Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Fresh Sheet: July 29, 2015

Meet Your Neighbours at SWEFM!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30


Join us here on the "Market Fresh Sheet" every Tuesday to see what's fresh and happening at your favourite farmers' market! For market shopping tips, be sure to check out this page to ensure your market visit is everything it should be. And remember, please leave Fido at home- no dogs are allowed where food is being served!  

  

The Sprouts Program for kids continues this week! Children between 4-12 will receive a $2 token every week to spend with our fruit and vegetable vendors. This week, our Sprouts recipe is Super-Vision Stew, sponsored by Currents Vetrinary Centre. 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

This week, the bouncy castle will be on site and No Excuses will be leading a family Zumba class between 6:00 and 6:45 (weather permitting).


The Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market aims to enhance and support our vibrant community. Check out how to engage with your neighbours this week! 


Nutrition Tours will be available this week, courtesy of our wonderful nutrition student volunteers from the University of Alberta. Volunteers will be on site to answer your nutritional questions, take you on tours of the market and walk you through some of the topics that are explored in our Grab-and-Go nutritional pamphlets. When you're done, you can take home the pamphlet to help you eat healthier every day and quiz your friends on the things you've learned! 
AIG Produce will be bringing their fresh fruit, trucked from B.C. on market day, including yellow watermelons and cantaloupes straight from the fields this week!
Red Apple B.C. Fruit will be bringing an assortment of fresh B.C. fruits. New this week are Glo Haven free-stone peaches, and the first apples of the season, Sunrise Apples.
Steve and Dan's Fresh B.C. Fruit will be bringing a variety of fresh fruits from B.C. as well as their dehydrated apples and sparkling apple juice. 


 
Dargatz Family Farm has a variety of fresh produce, including kale, potatoes and tomatoes. They also have some wonderful tomato and herb plants for sale.
Holden Colony will be bringing a variety of vegetables, eggs and preserves.
Riverbend Gardens will be back at market this week with cauliflower, kale, potatoes, beets, carrots, dill, fennel, broccoli and more!
S4 Greenhouses will be bringing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce. Stop by to take a peek at this week's veggie mascots!

Jerky Jerky will be bringing a variety of dried jerky products. They always have samples to try, so be sure to say hello! 
Sunworks Farm, a certified organic and certified humane farm, will have their fresh chicken – wholes and all cuts along with their beef and pork cuts.  They will also have their wide variety of sausages (gluten, filler and chemical free) with a market special of purchase 9 get the 10th package free.  All meats are raised and processed on Sunworks' farm.


Celebrate, Gluten Free is the perfect option for those with gluten sensitivities. She always has a special treat available, so be sure to stop by!
Confetti Sweets is our resident specialty cookie vendor at SWEFM and will be serving up their delicious varieties this week. 
European Cakes will be at SWEFM this week, bringing her fun macarons, cannoli and croissants.
Prairie Mill Baking Co. makes all of his bread right in our neck of the woods!
Whether you're looking for a fantastic cinnamon bun or the best sourdough in Edmonton, Owen has a loaf of bread with your name on it!

Sweet Stuff will be bringing delicious s'more cupcakes, along with her other delicious treats including "Oreo" cookie sandwiches!
Sweet Molodih Madness will have a variety of  gourmet cupcakes. This week there will be a banana nut cupcake with coconut frosting, chocolate raspberry filled cupcake, and a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Each made with its own special healthy ingredients. There will also be organic salty soft pretzels.


 
Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market, including Mango Lassi, Peach & Cream, Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Cooler, Banana Chocolate Hempsicle and Avocado Coconut Lime. All of Cafe Bel-Air's popsicles are free of gluten and tree nuts, and they have vegan options available as well! They will also introduce their newest product: mulled ciders.
Cravings Gelato will be bringing their handmade gelato in malted chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, mango and strawberry mint as well as their choc/peanut butter gelato pies.
Melodi's Kitchen is our favourite Turkish food vendor and will be bringing all of their popular dishes for you to try. 
Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food. Their samosas and butter chicken are absolutely delicious!
Pink Taffeta Catering will be bringing sweet curry chicken, sweet and sour meatballs, chicken Parmigana, and a fun feature item this week: "PB&J'mers" (deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches)!
Shady Lanes Estates will be joining us this week with their wonderful alpaca wool products and delicious fruit wines.

Sweet and Spicy will be at SWEFM again this week with their hand-blended spice mixes and barbeque rubs, mustard and ketchup.    
Tamiri Bites will be at market with their raw vegan treats. This week, they are bringing mixed packs so you can try a variety of their products all in one box!
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.
Bully Food Truck will be serving up drool-worthy comfort food using fresh and local ingredients. The Bully Mac is a favourite among SWEFM Volunteers!
Casa 12 Doce is coming to market this week with their authentic Mexican street food. 
Fat Franks will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings!
Knosh Food Truck will be serving up their fantastic UK comfort food.

