There is a curious thing I've noticed at the market, a little green frog has been busy visiting the vendors, spending time with their products, posing for photographs and just taking it all in. It's Freddy! Can you spot him? He's our new mascot and this little guy came to us from artisan Sharon Creasey at Down To Earth Ceramics. Everyone should have a little character in their garden, watching over our flowers and vegetables. Whatever your interests are whether it's gnomes, toadstools or animals they add interest to our gardens and seeing them peek through a fern or greeting us at our front door step, they capture our imaginations and complete our gardens. read more...
Rob Campbellat Better Together Farms first joined the Market in 2013 and brings fresh local organic produce to the Market starting in August and ending with Thanksgiving. Veggies you can get excited about!
Delton and Erma Martin have been producing maple syrup on their family farm since 1998 and joined the Market in 2013. They have maple syrup available for sale at the Market each week in light, medium, amber and dark plus maple sugar candies. A couple of seasonal additions are strawberries and cut flowers.
Here you will also find the most amazing made by hand fully functional sandbox diggers!
Tess, known as the Lavender Lady of Lavender Hill Hippie, has been growing and harvesting lavender on her Southgate acreage since 2012 and joined the Market in 2015. Lavender is hand cut, bundled, and hung to dry for several weeks before it is stripped (also by hand) and screened for impurities. No pesticides are used on the land.
Tess is also an artisan who “paints with yarn”. The result is her "Lavender Hill Hippie Signature Bags", each a one-of-a-kind cross body bag inspired by great works of art. Her technique also inspires her stash-buster one-of-a-kind "Hippie Potz".
Kim Saunders of Life's Essential Friend has been learning about honeybees, for over 15 years, through beekeeping as a hobby and working for 4 years with a commercial beekeeper. She has grown to love and respect the essential importance of honeybees and life's symbiosis. All her hives are placed on organic farms, and extracted and bottled individually by yard. Kim joined the Market in 2015.
native Linden honey, native Wildflower honey
natural lip balm made from my honey and beeswax
Wild Ginger Syrup
Bees wax candles, beaded bee earrings
Uncle Richard's maple BBQ sauce, maple butter and maple jelly
Ron Gillespie ofProduct of Ontario Market has been a regular seasonal vendor since 2009 and brings a wide-selection of Tomato and Vegetable plants and some flowers to the Market as well as a full-selection of local in-season vegetables and fruit;
Summer Sausage, Smoked Pork Chops, Bacon, Pepperettes and selection of sausages.
R & D Acres
Rebecca Vito of R & D Acres joined the Market in 2017 and is excited to bring a variety of fresh produce to the local market. A small farm just outside of Priceville, R & D Acres grows seasonal vegetables such as salad mixes, kale, lettuce, swiss chard, tomatoes, peppers, and onions. We think food should be a joy to look at, as well as to eat, so we aim to grow a variety of shapes and colours. In addition to vegetables, we offer potted herbs and plants.
Fresh produce - seasonal vegetables and salad mixes
Christine Sedoreof Rocky Hill Hideaway Peppers & Herbs uses natural and sustainable methods to grow hot peppers and herbs which she sells both fresh and in home made salsas, pepper jellies and specialty herb and spice blends. Rocky Hill Hideaway Peppers & Herbs has been a regular Seasonal Market Vendor since 2010.
specialty herb and spice blends
salsas, hot jellies, and hot pickles
cacti, tropical, annual & perennial plants locally and naturally grown
Karen Cheeseman at Sneaker Creek Farm, grows hardshell gourds on her farm. She creates birdhouses, feeders and beautiful decorative items from the gourds. She also makes gingerbread and sugar cookie people and unusual flavoured cookies (double chocolate chili anyone?) for every occasion. Sneaker Creek Farm has been Market Member/Vendor since 2008.
hardshell gourd birdhouses, feeders and gourd art pieces
Gord and Marg Quarrie of Spirit Walk Farm believe in natural and sustainable farming. They grow and produce lamb, turkeys and ducks. They also sell wool and sheepskins, blankets - all products of their Farm. Marg is an accomplished artists and sells her original art and art cards.
Audrey Dolph of The Garden Shed brings vegetables picked fresh daily from her market garden. At The Garden Shed you can find seasonal apples, pears, plums and cherries from their orchard. No herbicides or pesticides are used. She also sells delicious homemade red and black currant jam. Check out their blog for a list of what they grow and what’s ready to eat.
The Hard Family from Wareham, Ontario are always expanding their gardens, with many varieties of vegetables, fresh cut herbs, peppers and tomatoes. Several varieties of garlic, from mild to extra spicy are all grown naturally without using chemicals.
vegetables, herbs, peppers
8 varieties of garlic – fresh, dried, smoked, pickled and braided
homemade mustard, onion and garlic preserves
garden markers and mandalas for herbs and vegetables
Tanya Pisanihas been selling at the market since 2001. Her many products include various baked items, vegetables from her own garden, jams, jellies and her famous Pickled Beans. Her jams and pickled beans have won many awards at local agricultural fairs and the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.