The Eganville Farmers Markethttp://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:26:37 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/home/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/home/Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:26:37 -0700                                We are back for the 2017 season!                                                                                               Join us for fresh food and a good time.               

Upcoming Events

September 1 - Garlic & Herb Day returns
A do-not-miss for lovers of garlic and herbs. Available fresh and in many items made especially for that day. Buy your garlic supply for the winter and you'll find it by the bulb or in braids. Delicious garlic butter too!
September 8 - Apple Day
What says "autumn" more than fresh apples? This market features not only fresh apples, but also mouth-watering apple pies, apple jelly and many other grat apple products.

We have a full schedule of special theme days and activities for 2017.

Welcome!

Eganville Farmers' Market is proud to offer fresh, locally produced products and you'll have the choice of selecting organic or not - just ask our vendors. They are happy to explain how things are done on their property. That's the added benefit to a farmers' market - you can meet the actual vendor, ask questions and make sure of what you are eating. This is important if you are concerned about healthy food.

Market Location & Hours

Located at Legion Memorial Field in Eganville across from St. James Catholic Church (on the same grounds as the Eganville Curling Club, ball diamonds, soccer field and tennis court).

Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Friday from mid-June to Thanksgiving.

Products for Sale

Products regularly offered for sale include:

  • meat
  • fresh produce - more appears as the season goes on
  • herbs and garlic
  • jams & jellies; pickles & relishes; sometimes salsa
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • baking - bread, pies, tarts, dessert breads, doughnuts and a variety of other goodies like salmon pie
  • all natural skin care products with a wide range of soaps
  • arts & crafts
  • frozen prepared food using farm ingredients (e.g. pierogies, ravioli, quiche, tortiere, and more)
  • coffee
  • other products will appear as they are available throughout the season (e.g. berries, apples)

2017 Theme Days

 Our special theme days were popular last year so we are bringing back some of them and have added some new ones.

June 9 - Opening Day Extravaganza.

FREE re-usable shopping bags to the first 75 customers. We kicked off the season with Maple and Gardening Day, featuring all kinds of maple creations and fresh 2017 maple syrup.  Hot sausage, pancakes and syrup (beverages too) were available! The market celebrated Canada's Garden Days with a plant & seedling sale, as well as a book sale offering gardening-related books. Most of the usual products were available. Produce was limited to spring items, especially because warm weather was delayed this year. 

June 16 - Father's Day Market

Kids were invited to read their story at 5 pm explaining why their Dad should win the Top Dad Contest. Top  Dad received a basket of market products. Folksinger Nicole Coward provided music.  Weather discouraged a Vintage Car Show.

June 30 - Canada Day

We wore red to honour Canada! Cake with strawberries & whipped cream for everyone - plus Canada flags, pins and tattoos.

July 7 - Cottage & Camping Secrets

A  celebration of the outdoors and the recreational activities enjoyed in Renfrew County such as hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, 4-wheeling, whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting or any other passion. If you spend time at the cottage, cabin or camp, this event was organized with you in mind - fun to discover our convenient and innovative products to accompany your outdoor adventures. Eganville's Lending Hub displayed the items they loan for free (bikes, kayaks, standing paddle boards, helmets, life jackets, etc.)

July 28 - Children's Western Farm Day

Kids learned about farming. They tried milking Maple the Cow,  and there were live farm animals and toy farm machinery. The 4H Rabbit Club brought their rabbits and demonstrated their skill on the agility course - all ages enjoyed that! Kids wearing  western outfits received a prize.

August 4 - Honey Festival & Niagara Peaches

Pre-order Niagara peaches at the market on August 4 and they will be delivered to the market on August 11.
Of course there's honey, but come for the bee keeping demonstation and information too.
Special guests that day - the 427 Special Ops Aviation Squadron from Petawawa will land a helicopter at Legion Field during the market. It will then be on display.

August 11 - Junior Vendors Day

Young vendors, aged 18 and under, will join the regular vendors in offering their homegrown or homemade items for sale. This offers a great experience for our next generation of vendors. This will be the third time we've organized this and is now an annual event.  (interested Junior Vendors: please see the application and information under the Application tab.) Entertainer Nicole Coward will perform.

