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.

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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!

 

Market Made Meal- The Burger Challenge

July is is almost upon us (hard to believe, I know) and we’ll be heading straight into BBQ season! To celebrate, we’re dedicating this Market Made Meal to the local burger.

We will be joining the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia on June 28th from 7pm – 8pm on Twitter for a burger chat.  All you have to do is follow @MarketFreshNS for the questions and join in with your answers using #FMNSChat. To be eligible to win a prize (yes, there are prizes!!), you simply need to participate in the chat by responding to the chat questions. The chat will last for one hour and the prize will be drawn 10 minutes after the final question is posed. The name of one of the participants will be drawn at random.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter too @NgFarmMarket!

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Here’s your challenge- I would like to challenge you to come shopping at the New Glasgow Farmers Market tomorrow from 8:30am until Noon, and get everything you need for your own burger. Then make it, taste it and post it on our facebook page or during the Twitter Chat on Sunday…show them what great burgers we can make!

There are hundreds of combinations you can make using products from a variety of vendors. To get you started, here’s our Burger:

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We held our burger together with farm fresh eggs and panko bread crumbs. We added garlic greens from Bramble Hill Farm and Big Cove’s Espresso Nice Rub.

You can see all of our toppings listed on the diagram, but our Beet Relish was made from Friesen’s beets, we sauteed the grated beets in olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper (to taste), we added a cup of Petite Riviere Winery’s Apple Cider…we suggest a half:half ratio…half in your relish and half in your glass…..quality control is always important.

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We also carmelized red onions in Uncle Leo Brewery’s Smoked Porter, a little brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste. We cooked them in the pan oven a medium low heat until cooked down. You can save the rest of the Porter to enjoy a glass when you sit down to eat your burger!

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These are the groceries we used in our meal…but again there are so many options to choose from at the market if you think outside the box, jams, jellies, preserves, greens from several of our vendors, eggs, BBQ sauces, spice and rubs, ketchups, mustards, bacon….so much to choose from , so let’s see what you’re made of…..show us your burger….post it on our page…and every great burger has a name, so you give yours a name too!

See you on Twitter Sunday evening!

 

Our local Burger items
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Introducing Our New Website!

Welcome to our new Website!

Our new website has all the information that our other site had and the other site will now redirect you here.  With our new site, we will be able to connect with you in more ways and you will be able to connect with your Market even more easily. We will now be able to blog and share more as things happen and everything automatically goes to Facebook and Twitter so you will be sure to stay in the loop.  Don’t forget we are also on Instagram and Pinterest as NgFarmmarket.

We are adding our vendors and that’s a work in progress, but please take a look around and get a feel for it. We’ll be adding more as time goes on. This is another step in getting connected with your friends, your community, your Market and accessing local food!

Bookmark www.ngfarmmarket.com and stay connected!

Thanks for supporting the New Glasgow Farmers Market!

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