Carp Farmers' Market
Carp Farmers’ Market opens its 2013 season at 8.00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, May 11th – just in time for Mother’s Day.
Following the tradition of past years, the first hundred moms will be welcomed with a gift of hand-crafted goat’s milk soap in honour of their special day.
Despite a winter that seemed in no hurry to leave, shoppers can expect to find the usual range of high quality local produce with some seasonal flourishes.
Cheeses, baked goods and preserves, dressings and dips, assorted local meats (beef, lamb, pork, elk, chicken and bison); fresh micro greens, garlic, the spring’s first asparagus (Mother Nature permitting) plus a wide range of fall root vegetables through to the products of local craftsmen showing off their pottery, woodworking, artistic, photographic, quilting and sewing skills.
And maple syrup! What would spring be without it? Conditions for this year’s harvest were pretty well perfect resulting in an exceptionally high quality syrup just right for topping off that special Mother’s Day desert!
With every year that passes the market grows - this year being no exception. Vendors offering cold press Sunflower oil, hemp cookies, fudge and a new jewellery and pottery booth have joined the market’s ‘regulars’ .
President Bob Dawson emphasises that while new-comers are always welcome, “we have to be certain that their products meet our standards.
“Every producer has to be juried in by the market’s board to ensure that only the best of local is showcased at the market. You could say that if the market had a signature it would be ‘quality’.”
Regular season hours are from 8.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. With an extensive food court catering to every taste, lots of free parking, Carp Farmers’ Market is open for business and ready to welcome old friends and new, ‘rain or shine’.
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