Original Canadian Kettle Corn, a farmers' market staple, will be here this week satisfying all of your cravings for this summer favourite!
The Pink Kernel will be at market for all of you who can't turn down childhood favourites like mini doughnuts, cotton candy and snow cones. 
Yellowbird Cafe Truck will be back at SWEFM this week with their friendly smiles and delicious Asian fusion cuisine. 
Ada's Soap Shop will be back with us this week with his luxurious handmade bath and body products. 
Raven's Hollow will be back at market with her wonderful hand-made jewelry. This week, she is bringing many new wish bracelets and a new line of lavender necklaces!
Wooden Affairs will be at market with her handmade wooden signs and home decor items. 
See you at market!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Studious Sunday: Farmers' Market Fun

Welcome to another edition of our new blog series, Studious Sundays! For the rest of market season, we will be breaking down an academic study every second week to learn more about diet, farming, the environment and other topics surrounding the food we eat. We know it's hard, if not impossible, to keep up with studies and news about food while leading a busy lifestyle, so we are making it a little bit easier to stay informed and make simple, meaningful changes in your life. This week, we are looking at a study that describes some of the best benefits of farmers' market shopping. 

The Study: A Tale of Four Farmers' Markets: Recreation and Leisure as a Catalyst for Sustainability, Farmer et. al, 2011

The Breakdown: Farmer's markets have increased in popularity in the past two decades in Canada and the United States. This increase of farmers' market shopping is attributed to farmers' markets' economic benefits as well as their ability to strengthen local communities and reduce environmental impacts of food purchases. This 2010 study took a case-study approach to investigate the factors that encourage guests to visit farmers' markets and the perceived benefits of visiting farmers' markets. 

The researchers followed two phases in their investigation. Phase 1 included in-depth interviews with farmers' market visitors and non-farmers' market visitors, and Phase 2 included observations at four Indiana farmers' markets. The interviews were intended to understand why guests shop at farmers' markets and the benefits they received from attending, and the observations were to provide the context for the interviews.  

The interviews for participants who do visit farmers' markets consisted of questions regarding the frequency guests shop at farmers' markets, the types of goods purchased, and what they like and dislike about their local market. The questions for non-farmers' market shoppers included questions about where they purchase food, whether they know about farmers' markets in their area, and what keeps them from buying food at farmers' markets. 

The four farmers' markets selected for observation were chosen due to a variety of economic and spacial factors where the markets reside, as well as the overall success of the markets themselves.

The Results: The strongest reasons for shopping at farmers' markets among interview participants included recreation, fresh food and supporting local economies. Constraints to visiting farmers' markets included prices and convenience.

Surprisingly, recreation arose more frequently than food in discussions about farmers' markets, as participants indicated time to visit with friends, listen to music and run into people in their community were the main benefits of attending farmers' markets. The farmers' market atmosphere, opportunities for children to play and access to a social gathering place were all discussed as important aspects of farmers' markets. One participant mentioned their farmers' market was "a great place to go with the family to spend some time outside", and another mentioned enjoying the opportunity to dance!

Farmer et. al discuss that because recreation plays a large role in farmers' market benefits, markets can play a large part in strengthening community and promoting community sustainability. The researchers argue that farmers' markets not only provide environmental benefits by promoting seasonal eating, but they are a venue for social interactions that can lead to discussions around environmental and social justice.

How You Can Make a Change: This study not only tells us why we shop at farmers' markets, but gives us hints as to how to make our market experience even better! By taking a bit more time at market to talk with our friends and family, visit with community groups and (importantly!) dance, we can not only benefit more from our visit, but strengthen our community as well!

Ways to Connect and Have Fun at SWEFM: Our community farmers' market is more than just a great place to load up on your favourite local foods and crafts. We are a vibrant gathering place that is just waiting to be enjoyed by you and your family! Here are our top five ways to connect with the community and have fun at SWEFM:

5. Food Truck Dinner with Friends and Family: There's nothing better than sitting down to eat outside and having a nice long chat with your favourite people!

4. Listening to Buskers: Our buskers are talented folks, and taking some time to stop and listen to some great music is one of the best ways to enjoy our market.
3. Zumba Dancing: Our friends from No Excuses offer free Zumba every week for kids and adults alike to have a blast and get moving!

2. Visiting the Community Tent: Every week, SWEFM hosts a community organization in our Community Tent. Stopping by each week to learn about what is happening in your community is a great way to support good work being done in our area.
1. Volunteering: Our volunteers are the best in the city and make SWEFM the vibrant community gathering place it is! If you'd like to help out, email swefm.manager@gmail.com.

Thank you for joining us for Studious Sunday! If you have any comments or stories about healthy snacking to share, please tweet us @SWEFM_YEG or post on our Facebook page at facebook.com/swefm.ca. You can find this week's study online here.