August 18 - Zucchini 500

Kids purchase a zucchini, design and decorate it (wheels provided), and race it on a track.

September 1 - Garlic & Herb Day

A do-not-miss for lovers of garlic and/or herbs. Available fresh and in many other items.

September 8 - Apple Day

Not only will you find fresh apples, but also mouth-watering apple pies, apple jelly and many other delicious apple products.

September 22 - Redneck Chili Cook-off

Bring your appetite and be prepared to vote for your favourite chili. Stay posted for celebrity chefs.

October 6 - Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

This is the last market day of the 2017 season. Look for favourite fall vegetables for your Thanksgiving table and items to stock your freezer.
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<![CDATA[Gallery]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/gallery/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/gallery/Sat, 29 Jul 2017 8:25:54 -0700<![CDATA[Application]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/application/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/application/Sat, 27 May 2017 7:25:56 -0700At this location, the Market is able to accept more vendors without a concern for space. Take a look at the applications to see if this is a good fit for you.

Full-time Vendors

The Vendor Application should be mailed with a cheque for the amount of the fee, plus hydro cost if applicable, to:

Eganville Farmers' Market, 1264 Sutherland Road, Cobden, ON, K0J 1K0.

The Market Committee will review the application and notify the applicant of the result. (The fee is returned if application is not approved.)

Email enquiries to: eganvillefarmersmarket1@gmail.com or call 613-638-2794.

Part-time Vendors

There is also space for part-time vendors at this location. The application for part-time must be completed, submitted and approved before a vendor is able to sell products. Once approved, they are expected to advise the designated contact each time they plan to attend and will pay the daily fee of $15 upon arrival. One week's notice is required.

Please join us. Part-time vendors add interest and variety to EFM.

Junior Vendors’ Day

The Market is hosting a Junior Vendors’ Day on Friday, August 11 during the regular market hours from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.  Anyone 18 years of age and under is invited to join the EFM regular vendors that day to sell his/her own homemade or homegrown items but must be pre-approved. This is a great chance for young entrepreneurs to gain some experience.

  • no fee for Junior Vendors so all proceeds are theirs to keep
  • tables and weather shelter not provided
  • pre-registration required by July 28; confirmation will be provided

The Junior Vendors Application will be posted here in late spring (and should be sent to the address above.)

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<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/contact-us/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/contact-us/Tue, 25 Apr 2017 6:10:15 -0700Eganville Farmers' Market Contacts:

Secretary/Treasurer - Michele Parsons

Advertising - Judy Sauve

Phone:  Enquiries re vendors' applications: 613-638-2794. General enquiries: 613-628-9898

Email: eganvillefarmersmarket1@gmail.com

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2016 Market Location

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<![CDATA[Our Vendors and their Products]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/our-vendors/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/our-vendors/Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:27:04 -0700Our friendly vendors are proud of their products and will enjoy talking to you about all of the items they offer for sale. They come from areas within the Ottawa Valley, including Douglas, Renfrew, Cobden, Matawatchan, Palmer Rapids and of course Eganville and surrounding areas.

A complete list of vendors and the products they sell can be found under the Vendors tab. That will be updated as applications are received and approved for this season.

Most items for sale at the market are grown, produced or made by the vendor. An exception may be made to allow an item to be re-sold under certain conditions. Generally, this occurs for an item that is not locally available at the time and for items which may enhance the market experience for customers. Such items must be pre-approved by the Market Committee.

Products regularly offered for sale include:

  • meat
  • fresh produce
  • herbs & garlic
  • jams & jellies
  • pickles & relishes
  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • a variety of homebaking, including bread
  • flowers
  • arts and crafts
  • natural body care products including a wide range of soaps
  • other items appear as they become available (e.g. berries)

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<![CDATA[Supporters]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/supporters/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/supporters/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 2:54:10 -0700The Farmers’ Market Committee is grateful to the following individuals, businesses and organizations for their ongoing support.

Township of Bonnechere ValleyThe Eganville Leader

Eganville Rotary Club

Blue North Studios

Acknowledgements 

Several other organizations, businesses and individuals have provided support to this market since it began. This helped the market get established and has ensured the costs to vendors are kept as low as possible. We are grateful to everyone for their help.

