We are ready to go, and we can barely wait! Your vendors overwhelmingly decided that they would like to come back early to greet you!
Over the next few weeks, you will start to find many of your favourite vendors on a regular basis! Additionally, we are super excited and happy to welcome some brand new faces.
Some of your favourite vendors will be moving around, some will have moved into the dome this week and some will be moving a bit later on. While it might be confusing at first, we hope that you will use it as a time to take a good look around, you just might find something you haven’t seen before!
This Saturday, April 1st, we welcome back all of your favourite food vendors! Syrian Delights, Spicy Kitchen and Shree Curry Place who have been rotating, will now be back to serve you on a weekly basis! You will find Lema and the Spicy Kitchen in the dome along with Jiggy Java who will still have her Jiggy muffin and sandwiches available, Shree Curry place will join Big Cove Foods, Big Willie’s Brunch and West Side Bistro in the Market building.
We also welcome first time vendor Mack Mariplex with gourmet popcorn! They have been patiently waiting for us to make room! Show them some love by visiting them this Saturday!
Some of your other returning./moving vendors:
Merigomish Market Garden
Peace by Chocolate
Nova Scotia Spirit Company
Soap Company of Nova Scotia
Carlson Family Farm
Ste Famille Winery
The Spicy Kitchen
Dalhousie Maple Syrup
Carlson Family Farm
Shree Curry Place
If you are looking for a vendor on this list who is currently at the Market on a weekly basis and they aren’t mentioned, it’s because they are staying in the Market building.
Of course there will be more new and returning vendors every week! So come on out every week to see who’s new!!
See you at the Market!
For the coffee lover. Fair trade, hand roasted coffee. Buy the bag and have it ground or give the whole bean. We also think someone should buy these and coat them with Chapel Cove Chocolate!
That time of year is coming up again…the Holidays (as if you hadn’t noticed)! It’s a very busy time of the year with lots of hustle and sometimes too much bustle! We have lots of things happening at the Market to help make this time a little easier for you!
Here’s what you need to know!
First and most important, when are we open??
We are open EVERY Saturday until December 17th, 9am until 1pm (we will re-open on January 14th, 2017)
For the first time EVER, we have added a weeknight Market. This Market will take place on Wednesday December 7th from 4 pm to 8pm
more than 50 local prepared food vendors and local artisans
there will be lots of hot, prepared foods, so come straight after work have a bite to eat or shop and then take some food home and save your the trouble of making dinner!
Santa will make an appearance from 6:30-7:30pm and Alley Cats Studios will be on hand so you can get photos taken too!
Gift wrapping service available and don’t forget to take advantage of our Help Your Elf Program, details below.
Christmas Markets, December 10 & 17th same hours but Santa and Alley Cats will be with us too from 11:30am until 12:30pm
Gift Wrapping available and December 10th is the last chance to Help Your Elf
Special Holiday Programs
From now until December 17th, we are offering a gift wrapping service with help from Market elf Rhonda!
Bring your gifts to Rhonda and she will wrap them for you. Wrap it as is, or choose a beautiful gift basket or re-usable tote bag. Choose from beautiful embellishments such as chalkboard tags, bows, ribbons and more! No matter which holiday you celebrate or even a birthday, we have wrapped up! This is a fundraising initiative for the market, proceeds go to upcoming projects!
Let us take another thing off your plate and make your holiday easier!
We took something off your plate, let us put something ON your plate! We have a beautiful gift basket up for raffle. This basket was designed to give you everything you need for your holiday dinner. It includes a free range turkey from Little Dorset Farm, $30 in produce from Lakenman’s Farm, organic cheese from Knoydart Farm, craft beer from Uncle Leo’s Brewery, wine from Petite Riviere Vineyards and Sainte Famille Winery, candles from MacD’s Bees, art, soap, cranberry sauce, spice to cook your turkey with from Big Cove Foods and Mister Products, beautifully handmade chocolates from Chapel Cove Chocolate and the list goes on and on and on and….well you get the point!
Tickets are on sale until December 10th and we will hole the draw at the end of Market on that day. The lucky winner will pick up their turkey, produce, cheese and all the fixin’s on December 17th! Tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5
Help Your Elf!
Don’t want to risk getting a vaccuum, another neck tie or ice cube tray? Let us increase your odds of getting something beautiful and unique!
Introducing our new Help Your Elf program…Print this form take it to the market. When you find something you love, write it down and describe the item the best you can, fill out which vendor you found it at, then return the form to the Welcome table (located next to the ATM and we will e-mail your elf to tell them where and when to find it! You get just the thing your looking for and your elf is happy because you are happy AND you have a supported a local vendor and their family too! A win-win-win situation!
Coming soon will be our 2nd annual Market Gift Idea Guide…whether it’s for her, him, everyone, stockings/hostess gifts or more…we will be able to give you some ideas so you can find just the right thing! Keep an eye out here the last week of November!