Citation: Farmer, J.R., Chancellor, C., Gooding, A., Shubowitz, D., Bryant, A. (2011) A Tale of Four Farmers' Markets: Recreation and Leisure as a Catalyst for Sustainability. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 29:3, pp. 11-23.
 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Fresh Sheet: July 22, 2015

Fresh Sheet, Fresh Eats!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

Mid-market season is the best time for the freshest of the fresh, with this year's crops of potatoes, apples, cherries, nectarines, carrots, beets, and more coming from the fields and orchards for you to enjoy. Our market is a great place to load up on the season's best and have quick chats with the farmers to learn just how fresh your markets eats are. Don't be surprised if your carrots are only a day out of the ground or your cherries were trucked in from B.C. this morning; our fruit and vegetable vendors work hard to make sure only the freshest food comes to market and lands on your plate!

Join us here on the "Market Fresh Sheet" every Tuesday to see what's fresh and happening at your favourite farmers' market! For market shopping tips, be sure to check out this page to ensure your market visit is everything it should be. And remember, please leave Fido at home- no dogs are allowed where food is being served!  

  

The Sprouts Program for kids continues this week! Children between 4-12 will receive a $2 token every week to spend with our fruit and vegetable vendors. This week, our Sprouts recipe is Fairy Dust Pancakes, sponsored by Currents Vetrinary Centre. 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

This week, the bouncy castle will be back for your kids' jumping pleasure and No Excuses will be leading a family Zumba class between 6:00 and 6:45 (weather permitting). Both are a great drop-in activity for those little ones who need to burn off some energy!  

The Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market aims to enhance and support our vibrant community. Check out how to engage with your neighbours this week!

The Heritage Point Community League will be in the community tent this week, providing information about the fun programs available in our community and selling community league memberships. Be sure to say hello and learn more about the programs available. 

Servus Credit Union, an ongoing sponsor of the Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ Market will be on site this week. They will have their ‘Monster Head Knockdown’ challenge back for another round!  Take a shot and try to knock down these terrifying and troublesome monsters.  If you defeat a monster, you will WIN a prize!  On top of all the fun, there will be an entry box prize for a family package you do not want to miss out on! This family pack includes (4) four Telus World of Science tickets and 100 food tickets for the upcoming Servus Heritage Festival happening August 1st to August 3rd!  Come by the Servus tent to try out your luck!

Dr. Bob Turner, our newly-elected MLA, will be at market this week as part of K-Days celebrations. He will be answering questions from constituents and handing out free gelato made by Cravings Gelato! Stop by his tent by the information tent for a friendly meet and greet, and to ask him what his favourite farmers' market vegetable is!

Nutrition Tours will be available this week, courtesy of our wonderful nutrition student volunteers from the University of Alberta. Volunteers will be on site between 5:30 & 7:00 to answer your nutritional questions, take you on tours of the market and walk you through some of the topics that are explored in our Grab-and-Go nutritional pamphlets. When you're done, you can take home the pamphlet to help you eat healthier every day and quiz your friends on the things you've learned!
 
AIG Produce will be bringing their Fresh Titan red cherries and Rainer Cherries from their orchards in Osoyoos B.C. to market, along with fresh berries from the Fraser Valley. 
Red Apple B.C. Fruit will be bringing the expected blueberries, blackberries, apricots, cherries, and Pink Lady Apples, as well as yellow plums and this year’s amazing Red Haven Peaches! Also new this week are nectarines!!
Steve and Dan's Fresh B.C. Fruit will be bringing new blueberries, tay berries, logan berries, fresh cherries and strawberries, along with winter apples and pears and their sparkling apple juice. 


 
Dargatz Family Farm has hanging baskets of strawberry plants, tomato plants, and herb baskets, along with last year's potatoes and their delicious preserves. 
Holden Colony will be bringing a variety of vegetables, eggs and preserves.
Riverbend Gardens will be back at market this week with new potatoes, peas, fresh carrots, beets and dill!
S4 Greenhouses will be bringing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce. Stop by to take a peek at this week's veggie mascots!

Jerky Jerky will be bringing a variety of dried jerky products. They always have samples to try, so be sure to say hello! 
Sunworks Farm, a certified organic and certified humane farm, will have their fresh chicken – wholes and all cuts along with their beef and pork cuts.  They will also have their wide variety of sausages (gluten, filler and chemical free) with a market special of purchase 9 get the 10th package free.  All meats are raised and processed on Sunworks' farm.


Celebrate, Gluten Free is the perfect option for those with gluten sensitivities. This week, they will have their delicious Cinnamon Bread, back by customer demand!
Confetti Sweets is our resident specialty cookie vendor at SWEFM and will be serving up their delicious varieties this week.
European Cakes will be at SWEFM this week, bringing her fun macarons, cannoli and croissants.
Prairie Mill Baking Co. makes all of his bread right in our neck of the woods!
Whether you're looking for a fantastic cinnamon bun or the best sourdough in Edmonton, Owen has a loaf of bread with your name on it!

