Holiday Applications now being accepted!

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 ngfarmmarket@gmail.com.

**Please read the application carefully before submitting.**

Available dates:

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

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NGFM 2016 Gift Guide- Part 1 For Him

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.

Help Your Elf!

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Do you have an elf that needs help with suggestions on just the right thing? Well, we have a solution! Introducing our new Help Your Elf program!
Use this list to write down things that you see at Market that you think would make a great gift for you or someone else. Once it’s filled out, hand it in at the welcome table and we will e-mail your elf with your gift suggestions before the next Market! Lists will be accepted until December 10th!
Ask your vendor for a Help Your Elf form and there will also be a few located at the Welcome table!
Forget vacuums and neck ties, get something unique this Holiday season and support local!
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Just another way we’re helping you shop local this Christmas!
Click the image below for a PDF version! 
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Market Events 2016

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

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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.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW!   

This is a fundraising initiative and proceeds will go towards future projects and programs at the Market.

We would like to thank our partners, the Town of New Glasgow, J Conway Catering, Glasgow SquarePetite Riviere Winery and Rocklin Parties for making this event possible.

Join the Facebook event to stay updated!

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         SEPTEMBER 17       OKTOBERFEST- MARKET STYLE

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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

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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!

 

Holiday Gift Guide Part 4- Stocking Stuffers

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!

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Pawsitively Yummy Dog Treats- You can’t forget Fido’s stocking!! Be sure to pick up some doggie treats…handmade and tasty….they’ll thank you for it!
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Pawsitively Yummy Dog Treats
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The Natural Edge- Forget the drug store this season, these natural persnal care products are just the right things! Conny has all the info you need and can make some great suggestions for just the right stocking stuffers!
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Big Cove Foods- Sugar and Spice and everything nice….that’s what great stockings are made of! from caramels to spice blends and more…check out what Big Cove has to offer! Lots of great ideas!
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MacD’s Bees- unpasteurized honey…Honey gives multiple health benefits in addition to making everything just abit sweeter! You can never be too sweet!
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Chapel Cove Chocolate- Have someone on the Naughty list? See?! We have something for them too! Chapel Cove has them covered, give them the tastiest lumps of coal around!
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Chapel Cove Chocolate- Reindeer and Christmas trees are just the right fit…put them in a stocking or add one to the top of a package for a real festive touch. Pick up a few different kinds and make a basket for the chocolate lover in your life! They will thank you, trust us!
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Chapel Cove Chocolate- Chocolate bark…fits great in a stocking, but also makes a very special hostess gift…pair it with a bottle of wine and you’ll be sure to get a return invite!
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MacD’s Bees- Toiletries, lotions, deodorant and more, all made with honey! The perfect local stocking stuffer!
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MacD’s Bees- Honey roasted pretzels and other goodies! The trick is not eating them all yourself first….scratch that you better just buy 2!
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MacD’s Bee’s- Lip Balm made with honey, comes in several flavours
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MacD’s Bees- Flavour Shots, handy little pouches of pure, flavoured honey. Perfect stocking stuffer, they can be used in tea, hot chocolate or coffee…also great for diabetics when needed. Great for on the go!
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Mister Products- Ray has a variety of Sea salts, BBq sauces, Mustards and dressings…these fit great in a stocking or buy several and make it a basket! pair it with Market gift Certificate so your recipient can come pick out their other ingredients!
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The Natural Edge- beautiful soaps handmade by Conny! she has has scented salts perfect for the bath…everything you need for a pampering gift!
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Art by Dionne- magnets, mugs, pens, notepads and cards…all great for a stocking! Pair a mug with MacD’s flavour shots and some chocolate from Chapel Cove!
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Kenzie Sue’s Hairclips- Jen has just the right thing for your little one’s stocking. Headbands and hairclips and so much more, in varieties that your little ones will adore! December 5th
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Kenzie Sue’s Hairclips December 5th
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Kenzie Sue’s Hairclips December 5th
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Handcrafted by Melissa- these little buddies will bring a smile to any child’s face on Christmas morning….all sorts of characters!
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LeSoap- Bath Bombs and soaps of many varieties!
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Beer Lovers
Knotty Acres- Artisan Jams & jellies…beer jellies for him, apple pie, carrot cake and racy Red pepper and 10 other varieties to choose from…perfect stocking stuffer with a multitude of uses. December 12th & 19th
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Market Gift Certificate…the perfect fit inside a stocking…in $10 denominations and redeemable at any Market Vendor…give the gift of local!

Holiday Gift Guide Part 3- For Kids

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.

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Beautiful hats from Snippets- December 19th
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Snippets- A variety of stuffie friends….just the right keepsake for that special little person on your list! December 19th
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Snippets- A variety of stuffie friends….just the right keepsake for that special little person on your list! December 19th
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Quilted Chaos has several little buddies available! Great for young kids! December 12th & 19th
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Quilted Chaos- wallets and change purses, perfect for the tween or teen on your list! December 12th & 19th
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Quilted Chaos….wee fur buddies!
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MeMaws- Find just the right hat….lots of characters to choose from!
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MeMaws- Lots of hockey hats too….and matching mitts! ready for winter!
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Handcrafted by Melissa has just what you need….specially handmade characters sure to please children of any age…large to small, she’s got it all!
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MacD’s Bees has a lot of personal products that would go great into a basket. Lip Balm and then get some honey flavour shots to go in hot chocolate.
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LK Designs has just what you need for baby….fashionable drool bibs, hats and more!
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LeSoap has many bath products perfect for the tween and teen in your life. Sarah and her team will hook you up!
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LeSoap is da bomb! She has many bath products perfect for  the tween and teen on your list!
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Ginny from Gem creations has wonderful jewellery handcrafted from sea glass. Every piece is unique! December 12th
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Cindy will be back at the Market with er her sea glass creations…catch her every Saturday in December!
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Bramble Hill Farm- Washable colouring mats!
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Bramble Hill Farm- Washable colouring mats!

Holiday Gift Guide Part 1 – For Her

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!

 

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LeSoap, Sarah LeBlanc Soaps, Bath Bombs & Body Products
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Petite Riviere Winery
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Piedmont Pottery, Gary Fredericks
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Piedmont Pottery, Gary Fredericks
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Lee Bezanson Jewellery
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Quilted Chaos, Charlotte McCuish Totes, purses, wallets, pouches, animals and bowls
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Keely Stevenson, Youth Vendor Necklaces, pendants and bookmarks
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Keely Stevenson, Youth Vendor Necklaces, pendants and bookmarks
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Keely Stevenson, Youth Vendor Necklaces, pendants and bookmarks
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Sainte Famille Winery
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LeSoap, Sarah LeBlanc Soaps, Bath Bombs & Body Products
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LeSoap, Sarah LeBlanc Soaps, Bath Bombs & Body Products
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LeSoap, Sarah LeBlanc Soaps, Bath Bombs & Body Products
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Lismore Sheep Farm Mittens, Wool Blankets, insoles and more December 12th and 19th
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Farmers Market reusable Tote bag $15 found at the Welcome table
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Art by Dionne earrings, pens, notebooks, mugs, art on various media.
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Gem Creations, Ginny Arnold Sea glass Jewellery December 5th and 12th
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Gem Creations, Ginny Arnold Sea glass Jewellery December 5th and 12th
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Handcrafted by Melissa, Melissa Zimmerman Scarves, necklaces, reusable shopping bags, blankets and more

 

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NGFM Gift Certificates, $10 denominations, redeemable at any Market Vendor, good for Winter and Summer Markets