Something New at the Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers Market!
By Megan Ashworth-Hartlen
With summer finally here, many of us with backyard vegetable gardens are starting to harvest the fruits of our labour. If you're lucky you might even find yourself with a bumper crop of one thing or another - more lettuce than you could possibly eat or herbs growing out of control! If that is a situation you find yourself in, and you feel like making a few dollars by selling your produce, the MH Farmers Market will soon be introducing a new concept that may be of interest to you.
Tentatively named the 'Backyard Abundance Table', this will be a table where anyone who would like to sell produce from their garden on a given week can do so, sharing the table fee and time spent manning the table. Maybe you have a fruit tree on your property - don't let that goodness go to waste! Bring what you can't handle to the market to sell and spread the joy of a fresh local piece of fruit. If you enjoy picking berries this could be a money maker for sure. We have so many blueberries, blackberries and raspberries growing wild in this area, and there is certainly no comparison between them and the store bought ones. The same goes for wild harvested herbs and flowers, if this is your thing, this could be an opportunity to share this wild bounty with others.
If this sounds like something that interests you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you aren't someone who regularly attends the market, let me encourage you to do so! Every Sunday from 9-1 at the Eastern Shore Community Centre you can find such a great bunch of farmers and artisans. We are so lucky to have fresh organic veggies and happy meat brought right into our community - take advantage! Guaranteed feel good food.
A new year has begun and for many people this means asking themselves which aspects of their lives they would like to change or improve upon. It is a chance to renew and the Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers’ Market will be joining many of you on this journey. Starting on January 12, 2014, our Winter Market will begin operating weekly in our regular location, the Eastern Shore Community Centre (the “Bingo Hall”), 67 Park Road, Musquodoboit Harbour. The hours will be 9-12 every Sunday morning!
The Market is the perfect gathering spot on a wintery day. Fresh, organic coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, delicious baked goods and savoury breakfast items enjoyed in the company of friends … it all helps to alleviate the isolation that we can sometimes feel during the cold winter months. Plus, local shopping doesn’t have to be limited to a small portion of the year. You will be able to find free-range eggs, hormone and antibiotic free meats, bath and beauty products, breads, honey, crafts, art, jewelry and more. Our weekly e-newsletter, Facebook page, and website will detail special events, upcoming vendors, and programming to make your Market experience fun and enjoyable all year long!
To learn more about the MHFM, check our website www.mhfarmersmarket.ca. You can also join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mhfarmersmarket. From both sites you can subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter. If you have a question or are interested in becoming a vendor, please call us at 902-220-9114 or email at email@example.com.