Sweet Stuff will be selling s'more cupcakes for the next few weeks: chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing, marshmallows, a graham cracker piece and chocolate ganache drizzle! 
Sweet Molodih Madness will have a variety of  gourmet cupcakes. This week there will be a Biscotti Style Cupcake with matcha frosting, a Cookies and Creme Cupcake, and a Chocolate Chip Cupcake. Each made with its own "special ingredient". Sample some cupcakes and figure out which one has spinach, zucchini or cauliflower. There will also be Chocolate Cherry Chunk Scones, Raspberry Cream Cheese Scones and a variety of salty soft pretzels.
 
Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market, including Mango Lassi, Strawberry Lemonade, Pineapple Kiwi Lemonade, Chocolate Heaven and Avocado Coconut Lime. All of Cafe Bel-Air's popsicles are free of gluten and tree nuts, and they have vegan options available as well!
They will also introduce their newest product: mulled ciders. Made from their homemade apple cider and simmered for hours with a variety of spices, their mulled ciders will awake your senses with its pleasant aroma and its all-natural taste!
Chef India Catering will be at SWEFM again this week, bringing Indian foods including Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Chicken Seesh Kebabs, Lamb Seesh Kebabs, Tandoori Chicken Wings, Chicken & Cheese Kebabas, Corriander Dip, and fresh Mango Juice.  
Cravings Gelato will be bringing their handmade gelato in malted chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, mango and strawberry mint as well as their choc/peanut butter gelato pies.
Grace's Asian Food will be at SWEFM this week with handmade sushi rolls, korean food and other treats. 
Melodi's Kitchen is our favourite Turkish food vendor and will be bringing all of their popular dishes for you to try. 
Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food. Their samosas and butter chicken are absolutely delicious!
Pink Taffeta Catering will be back this week with their homemade specialties: Sweet curry Chicken, Sweet and sour meatballs, Gnocchi with Rose sauce, Italian sausage with roasted potatoes and Nutella poppers. 
Shady Lanes Estates will be joining us this week with their wonderful alpaca wool products and delicious fruit wines.

Sweet and Spicy will be at SWEFM again this week with their hand-blended spice mixes and barbeque rubs, mustard and ketchup.  
Tamiri Bites is back this week with their raw vegan treats. 
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.
Violet Chocolate Company is joining us at SWEFM with her award-winning chocolates. 
Aussie Tucker Bakery is back at market this week, with their fantastic Australian fare. 
Bully Food Truck will be serving up drool-worthy comfort food using fresh and local ingredients. The Bully Mac is a favourite among SWEFM Volunteers!
Dedo's Food Truck will be serving their shawarma and other comfort food this week. 
Fat Franks will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings!
Knosh Food Truck will be serving up their fantastic UK comfort food.
Original Canadian Kettle Corn, a farmers' market staple, will be here this week satisfying all of your cravings for this summer favourite!
The Pink Kernel will be at market for all of you who can't turn down childhood favourites like mini doughnuts, cotton candy and snow cones. 
Yellowbird Cafe Truck will be back at SWEFM this week with their friendly smiles and delicious Asian fusion cuisine. 
A Bark Above is coming this week, bringing her dog treats and canine wellness products stop by to find the perfect surprise for your favourite pooch! 
Ada's Soap Shop will be back with us this week with his luxurious handmade bath and body products. 
Carmen's Jewelry will be selling her wonderful hand-made jewelry for adults and kids.
Cheeky The Cloth Diaper Company will be at market with their locally made diapers. 
Dazzling Designs will be with us again this week, with her beautiful handmade clothes and jewelry.   
Wooden Affairs will be at market with her handmade wooden signs and home decor items. 
See you at market!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Studious Sunday: Snacking Stacks Up!



Welcome to our brand-new blog series, Studious Sundays! For the rest of market season, we will be breaking down an academic study every second week to learn more about diet, farming, the environment and other topics surrounding the food we eat. We know it's hard, if not impossible, to keep up with studies and news about food while leading a busy lifestyle, so we are making it a little bit easier to stay informed and make simple, meaningful changes in your life. It's the perfect series to enjoy while sipping on a coffee and snacking on your favourite farmers' market fruit or vegetables... which just happens to be the topic of this week's study!

The Study: Fruits and vegetables as a healthier snack throughout the day among families with older children: Findings from a survey of parent–child dyads. Smith et. al, 2015. 

The Breakdown: This study, which took place in the United States, addresses the fact that many children do not consume enough fruit and vegetables in their daily lives. There are many health implications resulting from a lack of fruit and vegetables, including nutrient deficiencies, body weight problems, and increased cancer risk. A small increase in consumption of fruit and vegetables has been shown to significantly improve not only health, but also behavioural issues in children.

