So today was the opening of The Cornwall Waterfront Farmers’ Market – Winter and Spring edition and I checked it our with my mother who is seen in the header photo.
How is it possible for the Market to open at this time of the year, I hear you say, because it is way too cold outside in Lamoureaux Park. Well, at 3pm the Market opened in the Marketplace on the first floor of Cornwall Square, away from the wintry weather outside
It may have been a small scale market today but I am sure that it will be growing in size every week and The Seeker is once again happy to be the media sponsor for the Cornwall Waterfront Farmers’ Market so you will be able to read all about upcoming events in the monthly issues of the Seeker.
The Market will be taking place every Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm until May 26th.
The new owner of Cornwall Square, Weaving Baskets Group, has big plans to bring community events to the shopping Mall and I am excited to talk to them to get the scoop which I will be happy to share with you all…
I was excited to visit with the vendors today as the opening of the Market indicates that Spring is not too far away (actually March 20th is the first day of Spring) and gardening season will soon be here as well.
Vendors present today were:
Ferme Butte & Bine Farm is a French & Canadian family offering organically-grown produce, sourdough bread & baked goods and a BnB Farmstay. They are located at 5857 Glen Brook Road South Glengarry, ON, Canada K0C 2J0. Check out their website at: www.buttebinefarm.com and also visit them on Facebook. You can come each week to pick up a loaf of their sourdough bread, their famous waffles and so much more. You can also order in advance and pick up at Cornwall Square on Thursdays.
Rob Dawgs Sauces is a local small batch company specializing in hot sauces, pepper jams, mustards, and BBQ sauces. They only use selected natural, farm-fresh, local, and organic fruits and vegetables. Check out their website at: www.robdawgssauces.com and visit them on Facebook.
Cornerstone Organics with Aquaponics greens, salads, teas, and more, is located at 16574 County Rd 36. Long Sault, ON, Canada K0C 1P0. They are a first generation farm practicing organic methods and specialize in community supported agriculture. Check out their website at: www.cornerstoneorganics.com and visit them on Facebook.
Les Vergers Villeneuve and Blueberry Farm is a family-oriented blueberry farm, apple orchard and a fruit wine producer. They offer fruit picking in the summer, private group tastings of their 12 fruit wines, personalized wine and cheese events using locally-sourced products paired by industry chefs and opportunities to tour their facilities and take part in the wine-making process. They are located at 1341 Rollin Road, Saint-Pascal-Baylon, ON K0A 3N0 (about an hour from Cornwall). Check out their website at: vergersvilleneuve.com and visit them on Facebook.
AND be sure to check out the Monday Morning Motivation with the Seeker Chicks Show this coming Monday, March 7th at 10am on the Seeker Facebook Page as we will be Taste Testing a very special wine made by Les Vergers Villeneuve and Blueberry Farm. I am told it has some super health benefits!!!
Kozroots Garlic and Herb Farm is a family owned farm where they grow garlic, herbs, perennials plants and flowers, along with other seasonal produce, and also carry arts and crafts artifacts. “Our goal in developing our farm, and crops goes hand in hand with our commitment to being green. Through the process we have researched best practices in farming and applied them”. Check out their website at: www.kozroots.ca and visit them on facebook.
On the Community table in front of Brenda Norman – right (Kozroots Garlic and Herb Farm and organizer of the Market) and Wanda Bender – left you can see products from Emballage Bee Sustainable Food Wrap and Beeswax cotton food wraps, a natural and eco friendly way to cover and wrap food. Check out the products at: www.emballagebeesustainable.ca
Phoenix Bath & Beauty 613 is a maker of quality bath bombs, soaps and candles. “We take pride in the fact that our products are not only amazing for you but also super fun, colorful and make your senses go wild”! Check out their website at: www.phoenixbathandbeauty.com and also visit them on Facebook.
King’s Lock Craft Distillery creates local organic spirits. They are located in the historical town of Johnstown, ON at 5 Newport Drive and their location inspires tales of the legendary St. Lawrence River. Their spirits are handcrafted with care using local and organic ingredients and their distillers use a process and technique which enhances their spirits with the unique balance and essence of their fine flavours. Visit their website at: www.kingslockcraftdistillery.com and also visit them on Facebook.
Serendib Hut South Asian take out food, is a new addition to the market and I will hope to have more information about them on my next visit.
Brenda Norman, the organizer of the Cornwall Waterfront Farmers Market would like to give a special thanks to their co-orgainzer Réseau Agroalimentaire Est ontarien – Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network and the Cornwall Square for helping to make the winter and spring farmers’ market possible!
For more info about The Cornwall Waterfront Farmers Market visit them at: www.cwfm.ca or check them out on Facebook and of course stop by The Market every Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm and the Market Place location (near the elevator) on the first floor of Cornwall Square at 100 Water Street East in Cornwall, Ontario.
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