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Kyoto Cafe – February 7, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy @ 5:26 pm

Well I finally did it – found a home for the Kyoto Roastery and cafe… it may take a while – but rennovations are underway – all depends on what all the red tape has to say as to which leg gets completed first –

Phase one is complete – all of the garbage has been thrown away… two forty yard bins worth – it seems the former tennants could have been featured on an episode of hoarders…

now comes the information gathering – have already hired a soil engineer to make sure we are sitting on clean soil – and an energy engineer to find out about grants and subsidy’s are available to green company’s… the water has been tested – crystal clear no ecoli, and no gas, hydrocarbons or heavy oils – clean fresh well water – should make for a great pot of joe…

now – time to sift through all the rule books and determine the next step…



Kawartha Dairy – has coffee now? November 22, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy @ 12:39 pm

yep – you heard me right – Kawartha Dairy in Peterborough – across from Lansdowne place has coffee now – Katey and I took a ton of time painting a rainforst display on a book shelf and it’s full of our most popular regions… we have always ben an advocate for local milk – and it’s nice that they are giving our coffee a shot …

in celebration of this – we will be doing flash samplings – starting tomorrow – from 12:30 – 2:30 – free cup of coffee – yes FREE – for Kawartha Dairy shoppers… we’ll be featuring our new Rainforest Alliance Kenya – and Fair Trade Sumatra… next sampling to be announced…


HALLOWEEN please and thank you! Farmers market October 29th 2011 October 25, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy @ 1:16 pm

I just love Halloween – no – not for it’s gruesome history – but for what it’s become … its a giant masquerade party (which almost NEVER happens in todays world) for kids to have random acts of fun and festivity.  We actually connect with our neighbours and say a friendly hello – which there is almost no time for anymore… sure, there are creeps that have tried to alter treats badly (although I haven’t heard of anything recently – or for a long time) one time someone put a propeganda flyer in my son’s trick or treat bag… but that’s it… have never found tampered candy – only very happy people answering doors and adoring coo’s at how cute the kiddies look…

Can we not just observe those houses that decorate for the event? knock on the doors of those who obviously participate? How many of us have next to no kids come by – and offer really really good stuff… (like me!!!)

So because of my love for Halloween and all of it’s nonsense, I will be offering FREE facepainting on Saturday at the coffee booth at the Peterborough Farmers Market – George and Lansdowne Street (all of the girls LOVE to paint faces) and of course treats to those in the spirit …. we’ll be open from 7 am until 1 …

I’m sure hoping some of the other farmers market booths will join in… many of them did last year… come on down and see… I triple dog DARE you…



KEENE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – October 22nd, 2011 October 17, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy @ 11:43 am

Looking for local fall fun in the Kawarthas? affordible and friendly? KID friendly??? oh we have your event!


October 22nd 2011 – in KEENE – a whole street full of fun and merriment – oh – and an ANTIQUE CAR SHOW TOO!!!


  • Bouncy Castle
  • Face Painting
  • Games
  • Make and take Pumpkin Crowns
  • Corny Science
  • Prizes
  • Pumpkin Tales
  • Dress the Scarecrow
  • Pumpkin Pie Playdough
  • HUGE pumpkins on display…
  • tons of local foodstuffs
YES – come in costume – YES there’s a costume parade
YES there’s fun for everyone…
and of COURSE you can decorate a pumpkin and take it home!!!

The weather is forcase to be chilly and a little windy A PERFECT fall day…


Thanks Peterborough Wednesday Farmers market October 5, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy @ 5:58 pm

what an amazing day it was today! near 20 celcius – and sunny – actually warm in the sun – warm enough to start ice coffees … our final day included a guest chef who prepared amazing goat meat chili – yes – I know … I was skeptical too – but it was really really good…

Every farm table was splashed with a rainbow of local colour – from eggplant and beet purples – red, white and blue potatoes ( I know!!! so pretty in a stew, or cut up into fries) to peppers of every colour – bright red radish – and their horse radish white cousins – brussel sprouts on the vine – to mushrooms growing from a stump – (yes – you heard me – GROW YOUR OWN!!!) fresh local apple cider – sits beside the best apple God ever created – the HONEY CRISP – you won’t find THAT apple in a grocery store – sooooo huge – and amazing crunch and juice…. mmmm… want your family to love apples again? only available for about 2 months every fall – so get em soon… before I eat them all…