In their study, Smith et. al investigate the relationship between snacking on fruit and vegetables, as opposed to eating fruit and vegetables primarily during mealtimes, with overall fruit and vegetable consumption. The authors studied this relationship among 1704 parent-children pairs where the children were between the ages of 9 and 18. 

The parents were asked through a survey how they served fruit and vegetables to their children: during meals (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) and/or as snacks (in the morning, during the day, or at night). The children were asked whether they consumed fruit and vegetables the day before, and the number of times they ate fruit or vegetables that day. Data was also collected regarding the Body Mass Index of the participating children. 

A statistical analysis followed where the researchers determined the relationship between the serving method of fruit and vegetables and the frequency those foods were consumed. They took into account factors that would skew the results, like socio-economic factors, gender, and age.  

The Results: Unsurprisingly, the families where the parents reported providing fruit and vegetables both in meals and as snacks had a higher overall consumption of fruit and vegetables among the children surveyed. Families who ate fruit and vegetables only during mealtimes consumed fewer fruits and vegetables overall than those who also served them as snacks.

Interestingly, while the majority of parents who reported providing these healthy snacks were providing their children with fruit, children were more likely to report eating fruits and vegetables when provided with vegetables as snacks in the morning, during the day, and at night. Serving fruit as a snack was unlikely to change the consumption of fruits and vegetables as a whole.

How you can make a change: This study demonstrates that simply switching your family's snacks to fruit or (even more importantly) vegetables can significantly increase your children's consumption of fruit and vegetables overall. It's an easy change that will improve your family's health and, with a little bit of prep, may just save you money in the long run! And remember, children follow their parents' lead, so be sure to put those healthy snacks on your plate as well!

Simple Fruit and Vegetable snacks at SWEFM: Our community farmers' market is a great place to load up on fresh, simple fruit and vegetable snacks for the week. From fresh carrots that are small enough to eat without cutting, to bags of cucumbers and cherry tomatoes and fruit cups that can be purchased with a Sprouts token, our market is a great place to load up on the season's best snacks. Here are our top five easy, healthy snacks from our wonderful vendors at SWEFM:

5. Fruit Cups and Fruit Mixed Packs from Steve & Dan's, Red Apple and AIG Produce

4. Fresh Peaches and Nectarines from Steve & Dan's, Red Apple and AIG Produce

3. Mini Cucumbers from S4 Greenhouses and Riverbend Gardens
2. Sweet Shelling Peas from Riverbend Gardens, Dargatz Family Farm and Holden Colony
1. Fresh Baby Carrots from Riverbend Gardens, Dargatz Family Farm and Holden Colony

Thank you for joining us for our first Studious Sunday! If you have any comments or stories about healthy snacking to share, please tweet us @SWEFM_YEG or post on our Facebook page at facebook.com/swefm.ca. You can find this week's study online here.

Citation: Smith, T.M., Pinard, C.A., Shanks, C.M., Wethington, H., Blanck, H.M., and Yaroch, A.L. 2015. Fruits and vegetables as a healthier snack throughout the day among families with older children: Findings from a survey of parent-child dyads. Eating Behaviors (17) pp. 136-139. DOI:  10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.01.006
 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Fresh Sheet: July 15, 2015

Fresh Food Adventures Start Here!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

For those who eat seasonal food from farmers' markets every summer, shopping for our groceries every week becomes a fresh food adventure where we learn a little bit more about our local food system and the flavours of our region year after year. What type of potatoes available in July are your favourites? What can you create with kohlrabi this season? Do you like the taste of fresh fennel sauteed with organic sausages? Answer all of these questions and more by starting your own fresh food adventure at SWEFM this week!

Join us here on the "Market Fresh Sheet" every Tuesday to see what's fresh and happening at your favourite farmers' market! For market shopping tips, be sure to check out this page to ensure your market visit is everything it should be. And remember, please leave Fido at home- no dogs are allowed where food is being served!  

  

The Sprouts Program for kids continues this week! Children between 4-12 will receive a $2 token every week to spend with our fruit and vegetable vendors. This week, our Sprouts recipe is Crunch Munch Swords Galore. 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

This week, the bouncy castle will be back for your kids' jumping pleasure and No Excuses will be leading a family Zumba class between 6:00 and 6:45 (weather permitting). Both are a great drop-in activity for those little ones who need to burn off some energy!  

The Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market aims to enhance and support our vibrant community. Check out how to engage with your neighbours this week!


The Boys & Girls Club- Big Brothers Big Sisters will be in the community tent this week, providing information about the fun programs available to youth in our community. Be sure to say hello and learn more about the programs available , as well as ways to support this organization and volunteer.

Nutrition Tours will be available this week, courtesy of our wonderful nutrition student volunteers from the University of Alberta. Volunteers will be on site between 5:30 & 7:30pm to answer your nutritional questions, take you on tours of the market and walk you through some of the topics that are explored in our Grab-and-Go nutritional pamphlets. When you're done, you can take home the pamphlet to help you eat healthier every day and quiz your friends on the things you've learned!
 
