We have often been asked if we would do a Christmas/holiday dinner where guests could wear their finest formal wear and we decided this year would be a great time to do just that!
On December 1st, the Market building will be turned into a magical Winter Wonderland, so beautiful and elegant, you won’t even know it was the same place you shopped at just a few hours earlier!
As part of the Winter Wonderland experience, guests will be treated to an elegant, three course farm to table meal created with ingredients sourced from our very own vendors. Your meal will be paired with a choice of fine red or white wine from Market vendor Sainte Famille Wines.
Following the dinner, you can dance the night away with Pictou County’s own Rabbit Town Blues band. Swing and blues music will keep you dancing into the wee hours of the evening.
We’re also doing our part to make sure all of our guests get home safely with CHAD Transit. They will take you anywhere in Pictou County, it’s all a part of your ticket.
All of this and at the same time you are helping us to Raise the Barn and expand our ability to accommodate all of our vendors year round and make the Market an extra special gathering place!
We are thrilled to offer this event with the support of Select Nova Scotia and the Farmers Markets of Nova Scotia. We would also like to thank Pantry Kitchen Catering and Rocklin Parties for supporting local and helping us to make this event a magical experience!
Tickets are $85 person and the quantity of tickets is very limited. As such, tickets will go on sale online only at 9am Thursday, November 1st. Any remaining tickets will then be available at the Market on November 3rd.
You can purchase your tickets by clicking the button below. We suggest bookmarking it for Thursday morning.
We can accommodate most dietary restrictions, however all requests must be made in advance by November 24th (this includes any vegetarian meals)
We look forward to being your hosts for this very special event!
are It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s July. So naturally, we’re thinking about Christmas and the Holiday Season!
We are now accepting applications for vendors for the Holiday season. Successful applicants will be notified after August 1st.
With more than 2500 people visiting the Market each week last year, you’ll want to be sure to get your application in early! Both buildings will be open until December 16th. Table fees are $45.
Get your application below and return it to email@example.com.
**Please read the application carefully before submitting.**
Saturday November 4 9am until 1pm
FRIDAY November 10 4pm until 8pm (there is no Market on Sat., November 11th)
Saturday November 18 9am until 1pm
Saturday November 25 9am until 1pm
WEDNESDAY November 29th 4pm -8pm
Saturday December 2 9am until 1pm
WEDNESDAY December 13th 4pm – 8pm
Saturday December 16th 9am until 1pm
Here we are…a little later than hoped. We had wanted to get this out a little sooner but Mother Nature had other plans and Winter came roaring in like a lion bringing snow, wind and power outages to our area. And it’s not really even winter yet!
Weather or not, the 2016 Christmas and Holiday season approaches and once again you are looking for just the right gift for the people on your list. Whether you’re buying for a teacher, a boss, a close friend, acquaintance, family member or secret Santa, the Market has just the right thing…and for every budget. Something unique and personal made with quality and love that represents the person you are gifting to.
Don’t forget that shopping local is so very important. You are directly helping a small business person and their family this season. Shopping local provides a ripple effect in our community. For when you purchase from one of our vendors, they have to make more product. They must then replenish their materials by purchasing supplies and they can also then spend the money they make at other local businesses and organizations in our community. We are happy to provide a space for more than 50 local farmers, food producers, crafters and artisans from our community every week.
Looking for suggestions? This gift guide is a multi-part series that will help you find just the right thing. If you are looking for additional help, please ask at the welcome table located by the ATM or find the market Manager, Kristi (that’s me) and I will be happy to show you some suggestions while you’re at the Market. If you still aren’t sure what to get, we have Market gift certificates. They come in increments of $10 and can be spent with any vendor at the Market. The proceeds of your gift go straight to vendor as this is a service the Market provides for customers and vendors alike.
Now let’s get on with some gift suggestions for him. Click on the image for a description. And don’t forget to check out the other parts of the series when they are released, because there are many gifts that fit in multiple categories like chocolate, cheese and more.