Concord grapes, sweet carrots, onion, garlic, local cheeses, the prettiest glads I’ve ever seen… deep rich flavour that comes from picking ripe produce hours before it hits your table… baking fresh from the day before –

I’ll miss you Wednesday market – until next May… when we reconvene – in the meantime – many of the local farmers can still be found at the Saturday market – which goes year round. 

deep thanks to the tireless board of directors who do so much to promote our market – and make sure everyone knows about our producer only efforts – (this means no resellers) check out their twitter @ptbowedmarket 

What a great family we have – I have the best job ever…


Peterborough Farmers Market – Saturdays 7 – 1 pm September 4, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy @ 11:48 am

I get asked this question every time I’m at the market – so here it is in black and white …

YES – our market goes year round – from May 1st until October 31st we are outside – to accomodate all of the amazing farm produce grown right here in ontario – picked just hours before it’s for sale… we have everything from a variety of meats to every kind of fruit and veggie… spices, herbs, sweet and savoury – and it’s extended to the breads, sweets and pastries … cheese? got it… flowers? got it… amazing local musicians… check –

Sadly not everyone can cram into the building at the beginning of November – but we will be – as always… available year round at our booth between Floyyd the cheese man and Shish Kabob Hut and Taste of Russia. 

The building is heated – and much much warmer now that we have a new roof.  Many of our local foods are available until Christmas – meats of course are available year round – eggs – poultry –

Of course there are many artistic people at the market too – woodcrafts, candles, salves, jewellery,

yummy foods like popcorn, and candy floss –

literally something for everyone… free admission and free parking – bet you’ll be surprised if you’ve never been – or haven’t been in a while – and I’d bet you’ll run into old friends and neighbours too –

I just love the market… have you been lately?


Orono Fall Fair is on September 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tracy @ 11:27 am

We will be setting up for the 159th Orono Fair on September 8th 2011.  Of course we will bring hot coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and hot local apple cider… and cold frosty iced coffees – We hear this fair is awesome – friendly people – and a great time by everyone young and old… I picked up this article from their website and wanted to share!


Orono Fair is one of the oldest running fairs in Ontario and is one of the largest tourist events in Durham Region. Since its inception in 1851, people have been drawn to the various exhibits, entertainment and competitive events.
After being held for many years in Newcastle, the fair moved to its present location in 1895. The Orono Fair is the result of an amalgamation of the West Durham Agricultural and the Clark Agricultural Societies in 1932. As a result of this union, the Durham Central Agricultural Society was established. On January 19th 2011 the society name changed once again and is now known as Orono Agricultural Society.

We are an Agricultural Fall Fair that runs the first weekend after Labour Day in September. Our fair has been hosted by the agricultural society since 1852.
The fair annually features exquisite displays and competitions involving paintings, photographs, agriculture (fruits, vegetables and crops), livestock (sheep, cattle, poultry and rabbits), flowers, knitting, woodworking, sewing, crafts, school displays, culinary creations and many other artistic works. As well as one of the largest midways throughout the area.


Our 2011 Features

“Often cited as a musical poet of small-town America… Eaglesmith has carved out an enviable cult niche,” observes the  Minneapolis Star Tribune. He has built that following over the last three decades of his truly independent and alternative career by  playing marvelous live shows the better part of  every  year and releasing superb albums. But now with Tinderbox, Eaglesmith is  ascending to the next level, packing most every venue he visits and  being hailed  as a “genius” (Arizona Daily Star) for not just his  “devastatingly good” songwriting (Philadelphia Inquirer) but all that he does with it.

“His original tunes can sound like long-lost traditional songs with a modern edge,” notes the Atlanta Journal Constitution. As the  Nashville Scene  observes, “His voice is varnished with whiskey, the raw scratch as primordial as his earthy tales of desperate, often  farm-bound folk… winding tense t  tales  around bustling Bakersfield-tinged roots rock and bluegrass.”  While the Spartanburg  Herald-Journal praises, “A gifted singer-songwriter who  paints vivid  musical pictures filled with the kind of blue-collar heroes  found in the works of James McMurtry, Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker.”


Tebworth Brothers

We are Wyatt and Marshal Tebworth, otherwise known as The Tebworth Brothers. Wyatt is 8 years old and has been playing mandolin and fiddle for almost 3 years. Marshal is 6 years old and has been playing his fiddle since 2010. We will be appearing at Orono Fair Thursday September 8th 2011