AIG Produce will be bringing their Fresh Titan red cherries and Rainer Cherries from their orchards in Osoyoos B.C. to market, along with fresh berries from the Fraser Valley. 
Red Apple B.C. Fruit will be bringing the usual assortment of Cherries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Apricots and Strawberries, as well as this year’s crop of fresh B.C. peaches and apples. Also new this week are plums!
Steve and Dan's Fresh B.C. Fruit will be bringing new blueberries, tay berries, logan berries, fresh cherries and strawberries, along with winter apples and pears and their sparkling apple juice. 


 
Dargatz Family Farm has hanging baskets of strawberry plants, tomato plants, and herb baskets, along with last year's potatoes and their delicious preserves. 
Hibco Greens is back this week with their micro greens from a variety of plants. They have samples of some of their most delicious varieties, so be sure to stop by to try one!
Holden Colony will be bringing a variety of vegetables, eggs and preserves.
Riverbend Gardens will be back at market this week with new potatoes, peas, fresh carrots, beets and dill!
S4 Greenhouses will be bringing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce. Stop by to take a peek at this week's veggie mascots!

Jerky Jerky will be bringing a variety of dried jerky products. They always have samples to try, so be sure to say hello! 
Sunworks Farm, a certified organic and certified humane farm, will have their fresh chicken – wholes and all cuts along with their beef and pork cuts.  They will also have their wide variety of sausages (gluten, filler and chemical free) with a market special of purchase 9 get the 10th package free.  All meats are raised and processed on Sunworks' farm.


Celebrate, Gluten Free is the perfect option for those with gluten sensitivities. This week, they will have their delicious Cinnamon Bread, back by customer demand!
Confetti Sweets is our resident specialty cookie vendor at SWEFM and will be serving up their delicious varieties this week.
European Cakes will be at SWEFM this week, bringing her fun macarons, cannoli and croissants.
Prairie Mill Baking Co. makes all of his bread right in our neck of the woods!
Whether you're looking for a fantastic cinnamon bun or the best sourdough in Edmonton, Owen has a loaf of bread with your name on it!

Sweet Stuff is offering maple cupcakes again this week. They'll be available all June and July.  
Sweet Molodih Madness is back at market with her great veggie sweet treats! She will be bringing Chocolate Spinach Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream, Cauliflower cupcakes, Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Zucchini Cupcakes, power berry and mixed nut scones and smore scones.
Treats Baked by Stephanie is back this week with a new muffin flavour Raspberry Streusel Muffin.  She will also have her famous honey beer bread and brownie cheesecake bites!


 
Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market, including Mango Lassi, Strawberry Lemonade, Pineapple Kiwi Lemonade, Chocolate Heaven and Avocado Coconut Lime. All of Cafe Bel-Air's popsicles are free of gluten and tree nuts, and they have vegan options available as well!
They will also introduce their newest product: mulled ciders. Made from their homemade apple cider and simmered for hours with a variety of spices, their mulled ciders will awake your senses with its pleasant aroma and its all-natural taste!
Chef India Catering will be at SWEFM again this week, bringing Indian foods including Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Chicken Seesh Kebabs, Lamb Seesh Kebabs, Tandoori Chicken Wings, Chicken & Cheese Kebabas, Corriander Dip, and fresh Mango Juice.  
Cravings Gelato will be bringing their handmade gelato in malted chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, mango and strawberry mint as well as their choc/peanut butter gelato pies.
Grace's Asian Food will be starting at SWEFM this week with handmade sushi rolls, korean food and other treats. 
Melodi's Kitchen is our favourite Turkish food vendor and will be bringing all of their popular dishes for you to try. 
Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food. Their samosas and butter chicken are absolutely delicious!
Pink Taffeta Catering will be back this week with their homemade specialties: Sweet and Spicy Chicken, Sweet Curry Chicken Rice Bowl, Melanzane all Parmigani, Lobster stuffed Corzetti, Sugo Meatballs and Nutella Fritters. They will also be accepting all debit and credit cards!
Sweet and Spicy will be starting at SWEFM this week with their hand-blended spice mixes and barbeque rubs, mustard and ketchup. 
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.
Violet Chocolate Company is joining us at SWEFM with her award-winning chocolates. 
Bully Food Truck will be serving up drool-worthy comfort food using fresh and local ingredients. The Bully Mac is a favourite among SWEFM Volunteers!
Fat Franks will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings!
Knosh Food Truck will be serving up their fantastic UK comfort food. 
La Poutine is back at SWEFM this week with their handcut fries and authentic poutine.
Lemon Grass Grill will be at market this week, serving up their delicious vermicelli and Vietnamese food.
Original Canadian Kettle Corn, a farmers' market staple, will be here this week satisfying all of your cravings for this summer favourite!
The Pink Kernel will be at market for all of you who can't turn down childhood favourites like mini doughnuts, cotton candy and snow cones. 
Yellowbird Cafe Truck will be back at SWEFM this week with their friendly smiles and delicious Asian fusion cuisine. 
A Bark Above is coming this week, bringing her dog treats and canine wellness products stop by to find the perfect surprise for your favourite pooch! 
Ada's Soap Shop will be back with us this week with his luxurious handmade bath and body products. 
Carmen's Jewelry will be selling her wonderful hand-made jewelry for adults and kids.
Cheeky The Cloth Diaper Company will be at market with their locally made diapers. 
Dazzling Designs will be with us again this week, with her beautiful handmade clothes and jewelry. 
Envi Designs is joining us this week with their wonderful handmade tote bags and accessories. 
Morrie's Handicrafts will be bringing his hand-crafted home decor and garden products made from natural stones.  
Prairie Cedar Creations will be selling beautiful handmade cutting boards, planters and more. Talk to Daryl about a custom piece for your garden or deck!
Raven's Hollow will be at market with her handmade jewelry. Be sure to stop by to say hello! 
The Playful Apron will be with us this week, with a great sale! Save 20% on all of her gorgeous handmade aprons for both kids and adults this week. 
Wooden Affairs will be at market with her handmade wooden signs and home decor items. 
See you at market!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Fresh Sheet: July 8, 2015