Gift Certificates & Swag
As always, we have Market gift certificates. they come in $10 denominations so the lucky recipient can shop around the market and get just the right thing!
We also have t-shirts, aprons, onesies and tote bags! Available at the Gift Wrapping centre…see Rhonda for availability and pricing.
We want you to shop local and we’re making it easy for you! It’s not how much you spend, but how you spend makes a big difference!
The New Glasgow Farmers Market Presents From Market to Main Street
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Glasgow, NS – The New Glasgow Farmers Market will present for the first time in Nova Scotia, a unique farm to table event, From Market to Main Street. This unique experience will take place on Provost Street in historic downtown New Glasgow and will feature a fully catered, three course meal and live music.
The New Glasgow Farmers Market has partnered with the Town of New Glasgow to host this first of its kind experience. On the night of August 27th, tables will line the centre Provost Street, a main street of downtown New Glasgow. Guests will enjoy a cocktail/tapas hour, followed by an elegant three course meal prepared by local chef Jason Conway of J Conway Catering. The meal will be prepared from ingredients sourced from local producers and vendors found at the New Glasgow Farmers Market. The purpose of this special event is to unite friends, neighbours and visitors with local farmers and producers through food, emphasizing the vital connection between rural and urban communities.
This event wouldn’t be complete without local, homegrown talent. The Market has partnered with Glasgow Square Theatre to provide the perfect musical complement to this experience. Working with their fall program, Glasgow Square is assembling a selection of amazing local talent. “When we were asked if we would like to partner with the Market on this innovative first of its kind dinner, it was a no brainer”, says Program & Events Manager Carlton Munroe.
“The Town of New Glasgow is excited to be partnering with the market on this ‘farm to table’ event. What a unique way to showcase and draw new attention to our regional market. This seems to be the trend in other parts of the country, and we are so proud and impressed with the creativity and hard work of our local market”, says Geralyn MacDonald, Community Development Director for the Town of New Glasgow.
Tickets are only $55 per person for this unique experience and vegetarian options are available. Tickets are available at the New Glasgow Farmers Market located at 261 Glasgow St. in New Glasgow on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm, at the New Glasgow Town Hall, by clicking Buy Tickets on our Facebook Page or online at http://NGFarmMarket.eventbee.com/event?eid=182349111
Regan Keay is an 18 year old from New Glasgow and she has been singing since she could talk! You may have seen her at the Market for the past two years, as well as the new Glasgow music festival.
Much of her music career has been spent performing for the residents at Glen Haven Manor. You’ll be seeing Regan and her Guitar this Saturday but while she is at school, you will spot her without her guitar and with her girls from the Caledonia’s (Queen’s University A capella group).
As we begin our new season, it’s time to bring back our Music at the Market segment!
We are very fortunate to have a very large pool of talented local musicians in our County…and beyond! They come to the Market each week and provide you with live, local music while you eat, shop and visit with your friends and neighbours. They are a very important part of the whole Market experience and a large part of what makes the Market so special and unique.
Every time we welcome a new musician or group to play for us, we like to introduce you to them. Our buskers are not paid, but they come to the Market for the joy of sharing their music and artistry with you. They play open case and often have their music available for purchase, so please don’t be shy to show your appreciation for them.
Now that we have expanded, we are very happy to be able to showcase two fantastic musicians every week!
This week, May 28, 2016 we are happy to have Glen Jackson playing with us.
Glen Jackson is a singer/songwriter from Pictou, NS.
Although it had always been within him, it was only when Glen moved to Pictou, Nova Scotia in 2004 that he found his home and true passion in music. Over the past six years he has been writing and performing including his original material and entertaining crowds near home.
In April of this year he released Revisionist History, which his debut EP comprised of four songs he wrote and recorded over the course of 2014-15. You can find Revisionist History on iTunes, cdbaby.com, Spotify, Google Play and more!
Two of the songs found on Revisionist History were entered into CBC’s Searchlight contest in past years, Nothing’s Harder Than Goodbye and Fall.
Grab a bite to eat or a drink and then sit and enjoy the entertainment! It’s all part of your Saturday morning destination.
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.
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!
As you know, the New Glasgow Farmers Market is an incubator for small homegrown businesses. It is where new ideas are born and tested. We love and appreciate our community and we want to foster innovation and promote entrepreneurship and that begins with our kids.
Did you know we offer a table specifically for youth? We have a $15 under 15 program that allows youth to come to Market with items that they have made, baked or grown themselves at a special youth rate. Whether they are growing fruit & vegetables, making food or crafting items…we’d like to give them a start. It’s a great place for kids to learn how to conduct business and interact with their community.
In order to qualify for the $15 table rate, youth vendors must 15 years or younger and again, the products must be made, baked or grown by the students. Items for sale are subject to approval and applicable regulations, school groups and 4-H groups are also welcome to apply.
