Market Minute. Thanksgiving One Stop Shop

shop local turkey Make this Thanksgiving a local one and do all your shopping at the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Make your life easy and come get a Stuffing Kit – all the ingredients you need and recipe included! There will only be a limited amount available for sale so be sure to come early as you can so you don’t miss out. How good is that recipe? Lisa Richards from Magic 106 Radio is going to be making it for her family and even gave a shout out to the market this morning!

Since we are talking about celebrities, the market’s own Rootham Gourmet Preserves will be on Food Factory on October 10 (airing on Food Network Canada) that follows the field-to-jar journey of their new Barrie’s Farm Asparagus Smokey Antipasto. (See the whole article on the home page of Puslinch Today) This is a don’t miss episode! Come to the market on Saturday and shop for Rootham’s excellent preserves and sauces made with local ingredients and you can say you knew them when!

Of course you can also buy all the yummy things for your Thanksgiving dinner from the market. Warner’s Orchards, Nith Valley Organics, Parker Family Farm, Tigchelaar Orchard and Vandenbroek Family Farm can help you out with all the fresh ingredients from their local farms.

Lovin’ Oven is having a sale on pies and their packaged sweet treats! $8 for pies and 3 for $10 on the sweet treats like tarts, brownies etc. And who doesn’t think cupcakes make a fabulous dessert?! Easy peasy single servings from Sweet Temptations and everyone can pick their favorite like Pumpkin Yumkin, Red Velvet or Peanut Butter and Chocolate to name a few.

Not cooking? Why not bring your host or hostess something awesome. Local honey, preserves from Rootham’s, hand-made soap from Serenity Soap, pottery from Jware, maple syrup from Shady Grove Maple. Or a very unique craft item from Canadian Crystal, Specialty Wood pens, Jana Skladan or Kristal Kreations.

Bands Fur Animals will be back this week raising funds for animal shelters while entertaining us with awesome music.

Are you a canner? Just a reminder that after this week we only have 2 more weeks left of this season! Get your local food now, before it’s too late.

Keep Calm and Gobble On down to the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market! Open every Saturday until the end of October from 8am to 1pm at the Optimist Recreation Centre on Brock Road in Aberfoyle. See you at the market!

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Daina Makinson

Daina Makinson is a local Puslinch resident, business owner, volunteer and co-founder of PuslinchToday.

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