Celebrate the Season!
Join us WEDNESDAY in the Terwillegar Recreation Center Parking Lot from 4:00-7:30

With some of the country's best produce arriving at our community market every Wednesday, we encourage you to make every meal made with local foods a celebration! Start dinnertime conversations about the taste of the new potatoes, the sweetness of the raspberries and the flavour combinations of your take-home meals. When everyone at the dinner table is vocal about their appreciation for the meal, it not only makes the cook feel great, but it gives our fantastic local foods the attention and celebration they deserve!

Join us here on the "Market Fresh Sheet" every Tuesday to see what's fresh and happening at your favourite farmers' market! For market shopping tips, be sure to check out this page to ensure your market visit is everything it should be. And remember, please leave Fido at home- no dogs are allowed where food is being served!  


Nutrition Tours will be available this week, courtesy of our wonderful nutrition student volunteers from the University of Alberta. Janna, Helen and Chelsey will be on-site between 6 & 7:30pm to answer your nutritional questions, take you on tours of the market and walk you through some of the topics that are explored in our Grab-and-Go nutritional pamphlets. When you're done, you can take home the pamphlet to help you eat healthier every day and quiz your friends on the things you've learned!

This week's Nutrition Tour Theme is Eating For Longevity. Studies have shown that people living in Blue Zones are living long, happy lives. Take this tour to learn about these fascinating studies and the ways in which you can adapt the habits of Blue Zone cultures from around the world to your life here in Edmonton.

  

The Sprouts Program for kids continues this week! Children between 4-12 will receive a $2 token every week to spend with our fruit and vegetable vendors. This week, our Sprouts recipe is Pegasus Pasta Salad. 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

This week, the bouncy castle will be back for your kids' jumping pleasure and No Excuses will be leading a family Zumba class between 6:00 and 6:45 (weather permitting). Both are a great drop-in activity for those little ones who need to burn off some energy!  

The Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market aims to enhance and support our vibrant community. Check out how to engage with your neighbours this week!

The Edmonton Public Library, Riverbend Branch will be in the community tent this week, providing information about the fun programs and drop-in events they host at their location. EPL has been known to hand out some pretty great swag and have contests for kids as well, so be sure to say hello! 
AIG Produce will be bringing their Fresh Titan red cherries and Rainer Cherries from their orchards in Osoyoos B.C. to market, along with fresh berries from the Fraser Valley. 
Red Apple B.C. Fruit will be bringing fresh cherries and other fruits to market this week.
Steve and Dan's Fresh B.C. Fruit will be bringing new blueberries, tay berries, logan berries, fresh cherries and strawberries, along with winter apples and pears and their sparkling apple juice. 


 
Dargatz Family Farm has hanging baskets of strawberry plants, tomato plants, and herb baskets, along with last year's potatoes and their delicious preserves. 
Hibco Greens is back this week with their micro greens from a variety of plants. They have samples of some of their most delicious varieties, so be sure to stop by to try one!
Holden Colony will be bringing a variety of vegetables, eggs and preserves.
Riverbend Gardens will be back at market this week with new potatoes, peas, fresh carrots, beets and dill!
S4 Greenhouses will be bringing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce. Stop by to take a peek at this week's veggie mascots!

Jerky Jerky will be bringing a variety of dried jerky products. They always have samples to try, so be sure to say hello! 
Sunworks Farm, a certified organic and certified humane farm, will have their fresh chicken – wholes and all cuts along with their beef and pork cuts.  They will also have their wide variety of sausages (gluten, filler and chemical free) with a market special of purchase 9 get the 10th package free.  All meats are raised and processed on Sunworks' farm.