We are open every Saturday through December 17th from 9am until 1pm and don’t forget our special weeknight Market on Wednesday, December 7th from 4pm until 8pm! We are located at 261 Glasgow St in New Glasgow, NS.
Click on the photo to read the description and find out more info.
We’re putting the FUN in Fundraising!
As a non-profit organization, the New Glasgow Farmers Market relies solely on table fees, membership fees, grants and funds raised to operate. Operating year round also means expenses now carry on accordingly. We also have some set up fees related to having two buildings…such as having to buy all new tables to fill the expanded space, we have a new kitchen to supply and will need new tents and more! Up until this past year, our main goal was to be year round and to have a heated facility and now that we achieved that goal, we can focus on our many new dreams and goals. Some of these are included on the site plans which have been posted but also a community garden, youth programs and so many more wonderful ideas….like anything else though it takes money to go along with all the vision and hard work.
All of this being said, we have come up with several unique experiences, all of which will help us raise funds that will not only benefit the Market, but will ultimately help us bring more positive change to our community.
Here is a list of what you can expect to see and participate in this year. We hope that not only will you share these events but that you attend them and if you have any visitors coming this summer, be sure to bring them as they will offer a true reflection of everything that is unique to our area and Nova Scotia in general. We are all about local and it’s a flavour you can’t get anywhere else!
This year, we’ve also made it easier for you and your guests from away to attend. The tickets for all of these events will be available to purchase online, not to worry though, you can still pick them up at the Market too! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, find the events and check back here often to find out when tickets go on sale!
AUGUST 27 FROM MARKET TO MAIN STREET
You don’t want to miss this one! A very special event, in fact the first of its kind in the country as far as we can tell!
Join us for a unique farm to table dining experience located in the heart of downtown New Glasgow, Nova Scotia!
Picture a warm summer’s night, a light breeze and the smell of fresh flowers in the air. Music glides down the street as friends and neighbours come together over an elegant meal made of fresh, local foods and fine wine produced by some of the finest producers in the area.
On this night, tables will line Provost Street, a main street of New Glasgow and guests will enjoy a cocktail/tapas hour, followed by a three course meal, connecting the farmer and food producer with their community in the most literal sense. Chef Jason Conway of J Conway Catering, will create a menu consisting of ingredients sourced from local producers and vendors found at the New Glasgow Farmers Market. Entertainment will be provided by just some of the talented musicians in our area and will be announced soon.
Tickets are only $55 per person for this unique experience, vegetarian options are available.
This is a fundraising initiative and proceeds will go towards future projects and programs at the Market.
Join the Facebook event to stay updated!
SEPTEMBER 17 OKTOBERFEST- MARKET STYLE
Come out and enjoy a mouth-watering meal that pays homage to the German tradition of Oktoberfest. But in true market style, it’s all about local too! Your meal will consist of items found at the Market and will be fully catered by chef Jason Conway of J Conway Catering. You will be able to enjoy local spirits and ales while listening to the some of the best musical talents that our area has to offer.
Mainstage will be Next Exit, Leah & Kyle and Mike and the MacPhersons.
Stay tuned for more information!
NOVEMBER 17 HOLIDAY DINNER
Celebrate a fantastic year and take a moment to relax before the holiday season ramps up and enjoy a gourmet meal with local market ingredients! Meal catered by J Conway Catering. Live music and great food, more details to come soon!
Part 4 of our Gift Guide series brings us to ak the ever puzzling question, what about the stockings??? This is one of the trickier things…there is a limit to how much underwear one can fit into a sock. So find something that is the total package…beautiful, practical, unique and budget friendly. These little gifts can still be local and not break the bank. And you can always combine them in a basket to make a beautiful main gift. There really is something for everyone at the New Glasgow Farmers Market.
I will say again, at risk of sound like a broken record, that there is so much more that is not shown here and we have new vendors every week….so the best method of operation is come out every week!
