THE MARKET @ THE VILLAGE IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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What am I thankful for?  I am thankful for another wonderful season at The Market @ The Village.  I am thankful for all of our devoted farmers and vendors, our wonderful customers, our generous sponsors, for the support of our local media, for our talented musicians, our local wineries, breweries, and cideries, and especially thankful for our community.  Every one of you is an intricate part of our Market community, and we would not be a thriving local gathering place on Wednesdays and Saturdays without you.  Our generous sponsors give unselfishly every season to make the SupperMarket and Farmers’ Market a possibility; John and Liz Hawley, The Wineries of Niagara on the Lake, DF Design Build, and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake; a heartfelt thank you goes out to each and every one of you.

The last Farmers’ Market of the season was held on Saturday October 7th. What started out to be a wet day, turned into a beautiful sunny, warm event, with many locals stopping by to pick up items for their Thanksgiving get togethers. The third annual Harvest Celebration Pie Competition was held, and celebrity judges Lord Mayor Pat Darte, pastry chef Kit Coppoline of Scratch Bakery, and young pie lover Liam Cadeau tasted their way through every entry, and scored each pie with their discerning taste buds.  Bragging rights and first place for her perfectly delicious Pecan Pie went to Sarah Macdougall, who’s Nana taught her everything she knows! Thank you to our judges for sacrificing their time to taste all of the incredible entries! The winner of our locally inspired gift basket, containing items generously donated by our vendors was regular market-goer Dan Reid.

We are already looking forward to next season’s Farmers Market and SupperMarket.  Watch for updates on our website www.marketatthevillage.ca, on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and in the Town Crier in Spring 2018.

Again, thank you to everyone for another successful season, and in a few short months, we will once again Meet You @ The Market!

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Harvest Celebration Coming October 7th

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Although the 2017 SupperMarket season is over, the Farmers’ Market @ The Village continues for 2 more weeks.  This Saturday September 30th, we invite you to join us for farm-fresh breakfast, pastries, and coffee and catch up with old and new friends.  Our Market is small, but mighty; we have everything that you look for at a market!  Our farmers have their tables overflowing with Niagara goodness! Nothing tastes better than farm to table.  You will find a wide variety of seasonal baked goods, gourmet compound butter, pickles, preserves, jellies, juices, hand tied floral bouquets, and so much more.  Grab a coffee, pull up a seat, and enjoy the music of Tim Atherton.

Mark October 7th on your calendar.  At our “Harvest Celebration” you can pick up all the fixin’s for your Thanksgiving dinner.  We have everything from soup to nuts (literally!)  Pies and crisps, squash, potatoes, greens, glazes, and gorgeous flowers for the table.  Pick up some early Christmas gifts at Vixen & Reynard or Wineroute Antiques. We are holding an old-fashioned pie competition; no need to pre-register.  Bring your entries to the Market tent by 11 am on the 8th, and judging will be at noon.  For more info, you can email notl.market@gmail.com  We invite all that attend on this last day of Market for 2017 to fill out a ballot for an amazing Thanksgiving basket, brimming with deliciousness from our vendors.

We will continue to accept donations at non-perishable foods Newark Neighbours at our Saturday Market right through till closing day on October 7th. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful community; please give back to help those less fortunate.

Meet you @ The Market!

Smooth Edge @ Farmers’ Market this Saturday!

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With warm, sunny weather forecast for this first weekend of Autumn, stop by on Saturday morning for a coffee and breakfast or pastry, and pick up your fresh produce for the week.  You will see by the farmers’ tables that September in Niagara is by far one of the best harvest months.  Available for purchase are grapes, apples, pears, greens, herbs, beets, garlic, eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, and much, much more.  Nothing tastes as good as farm to table food! Always available are a wide variety of jams and jellies, pickles, baked goods, artisanal butter, maple syrup, local honey, and other items to make week-day meal planning a cinch. We have live music by local musician Shaun Devlin from 9am-1pm. While you are shopping and socializing, drop you knives and other tools off to Brian at Smooth Edge Sharpening.  He’s a popular guy, so see him early to avoid being disappointed!   Farmers’ Market will run every Saturday until October 7th 8am to 1pm.

