious Asian fusion cuisine.

SEE YOU AT MARKET ON WEDNESDAY EVENING!

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