Cakes by Oma will be bringing her delicious cakes made with wholesome ingredients like real butter, lemon rind and fresh fruit. Try her walnut rhubarb cake this week, made from rhubarb Thea grows in her own garden!
Celebrate, Gluten Free is the perfect option for those with gluten sensitivities.
Confetti Sweets is our resident specialty cookie vendor at SWEFM. Ask them about their time in Hollywood next time you stop for a cookie! 
European Cakes will be starting at SWEFM this week, bringing her fun macarons, cannoli and croissants.
Oodles of Chocolates will be bringing their cake pops and single bite delights this week. It's the perfect option for little ones or little appetites! 
Prairie Mill Baking Co. makes all of his bread right in our neck of the woods!
Whether you're looking for a fantastic cinnamon bun or the best sourdough in Edmonton, Owen has a loaf of bread with your name on it!

Sweet Stuff is offering maple cupcakes again this week. They'll be available all June and July.  
Sweet Molodih Madness is back at market with her great veggie sweet treats! She will be bringing Chocolate Spinach Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream, Cauliflower cupcakes, Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Zucchini Cupcakes, power berry and mixed nut scones and smore scones.


 
Cafe Bel-Air will be bringing fresh, handmade popsicles to market, including Mango Lassi, Strawberry Double Chocolate Dip, Strawberry Lemonade, Arnold Palmer (sweet tea lemonade) and Avocado Coconut Lime. All of Cafe Bel-Air's popsicles are free of gluten and tree nuts, and they have vegan options available as well!
Chef India Catering will be at SWEFM again this week, bringing Indian foods including Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Chicken Seesh Kebabs, Lamb Seesh Kebabs, Tandoori Chicken Wings, Chicken & Cheese Kebabas, Corriander Dip, and fresh Mango Juice.  
Cravings Gelato will be bringing their handmade gelato in malted chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, mango and strawberry mint as well as their choc/peanut butter gelato pies.
Grace's Asian Food will be starting at SWEFM this week with handmade sushi rolls, korean food and other treats. 
Grouchy Momma's is a new vendor at SWEFM this week, bringing fresh, handmade salsas to market. 
Herbal Approach specializes in hand-blended specialty teas. This week’s sample tea will be Lavender Vanilla Rooibos, the latest addition to their tea collection as a hot tea.Herbal Approach will serve their Organic Berry Berry tea as an iced tea for you to enjoy while you stroll the market.
Melodi's Kitchen is our favourite Turkish food vendor and will be bringing all of their popular dishes for you to try. 
Mini Kitchen specializes in delicious Indian and Thai food. Their samosas and butter chicken are absolutely delicious!
Pink Taffeta Catering will be back this week with their homemade specialties: Balsamic Chicken, Sweet and Spicy Chicken, Sweet Curry Chicken Rice Bowl, Melanzane all Parmigana, Lobster stuffed Corzetti, Sugo Meatballs (they're similar to Swedish meatballs), Garlic Focacci, and starting this week, they will also be serving two traditional drinks: Orzata with mint and Cordial. They will also be accepting all debit and credit cards!
Sweet and Spicy will be starting at SWEFM this week with their hand-blended spice mixes and barbeque rubs, mustard and ketchup. 
Theo's Greek Kouzina bringing their well-loved greek dips and treats to market this week.
Aussie Tucker Bakery will be at market with their fantastic Australian cuisine!
Bully Food Truck will be serving up drool-worthy comfort food using fresh and local ingredients. The Bully Mac is a favourite among SWEFM Volunteers!
Dedo's Food Truck will be joining us again this week with their homestyle food and kebabs. 
Casa 12 Doce will be serving up their authentic Mexican food all market!
Fat Franks will be ready to serve you their delicious hot dogs and smokies with all the fixings!
Knosh Food Truck will be serving steak and mushroom pie, steak and kidney pie, hand held beef and potato pasties, and sausage rolls all served with choice of salad or mash potato and gravy. Stuart's veggie option is a zucchini crepe filled with roasted sweet potato and lentils and served with fattoush salad.
Original Canadian Kettle Corn, a farmers' market staple, will be here this week satisfying all of your cravings for this summer favourite!
The Pink Kernel will be at market for all of you who can't turn down childhood favourites like mini doughnuts, cotton candy and snow cones.
A Bark Above is coming this week, bringing her dog treats and canine wellness products stop by to find the perfect surprise for your favourite pooch! 
Carmen's Jewelry will be selling her wonderful hand-made jewelry for adults and kids.
Cheeky The Cloth Diaper Company will be at market with their locally made diapers.
Morrie's Handicrafts will be bringing his hand-crafted home decor and garden products made from natural stones. 
Prairie Cedar Creations will be selling beautiful handmade cutting boards, planters and more. Talk to Daryl about a custom piece for your garden or deck!
Raven's Hollow will be at market with her handmade jewelry. Be sure to stop by to say hello!
See you at market!