Farmers Market

Happy Fathers Day!

 blue skies in the forecast I am looking forward to this weekends market! We have the Friends of the Market offering some delicious local sundaes! Strawberry Sauce from Berry Hill Fruit Farm, delicious locally made Vanilla Ice Cream from Shaws, and real whip cream from Gaylea! Breakfast of Champions!  Another …

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Sweet Blessed Strawberries!

No need to pull out any confession from most, we all agree local strawberries are awesome! These tasty morsels are slowly trickling into our market this weekend – and with a little more sun and luck will be bountiful by Fathers Day. We are excited this year to be pairing up with Shaw’s …

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Helllloooooo June! – The Horton Farmers Market

Dear Mother Nature: Please make up your mind :)  Let’s hope with the official beginning of June we’ve seen the last the FROST warnings – I mean, what’s with that? Last week had so many of our farmer friends panicking to protect precious crops of produce. Personally, I lost a …

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Whoo-Hoooooo!

Despite cool weather, last week was our busy opening weekend in market history! Thanks to all that braved the chilly air and brisk winds to join us. Over the next few weeks you’ll see more and more local products filling our tables. Let’s hope this sunshine continues and fields keep …

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No Tricks here, all treats!

Every Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm ENDS NOVEMBER 3rd! No Tricks here, ALL TREATS! What a awesome response from our vendors for “Sample Saturday”! We hope to bring this into next season with more regularity. Our Vendors are also participating in a Costume Contest this weekend for YOU! That’s right! They …

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The Horton Farmers Market is getting SPOOOOKY!

After all the true fall weather this week, I bet many of you have butternut soup simmering in your crock pots. This is the best time of year for hearty soups, stews and chilies. There is still lots of fresh options at the Market – time to squirrel away for …

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Gobble Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has got to be hands-down one of the best holidays of the year. Cool weather, but not too cool, amazing harvest foods, friends and family. I find this holiday much less stressful than Christmas, there is no early morning, no stress over gifts. Just a time to be with …

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Horton Farmers Market Newsletter September 22nd 2012

When the cat is away, will the mice play? For the first time ever since taking on the Market Manager position I will not be there this Saturday. My personal business is hosting a 4-day extensive conference in London and because I haven’t learned how to split the atom – …

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Horton Market Newsletter

It is incredibly hard to believe that I just typed “September 1st” into the subject title. Seriously? September? Perhaps some of you are ready for the routines, cooler weather and celebrations that Autumn brings but not I! This summer flew by, and I hope to still sit in some heat …

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Horton Farmers Market Newsletter August 25th 2012

Fresh Fest is tonight! Horton Farmers Market will be there with three fresh local inspired beverages. 100 pounds of fruit were peeled and juiced fresh! We’ll have Peach Lemonade (made with Troup Farms peaches), Lavender Lemonade (local lavender from Steed & Company) and Minty Melonade (Melons from R-Grow and Mint from …

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Horton Farmers Market Newsletter August 18th 2012

It simply cannot be mid-August, can it? Is it just me or are we already cooling down a little? As usual summer is flying by, and so is the 2012 season of the market. If you’ve been to the market in the last couple weeks I am sure you’ve noted …

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Corn Fest a CRAZY success!

Even though last weekend was insanely hot, crowds came in droves to celebrate this seasons bumper crop of corn. Don’t stress corn is still available for several weeks! The Friends of Market would like to thank the many, many generous sponsors from last weekends event: Berry Hill Fruit Farm R-Grow …

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Bless the rain! Keep it coming!

But….please stop just for Saturday morning! This is my favourite part of the market season. Abundance of both product and customers! COMING UP! CORNFEST August 4th 8:00am-12:00pm Here’s a link to the facebook event. The Friends of the Horton Farmers Market will be hosting an awesome event to celebrate this abundance on August …

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Horton Farmers Market Newsletter July 21st 2012

If you haven’t been made aware in previous newsletters, it is pretty easy to assimilate that I am a self-proclaimed Hippy. I talk about environmental concerns, local food, ethical work and producing practices blah, blah, blah, and I also love learning about global warming and what causes it. I was pretty …

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Horton Farmers Market Newsletter July 14th 2012

Well…the cat’s outta the bag… Last Saturday at the Market was HOT. The HOTTEST market day in my two seasons thus far. All of our vendors were grateful for those who braved the heat to support our local producers. One thing I wasn’t prepared for was all the “What? You’re …

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Melting away in all this HEAT? Come to the MARKET

where all the “COOL” kids are! Wowsa. We’ve been struck with some major heat and humidity this week! Mix that in with spotty torrential downpours, and while the humans are hot, sweaty and complaining this is great for growing food! This weekend we see another farm returning to the market …

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Happy Canada Day!

                 Happy Canada Day! Can you feel it? The uber excitement of a LONG WEEKEND coupled with SCHOOOOOOOOLS out for SUMMER! Yay! This blistering heat mixed with rain has pushed many locally grown items season ahead a little. This weekend we’ll be bursting …

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Horton Farmers Market Newsletter

Lots, and lots and lots more food! What does June bring?! So much more food! This weekend two more farm families join us! When more farmers roll in, that means things are growing out there in our fields. It’s always exciting to watch the market grow with the season. In …

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What a start to the season!

On behalf of the vendors and volunteers, we extend a sincere thank you for such an amazing opening of the season so far. Traditionally long weekends see smaller crowds at the market, with many people taking advantage of the extra day to skip town and enjoy a mini-vacation. Last week …

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Horton Farmers Market Newsletter May 12/2012

        Welcome Back!  Mother’s Day weekend is upon us and that means the return of our fabulous community Farmers Market! The anticipication has me reeling – with our long but mild winter still clinging on somedays, May just sort of snuck up on a lot of us. …

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