Fresh Sheet: August 31, 2016

Help more Edmonton kids have fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables in their back-to-school lunches!

It's back to school week at SWEFM, and the market is full of great school snacks! While many of the kids we know go to school with full lunch bags and breakfast in their tummies, students across Edmonton go to class hungry every day. To help give back to the community during this expensive time for families, we're having our first Harvest Festival with the Edmonton Food Bank as part of their Plant a Row, Grow a Row Program. Bring fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden (or buy them from our vendors at market!) to donate to the Food Bank and help get fresh local food into more school lunch bags this week. Sprouts can also donate their fruits and vegetables this 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!

The Edmonton Food Bank will be in our Community Tent, celebrating our first Harvest Festival as part of the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program. Bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the Community Tent to help other families in our community. When bringing food items, think of easy-to-store and cook produce first!

Dargatz Family Farm will be bringing their usual potatoes, tomatoes and potted plants and herbs, along with squash, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and leafy vegetables.

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, garlic, kale, squash, basil, beans, carrots, corn and fresh flowers.

Riverbend Gardens will be bringing fresh potatoes, carrots, beets, beans, dill, summer squash, onions, corn, 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!

Bo & Marrow will be joining us this week with their organic bone broth in a full line of flavours.

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 Spicy Sausage Lentil and Turkey Wild Rice 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.

Jamaican Chefmon will be bringing their Jamaican condiments and appetizers to market this week.

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

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.

Pamoda Tea will be joining us their week with their hand-blended specialty teas and tea-infused chocolate truffles.

Sweet & Spicy is back this week with their wide range of spices, sauces and condiments to make your next meal an exciting one!

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 vegan carrot cashew pierogies this week.

Our photo of the week features the gorgeous dill and cucumber display from Riverbend Gardens last market.

Our photo of the week features the gorgeous dill and cucumber display from Riverbend Gardens last market.

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

This week, our Sprouts recipe is "Veggie Splatter". 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 are featuring honey crisp apples this week.

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 joining s this week with his fresh B.C. fish and shellfish.

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!

Sweet Stuff will be bringing pumpkin pie, orange chocolate cupcakes and pumpkin sandwich cookies along with her usual line of delicious baked goods.

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

Explore India will be joining us with their amazing Indian food this week.

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

Lemon Grass Grill will be on-site with their vermicelli, salad rolls, and other Vietnamese cuisine.

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.

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.

Dazzling Designs will be joining us with her beautiful hand-sewn clothing and hand-painted jewelry.

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

Sweetpea Baby Accessories will be joining us with their adorable baby clothing, bibs, and gifts.

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

SEE YOU AT MARKET ON WEDNESDAY EVENING!

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