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<![CDATA[Our History]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/our-history/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/our-history/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 2:47:04 -0700Many people have wanted a farmer's market in Eganville for a long time. The location seemed right - a busy community within Renfrew County that swells in size in the summer with the arrival of cottagers and campers visiting the four major lakes nearby. The village is situated on a major highway that sees traffic to Algonquin Park and other tourist areas. It was believed that this extra traffic would help to sustain a market and bring extra tourist dollars to the area.

In 2011 the time was right and an eager group of interested people started the necessary work to make it a reality.  The group worked towards establishing a traditional Saturday morning market but soon realized that vendors were already committed to other markets. It was decided that Friday was a reasonable option and should still appeal to weekend visitors passing through. Work was fast and furious and resulted in a successful one-day trial market held on September 30, 2011. It gave vendors an opportunity to assess the facilities and the local interest, and most importantly, determine if they were interested in participating in a Friday market.

Both vendors and customers gave the market two thumbs up!

In 2012, the market enjoyed its first full season of operation.

With permission from Bonnechere Valley Township Council, the market was established at Legion Field.

The official opening was on June 29, 2012 and was attended by several dignitaries who jointly cut the ribbon after their congratulatory speeches. For the 2012 season, the market operated as the Eganville 100 Mile Farmers’ Market but for simplicity, “100 Mile” was dropped from the name at the end of that season.

During the first year, the hours were from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. during July and August and then reduced to 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. during September and October (due to shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures late in the day).  The varying hours were found to be complicated and customers also seemed to prefer an earlier start.

The following year the market operated from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays during the entire season. New vendors were added and a successful season concluded with the "Giant Pumpkin " drop at the Eganville Foodland.

For 2014 and 2015, the market moved to a location with higher visibility - the Grace Lutheran Church parking lot, 14 Bonnechere St West, Eganville (next to the Fire Station).

It returned to Legion Field in 2016 which will be its permanent location for the future. This offers ample parking, public washrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of room for expansion.

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<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/home/home-9621.htmlhttp://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/home/home-9621.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 1:30:46 -0700<![CDATA[Other]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/other/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/other/Mon, 02 May 2016 11:12:15 -0700<![CDATA[Our Market Committee]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/our-market-committee/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/our-market-committee/Sat, 16 Apr 2016 6:09:37 -0700The market is organized and run entirely by vendors and volunteers. Although the market was organized initially by individuals who simply wanted a market and believed the time had come, it was soon realized that input from vendors was crucial so the current format was adopted.

These vendors work hard to bring fresh, local food to the community and to provide an opportunity for local farmers, growers, and artisans to sell their products. The market has been welcomed by local residents as well as summer visitors and tourists.

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<![CDATA[Honey and Maple Syrup]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/honey-and-maple-syrup/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/honey-and-maple-syrup/Tue, 24 Feb 2015 7:30:34 -0700<![CDATA[Vendors]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:29:19 -0700<![CDATA[About Us]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/about-us/Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:29:02 -0700<![CDATA[All Vendors]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/all-vendors/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/all-vendors/Mon, 14 Oct 2013 4:45:54 -0700<![CDATA[Arts and Crafts]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/arts-and-crafts/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/arts-and-crafts/Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:11:21 -0700<![CDATA[Members]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/members/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/members/Wed, 13 Mar 2013 7:36:47 -0700<![CDATA[Ready to Eat]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/ready-to-eat/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/ready-to-eat/Thu, 07 Mar 2013 1:12:29 -0700<![CDATA[Meat]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/meat/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/meat/Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:10:36 -0700<![CDATA[Baked Goods]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/baked-goods/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/baked-goods/Sat, 02 Mar 2013 1:10:28 -0700<![CDATA[Plants and Herbs]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/plants-and-herbs/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/plants-and-herbs/Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:55:35 -0700<![CDATA[Preserves]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/preserves/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/preserves/Fri, 01 Mar 2013 3:13:41 -0700<![CDATA[Produce]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/produce/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/vendors/produce/Fri, 01 Mar 2013 2:55:42 -0700<![CDATA[Join]]>http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/members/join/http://www.eganvillefarmersmarket.com/members/join/Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:58:48 -0700