Part 3 in our series of gift buying! We have many great gifts for kids. From brightly coloured animals, to change purses and mittens. Lip balm and doll clothes, we have what you need, all made with love and care! And as always, we have new vendors every week from now until Christmas so it’s best to come check it out for yourself…so many great unique and local gifts to be found at the Market! Buy a few of the items below and create a very special local gift basket…a hat, a washable mat, a stuffy and treat from Chapel Cove Chocolate. Maybe a wallet, some lip balm, a bath bomb wrapped in one of Quilted Chaos quilted bowls. Maybe a honey flavour shot, a special mug from Piedmont Pottery and some personal products from MacD’s Bee’s.
This is a first in a series of posts that is aimed at guiding you to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. The New Glasgow Farmers Market has something for everyone and in every budget!
Why is buying local so important?
Well it’s like this, all items at the Market are hand made, baked or grown locally, they are not imported. By purchasing from one of our talented artisans or producers, you are directly supporting a local family and by proxy, the community at large. When a producer or artisan sells their items, they have to go make, bake or grow more. By doing so, they are putting money back into the community when they buy their supplies. Whether it’s supply stores, feed stores or other local shops, it all supports the community and promotes healthy economic growth in our County. That’s why Farmers Markets are a sustainable and very important part of the future.
The beauty of it is that you are giving a very special gift that was handcrafted with love, thought and care to give to someone special and the people on your list deserve nothing less.
Think outside of the big box!
As we begin, please keep in mind that we do have new vendors that come time to time or are new and may not be showcased here and there’s many more items than we have space to show, so that’s why it is important to come to the Market every week, you never know what hidden gem you’ll find!
‘Twas Weeks Before Christmas”
-A Farmer’s Market Poem
‘Twas weeks before Christmas, when all through the town,
Citizens were asking, where are the best gifts around?;
The New Glasgow Farmers Market has gifts made with care,
Items are one of kind, so unique and rare;
The vendors were nestled all snug by their tables,
From jellies to jewelry to authors selling fables;
Woolen slippers from Lismore and MeMaws selling caps,
One of a kind gifts, that would not overlap.
When out of the door there arose such a tune,
With melodies so catchy you couldn’t help croon .
Away to the kitchen, the people ran to eat,
Outside they waited for the friends they would meet.
Pat’s cookies and coffee to take on the go,
“Hey, don’t forget my beer from Uncle Leo’s!”,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A nice bottle of wine from Petite Riviere!
Lakenman’s Farm, service so friendly and quick,
You just can’t resist eating all their fresh picks.
More rapid than eagles, seasons went and they came,
So happy to see patrons, they were called by their name;
“Now, SHEILA! now, BRENDA! now, AMANDA and SHARON!
On, PAT! on PAUL! on, JOHN and KAREN!
To the back of the dome! to the front of the wall!
Now shop away! shop away! shop away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they met with an obstacle, moved around to the side,
So around the market with precise skills they flew,
Filling reusable bags with local gifts and great food.
At MacD’s Bees they found lots of honey so sweet,
Then they got free range beef at BLM Meats.
Mister Products had sauces and condiments galore,
To go with Little Dorset’s farm fresh turkey and more.
Fresh breads and pies baked by Rita and Rilda,
And a scarf for mom that was Handcrafted by Melissa.
Eat Chapel Cove Chocolate and you’ll never look back
You’ll hide it and hoard it right in your pack!
The customer’s eyes — how they twinkled! They looked so merry!
That would be Ironworks liquor made from fresh berries!
Under the weather or not feeling like you?
Be sure to ask Conny, she’ll know just what to do.
So many talented artists the market does boast,
It’ll definitely be hard to tell which you like most;
Photography by Heather or Art By Dionne,
Maybe a sketch from James Fraser, I could go on and on!.
Big Cove Foods, they have your spice,
No matter which you choose, it’s sure to taste nice!
Too many vendors to mention, there’s not enough space,
So be sure to come meet them and talk face to face.
If you’re at a loss and you can’t give more ties,
Get a Farmers Market Gift certificate, it’s just the right size!
There’s one important thing about which we are vocal,
No matter what you do, strive to always buy local!
Our volunteers they will greet you and continue to work,
You’ll always get a real smile and never a smirk!
We appreciate our shoppers, they’re such a great sight,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!