To find out more information, qualifications and to see if this might be a fit for you, please contact Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org
And don’t forget, if you have a school group or community group like 4H that is looking to raise funds, you may also want to check into our Market Kitchen availability.
We are often approached by groups who are looking to raise funds. We can help! We have a unique opportunity that might interest you.
Our Market Kitchen is available on Market Saturdays. For a nominal fee you can rent our kitchen, create a simple menu and sell a hot meal to Market goers. This opportunity is open to restaurants, chefs as well as non-profit organizations (this includes school groups too) looking to raise funds. With 900-1100 visitors to the market every week, this is a unique way to get the word out about a new menu item at your restaurant, your catering service or to raise funds for your organization through your kitchen sales.
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact us at email@example.com for all the details.
We have all seen the daily articles about how much your grocery bill is rising. Meat, veggies and everything else is going up. And with 80% of our nation’s food and produce imported, it is hard to avoid. All food prices are on the rise and we are all tightening the proverbial purse strings.
We hear many reasons about why people don’t shop at their Market and while the reasons are complex and varied, one we hear often is that it is too expensive. Before we start, let’s be clear, there is a place for grocery stores and to compare the two is literally comparing apples to oranges in many cases. We are not telling you not to shop at the store or to feel guilty in doing so. The grocery store can fill needs that Market can’t but your Farmers Market can also offer you things that the grocery store can’t.
So we are asking, have you really explored your local Farmers Market and really looked at what they have to offer?
We think you will be surprised. After checking the local grocery store flyers, it didn’t take long to find that prices at the Market are often comparable and sometimes even less than sale price at the grocery store. Now more than ever, you will find that Market prices are more in line with what the stores offer. For instance, you can find naturally raised lean ground beef for $5.50/lb regular price every week. No hormones, no antibiotics and raised right here, close to home.
And it’s not always about price, it is about quality. Your market can give you what the grocery store can’t, the opportunity to talk to the very person that raised your food. What practices are used to raise your meat and produce? How are the animals raised? What’s in your food, or better yet, what’s not? These are all questions that your farmer can answer directly for you at the Market. You won’t be able to get that kind of personal experience or service anywhere else.
While it is true you will not find strawberries in January or even March at the Market, you will find in season foods that did not have to travel thousands of kilometers to get to your table. You can find the in season veggies like turnip, carrots, onions, potatoes, meats and you can still find sprouts & greens that you can get at the grocery store but we can also provide you with things you won’t see, like pea shoots and later as things warm up, duck and quail eggs.
What can you do with them, how do you cook with them, what do they taste like? Again, ask your farmer or ask the Market itself. Just like the store, every market has a Manager plus we have knowledgeable vendors, so if you are looking for something in particular, just ask! We can tell you where or when you will be able to find something and if we don’t know the answer right away, we’ll try to find out and get back to you!
Staying within your budget and eating good, natural and local foods do not have to be mutually exclusive events. Eating in season is a good start!
For more tips and interesting articles on this subject, please check out the links below. Also, watch our facebook page for recipes and articles…
As you may know by now, the New Glasgow Farmers Market will become a year round venue beginning January 9th, 2016. This date marks the grand opening of our Winter Market and we will expand into a summer market beginning in late May 2016. Up to now, we have accommodated more than 40 vendors but with our new venue, in the summer we can almost double this number.
The Farmers Market is an amazing platform for farms and small business alike. You are contributing to the community and making a positive impact on the local economy. It’s a great way to get additional produce from farm to table with little waste, lowering the carbon footprint and it is a fantastic venue for a small business to test the market for new products. By bringing your produce and products to the market, you are accessing a clientele of over 1000 people every week that appreciate fresh, farm raised food and locally made products and the work that goes into them.
We have have seen a major increase of interest in recent years and as such we have experienced waiting lists….but now with our expansion we are able to accommodate many new producers and vendors at the Market which will help us to achieve one of our goals which is to give our customers the ultimate shopping experience. Not to mention this is now a year round business opportunity!
This is where you come in!
We are currently looking for producers who would like to bring their products to market. You do not need to be a large registered farm to come to the Market. You could be a smaller backyard farm or avid gardener with excess produce & plants, if you have greens and veggies that you grow over winter, we definitely want you!
Here’s what we are looking for in the upcoming year:
Produce: all veggies & herbs, mushrooms and greens especially fruits of any kind
Prepared foods- food items for customers to enjoy at the market or take home with them, cheeses, european breads and gluten free items and more!
And of course, we always welcome new local artisans as well. We encourage you to attend every week but you can attend on a casual basis as well coming every couple of weeks or maybe once per month or if you are a producer of a specialty produce item, you can come when your products are in season.
So if you or someone you know fits the bill, please fill out or pass on the application or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.