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If the sudden downpour could have held off for another 30 minutes or so, it would have been a perfect day at the Market on Saturday. We had a cool but sunny start and the day warmed from there, and the shoppers increased as the weather warmed. There are still lots of strawberries available as well as apricots and a few different types of plums. I saw some cantaloupes at 19th Avenue Farm. There was corn as far as the eye can see and some farmers had more than one type of corn. Although we usually favour the bicolour corn, we’re giving the super sweet yellow variety a taste this time. The availability of all this ripe corn is perfectly timed for next weekend’s annual Community Corn Roast. The next [...]
Once again the Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair was treated to a beautiful sunny and warm day on Saturday. There was a steady stream of customers, although many people are away on trips or at cottages. I’m told by a few of our vendors that some families stop by the market early on Saturday morning to pick up supplies on their way to the cottage—what a great idea! Each week now seems to bring newly ripened produce. We even have some delicious albeit expensive wild blueberries. I’m trying to think of creative ways to use them in cooking beyond the traditional pancakes or in desserts. Blueberries actually work well with meat too. If I do develop a really interesting recipe, I’ll share it in a future column. The next vendor [...]
We were extremely fortunate to have a lovely sunny and warm day at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, given all the rainy days we have experienced this summer. We also had an embarrassment of riches with two buskers performing on the same day, due to a scheduling error. It wasn’t our busiest day, but business was steady. Walking around the market, I saw some new produce now available: Wild Blueberries at 19th Avenue Farm along with small yellow plums, raspberries at Oakridges Finest, raspberries and corn at Willowtree Farm and our cherries at Coopers Farm. There were beautiful peas and beans at several of the farmers’ tables This is the time of the season is when so much of what we grow in Southern Ontario begins to appear at Farmers’ [...]
MARKET MUSINGS What an absolutely wonderful Canada Day we had at the Farmers’ Market last Saturday. What you may not realize it that it was an historic day for us. That’s because, since the return of the parade to Aurora, we have always participated in the parade as Canada Day has not fallen on a Saturday, until now. So it was a new experience for us to have a farmers’ market on Canada Day and we didn’t know what to expect. Would people come after the parade or would they drift off to activities elsewhere? Well, people came in droves after the parade and we were extremely busy amid a sea of red shirts. The sun was shining, everyone was smiling, until some of us began to run short of [...]
YES! THE AURORA FARMERS MARKET AND ARTISAN FAIR IS OPEN JULY 1st! Get a fresh, healthy start to your Canada Day 150 celebrations at the Aurora Farmers Market this Saturday starting at 8am. Nothing is more Canadian than fresh Ontario strawberries, sweet peas, broccoli, maple syrup, fudge, scones and of course pea meal bacon sandwiches. Our Artisans have an assortment of wonderful gift and personal items for that special someone. All of which can be found at your Market. Don't forget to wear red and white to show your Canadian pride.
As many of you have noticed, Jan’s Country Pantry has not been at the market regularly this season. That is due to very low energy I’m experiencing because of very low iron. The iron pills aren’t getting the job done, so I will be having some iron infusions in early July and should be much improved after that. Thank you to those of you who have called to inquire about my well being. I hope to be at the market again very soon. The next new vendor I’d like to introduce is Cindy of Omtoria. Cindy was born in Etobicoke and spent her summers and school holidays playing in the forest and lake systems of the Ottawa Valley. Her love of nature and everything natural can be traced to those [...]
Considering the cool and damp weather we have experienced this spring, we were delighted to have a warm, sunny day on Saturday for the Farmers’ Market. We were quite busy as shoppers came to buy their produce, meat and baked items, as well as heirloom vegetable plants and flowers. Once their shopping is completed, most Market patrons make a decision as to which of our vendors will be making their breakfast or lunch. It can be a difficult decision because the aromas are so enticing. If you haven’t yet tried the new Dutch pancakes, I urge you to wait no longer as they are delicious and very different from Pascal’s fabulous crepes—we are lucky to have so many tasty options! The next new vendor I’d like to introduce you to [...]
This past Saturday at the Farmers’ Market began on a cool but sunny day, which warmed as the day went on. Perhaps because of the cool weather, we were off to a slow start, but gradually things improved. Coffee sales were brisk, as they usually are in the morning. Customers have noticed that we no longer have Green River Coffee at the Market as Tricia has moved to Prince Edward County. We miss her and wish her well in her new home. Cathy, of Catharina’s Kitchen, has now added coffee to her menu, along with tea and hot chocolate. So, together with the coffee at Jan’s Country Pantry, there should be enough coffee for everyone. While it is still May and very early in the growing season, there is quite [...]
We’re back! According to the calendar, it’s spring and the month of May brings the return of the Aurora Farmers’ Market to its outdoor location on Wells Street and the Town Park. While we have lost a few vendors due to unforeseen circumstances, we have gained some new and exciting vendors and we are looking forward to a great season. Here is a list of the vendors you can expect to find at the 2017 Farmers’ Market. This list is incomplete as we are always receiving new applications and people’s circumstances change over time. Our farmers will include 19th Avenue Farm, Coopers CSA Farm, Howard’s Farm, Nature’s Rainbow, Oakridges Finest, Pioneer Brand Honey, Simpson Family Farm, Summerside Farm, Willowtree Farm, Pillitteri Estates Winery and a new cherry farm from the [...]
Good News! Come One, Come All, the Aurora Farmers Market and Artisan Fair is starting on Saturday May 6th. Some of your favourite vendors along with some exciting new ones will be there to introduce their wares! It may be cool outside but the produce is popping up and things are growing! Come see us on Saturday at 8:00 am - rain or shine at the Aurora Town Park. Remember parking is available at the Go station!
The Aurora Farmers Market won the award for "The Best Market Place Display Table" at the Aurora Home Show on April 22, 2017! Congratulations go out to the Market board volunteers that contributed to this great achievement. Thank you Cathy for all your creative touches!
November 14, 2016 We hope you are enjoying our indoor Market, we have a few more days available. They are on November 26 and December 10, 2016. You can find us on Saturday mornings from 9AM – 1:00PM AURORA ARMOURY 89 Mosley Street, Aurora Bring your family, bring your friends, See you there!