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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…