Last SupperMarket of 2017!!

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Snowbirds September 20

The last SupperMarket of 2017 will be held this Wednesday September 20th, from 4-9pm.  We will have an early start for the last event of the season, as the Snowbirds have graciously decided to schedule their airshow from 4-5pm for the entertainment of our crowd! SupperMarket is an ideal place to meet up with friends and watch the show. As always, our amazing food vendors will be outdoing themselves, serving up a fantastic array of locally inspired foods.  There really is something to please everyone’s palate at the Niagara on the Lake SupperMarket!  For the last week, we welcome Niagara College Teaching Winery and Inniskillin, Silversmith and The Exchange breweries, and Ironwood cider. The PubJugs are the closing act of 2017; always a fun evening when they play!  And the free (with a non-perishable food donation to Newark Neighbours) “Kid’s Zone” will be set up to entertain the younger crowd one last time.  The Niagara Inflatables bouncy house will be opening early, from 4-8pm, and the last nature activity, from Niagara Nature Tours is “Backyard Butterflies”, from 6-8pm.  The SupperMarket would like to thank Niagara Inflatables and Niagara Nature Tours for their participation this season; the kids (and parents) really enjoyed the family atmosphere these two Niagara businesses helped to create. Be sure to join us on the 20th. Don’t miss out on the last gathering of the season!

The Market @ The Village would not be a possibility without the generous support of our sponsors.   A huge thank you goes out to John and Liz Hawley, The Wineries of Niagara on the Lake, DF Design Build, and the Town of Niagara on the Lake. These fantastic community partners, in addition to our amazing staff, volunteers, vendors, and the support from our community make it all happen!

Farmers’ Market Saturday September 16th

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Start your weekend off right, and meet up with friends and neighbours at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.  Our fantastic farmers and vendors will be ready to serve you with fresh Niagara produce, pickles and preserves, gourmet jam, baked goods, naturally raised meat and eggs, smoked trout pate,  local maple syrup and honey, gourmet compound butter, and much, much more.  We will have live entertainment from 9 am to 1 pm by “Songbird” Nicole Coward, and as always, gourmet farm-to-table breakfast will be available.  Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm until October 7th.

Local Air Cadets @ SupperMarket This Week

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This Wednesday September 13th, we are fortunate to have 809 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets scheduled to be in attendance at the SupperMarket, bringing awareness to their program, and raising funds for their trip to the Vimy Memorial from October 5-15. They will be visiting the Vimy Memorial, and other locations of historical significance. The cadets will have a tent set up, providing information on both the program and how to donate for the Vimy trip.  The cadets will also perform their drill routine a couple of times throughout the evening. Show your support for our community, and this outstanding program for Niagara on the Lake’s youth.

The last SupperMarket of 2017 will be held on Wednesday September 20th ; only two more weeks to go, so squeeze every last bit out of Niagara on the Lake’s weekly social event!  It has been an incredible season, with fantastic food, drink, entertainment, and a sense of community.  This coming Wednesday September 13th, all of your favourite food vendors will be in attendance, offering up their best dishes, wines from Lakeview Wine Co, and Reif Winery, beer from Oast House and The Exchange, cider from Ironwood.,  and musical entertainment by local artist Tim Atherton.   And as always, the free “Kid’s Zone” will be open from6-8pm. The kids can learn how to draw an owl at this week’s nature activity. Join us!

 

The Market @ The Village is continuing to collect non-perishable food items for Newark Neighbours.  Donations can be dropped off on both Saturdays and Wednesdays, 111 Garrison Village Dr., across from The Garrison House and Refuge Antiques.

 

Meet you @ The Market!

