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 special treat is having The St. Thomas Youth Choir perform. All who remember this group performance last year will know it is something special and not to miss. 
Let’s hope for sunshine, fun, treats and laughter at the market Saturday.

See you this weekend!
Locally yours,
Shawn DeVree
The Horton Farmers Market
manager@hortonfarmersmarket.ca

What’s New?:

Who’s Coming?:

 Check out our weeks offering of vendors by clicking here.

What’s in Season?:

Strawberries, of course! Here is some amazing information on this popular berry:

a.. Over 53 percent of seven to nine year olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
 b.. Eight strawberries will provide 140 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for kids.
 c.. The fruit size of the very early strawberries was very small.
 d.. Seventy per cent of a strawberry’s roots are located in the top three inches of soil.
 e.. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
 f.. One cup of strawberries is only 55 calories.
 g.. There is a museum in Belgium just for strawberries.
 h.. Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
 i.. The flavor of a strawberry is influenced by weather, the variety and stage of ripeness when harvested.
 j.. On average, there are 200 seeds in a strawberry.
 k.. Strawberries are grown in every state in the United States and every province of Canada.

What’s Happening:

Mini Marketeers:

Shhhh!!!! It’s a Fathers Day themed surprise! Kiddos come to the Friends of The Market tent to make your dad (or a special someone in your life!) a present!

Market Bucks:

Thank you to Romilly Paul for submitting this photo of daughter Lila handing in her scavenger hunt list! You’re this weeks winner of $15 in Market Bucks. Want to win next week? Tag yourself or Check in with your Smart Phone this weekend for a chance to win – or submit a photo (by email or facebook)!

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 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...
<span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> 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! </span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Another special treat is having The St. Thomas Youth Choir perform. All who remember this group performance last year will know it is something special and not to miss. </span> Let's hope for sunshine, fun, treats and laughter at the market Saturday. See you this weekend! Locally yours, Shawn DeVree The Horton Farmers Market manager@hortonfarmersmarket.ca <p dir="ltr"><strong>What's New?:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who's Coming?:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong></strong> Check out our weeks offering of vendors by clicking <a href="http://www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca/news--newsletters.html">here</a&gt;. <strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">What's in Season?:</span></strong></p> Strawberries, of course! Here is some amazing information on this popular berry: a.. Over 53 percent of seven to nine year olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit. <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> b.. Eight strawberries will provide 140 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for kids.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> c.. The fruit size of the very early strawberries was very small.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> d.. Seventy per cent of a strawberry's roots are located in the top three inches of soil.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> e.. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> f.. One cup of strawberries is only 55 calories.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> g.. There is a museum in Belgium just for strawberries.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> h.. Strawberries are a member of the rose family.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> i.. The flavor of a strawberry is influenced by weather, the variety and stage of ripeness when harvested.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> j.. On average, there are 200 seeds in a strawberry.</span> <span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;"> k.. Strawberries are grown in every state in the United States and every province of Canada.</span> <strong>What's Happening:</strong> Mini Marketeers: Shhhh!!!! It's a Fathers Day themed surprise! Kiddos come to the Friends of The Market tent to make your dad (or a special someone in your life!) a present! Market Bucks: Thank you to Romilly Paul for submitting this photo of daughter Lila handing in her scavenger hunt list! You're this weeks winner of $15 in Market Bucks. Want to win next week? Tag yourself or Check in with your Smart Phone this weekend for a chance to win - or submit a photo (by email or facebook)!
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Horton Farmers' Market

Since 1878 Horton Farmers' Market has been St. Thomas' connection to community, the earth and the very best in fresh local produce. As a local, producer-based market featuring seasonal produce and local artisans, all of our farmers live within 60 kms of the market site. The Horton Farmers' Market is located on Manitoba Street, 1/2 block North from Talbot Street (at the Giant Tiger stop light) with plenty of free parking. www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca Become one of our great 'Friends of the Market' Friends of the market is an opportunity for the community to get involved to help promote the market and it’s related activities. Financial donations can be made by anyone, including vendors, market enthusiasts, or community fundraisers. Speak to the Market Manager on market day or by direct contact manager@hortonfarmersmarket.ca or 519-317-3398

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