Farmers’ Market Saturday September 9th

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With Labour Day a happy memory, and the kids back to school, we can look forward to Niagara’s  Autumn bounty at the Saturday Farmers’ Market.  There’s still plenty of tender fruit coming along, and veggies to fill your fridge for September meal planning.  This Saturday September 9th, we welcome award winning artist Cory Cruise to entertain the breakfast crowd.  Grab a coffee and a bite to eat, pull up a seat at one of the colourful picnic tables to enjoy the music. While you are shopping and socializing, drop you knives and other tools off to Brian at Smooth Edge Sharpening.  He’s a popular guy, so see him early to avoid being disappointed!   The last fermentation workshop of the 2017 season is happening this Saturday.  Nutritionist Meghann Riley will be offering two time slots on September 9th, where you will learn how to make healthy delicious Beet Kvaas.  Contact Meghann directly at mriley.rhn@gmail.com for more information or to register. Our farmers and vendors are looking forward to seeing you every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm right through until October 7th.

SupperMarket Wednesday September 6th

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There are only three more weeks left to go in the SupperMarket season.  This Wednesday, we will be entertainment by Buster & Babbles, wines from Pillitteri and Ravine, beer from Oast House and Silversmith, and cider from Ironwood.  Our incredibly creative food vendors will have something to please everyone’s palate.  Our free “Kid’s Zone”, sponsored by The Market @ The Village, Niagara Inflatables, and Niagara Nature Tours will be open from 6-8 pm; the nature craft on the this week is “Ontario Species At Risk”. When your children partake in the Kid’s Zone activities, be sure to bring a non-perishable food donation for Newark Neighbours.  Ample parking is available in the lot off of Niven Road, and handicapped/senior parking is available in our front parking lot.  With only 3 more Wednesday evening events left this season, join us this week celebrate our community!

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors, John and Liz Hawley, Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, DF Design Build, and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, we are able to bring two markets per week to our community. Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm until October 7th, and SupperMarket runs every Wednesday 4:30 pm to 9 pm until September 20th.

Meet you @ The Market!

Farmers’ Market Saturday September 2nd

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It is hard to believe that summer is drawing to an end.  With the kids heading back to school on Tuesday, the Saturday Farmers’ Market is the ideal place to pick up lunch items.  With lots of fresh fruit still ripening, leafy greens, jams and jellies, deli meats, amazing baked goods, and naturally raised meats, eggs, and fish, they will go back to school fueled with healthy, fresh lunches!  Enjoy the last weekend of summer by joining us on Saturday morning for a full breakfast, a pastry from Sweets & Swirls or Scratch Bakery, coffee, and the music of Shawn Devlin.  Also, stop by nutritionist Meghann Riley’s table this Saturday to chat about details on her upcoming Fermentation Workshop on Saturday September 9th. Taking in local goodness is such a great way to start off your weekend!

Ponies @SupperMarket on Wednesday August 30th

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The count-down is on for SupperMarket!  If you haven’t had a chance to join us this season, do it before it’s over!  We run until September 20th. This coming Wednesday August 30th, all of our incredibly creative food vendors will be cooking up mouth-watering food, with wines by Joseph’s and Small Talk, refreshing beer and cider by Silversmith & The Exchange, and Ironwood, and music by The PubJugs. For the younger crowd, Last Chance Horse & Pony Rescue will be offering rides to young children for a $5 donation to the rescue.  If you don’t know much about this amazing not-for-profit, check out their website at http://lchpr.org/   And, as always, the kids can enjoy the FREE Kids’ Zone (with a non-perishable food donation for Newark Neighbours PLEASE) from 6-8pm. Niagara Nature Tours activity on the 30th is “Ways to be a Good Neighbour in your Naturehood”  Kid’s Zone is sponsored by The Market @ The Village, Niagara Inflatables, and Niagara Nature Tours.

The Market @ The Village would like to thank our generous sponsors for helping us with another successful season.  Without donations from John and Liz Hawley, Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, DF Design Build, and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, our community Markets would not be a possibility.