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Stonegate Farmers’ Market

two men at market
farmers market sign
woman barbequing

 

The Stonegate Farmers' Market runs every Tuesday, June - October, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 194 Park Lawn Road, in the parking lot of Christ Church St. James Anglican Church. The Market features: local conventional and organic produce, honey, bread, cheese, meats and more! The Market not only showcases fresh produce but hosts local entertainers, special events throughout the season as well.

Shoppers can also enjoy a meal at the market, as local community groups alternate turns hosting a weekly BBQ at the Farmers' Market. For a closer look at the Market, check out this short video clip. To keep posted of  Market events, vendor information and recipes, please "Like" us on Facebook.

 

2018 Market Postcard & Events

For a listing of events throughout the season at the Stonegate Farmers' Market,  please see our postcard in full.

Vendors for our 2018 Market season include:

Bio Vision Farm *new vendor* This certified biodynamic farm in Grand Valley sells 100% grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and eggs, with an impressively wide range of cuts and meat products. The long list of meats available include whole chickens, steaks, beef burgers, as well as sausages, bacon, beef bacon, and salami. It's clear that farmer Henricus Verhoeven strives to use as much of the animal as possible without waste, selling parts like tongue, heart, liver, oxtail, and bones for soup (or as a treat for your four-legged friend). A (biodynamic) meat-lover's dream.

Casalba Gourmet Pasta Sauce For over seven years, Lucy Czerwinski has been sharing her Mom’s traditional pasta sauce. This Italian family recipe includes ingredients of olive oil, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh beef stock with no preservatives (made with fresh meat), giving it a delicious special flavour not to be missed.

Doug’s Honey “Distinct & Different” is how Doug describes his honey. He carefully locates his hives so that his bees are working among wildflowers & specially planted trees that are appealing, diverse & as free of chemical pollutants as possible. A beekeeper since 1981, Doug is passionate about the health-giving properties of honey & the array of products that honeybees provide.  Doug will be bringing products such as honey, honeycomb, propolis, pollen, candles, creams, and lip balm to the Stonegate Farmers’ Market.

Demkomart Named after the Demkowicz family who owns the business, this family run farm, in Holland Marsh, has all members participating in cultivating their produce to bring to the Stonegate Farmers’ Market. At the Market since it began, Demkomart brings fresh vegetables and herbs each week. 

Granola Girls with Treats will be at Market every other week. Franka makes her own line of granola products, bars, cookies, granola as healthy alternatives. We are happy to have them back! Franka will not be coming to market this season until July 31st.

Kendall Hills Game Farm *new vendor* is run by Dave Kranenburg and Emily Tufts, who work with 70 acres of rolling woods to farm pasture-raised fowl & livestock and to cultivate and wild-harvest gourmet mushrooms.  Their extensive product line includes 12 varieties of mushrooms, chicken, turkey, duck, squab, goose, quail, tamworth pork, rabbit and forest foods such as fiddleheads. For more information about the farm please visit  www.kendalhillsgamefarm.ca

Connie, from Mississippi Queen Foods, makes authentic Southern/Creole food, such as Blackened Chicken, Fried Catfish, Gumbo, and Jambalaya. She is especially known for Southern Pecan Pie, as ell as other goodies, such as: Sweet Potato Pie,  Apple Pie, Peach Cobbler and Blueberry Cobbler. Mississippi Queen Foods provides catering services and at her storefront, hosts several blues/supper events each month and books private parties.

Nature's Way Organics Ed Dirse and his family have been working on his own farm in Long Point , Ontario , very close to Lake Erie , over the last 10 years. He has been an active vendor at the Stonegate Farmer’s Market since its second year. Every week at Ed’s booth, you can find an extensive variety of 100% organic produce including different kinds of lettuce, beets, tomatoes (you must try the heirloom tomatoes once in season), potatoes, red and green onions, cucumbers, zucchini and of course the ever popular organic “Passion Popcorn.”

Nerpys *new vendor* will be bringing some spice to the market this season with their hot sauces, jerk seasoning, hot pickled vegetables, BBQ sauce and other marinades. They will be at market on June 26th, July 24th, August 21st and September 18th.

R & D Acres *new vendor* began as a small homestead in Priceville, with a large garden, a couple of horses, and a few chickens. Eventually, Rebecca and Darrell found themselves converting more areas to growing space and the property became a market garden and CSA farm. Their produce is grown using ecological farming methods, without the use of pesticides. A variety of delicious, healthy vegetables will be available at the market each week, from salad mix, lettuce, and microgreens, to radishes, garlic, tomatoes, and peppers. Cut flower bouquets will be available, as well as pasture-raised turkeys for Thanksgiving. 

Smokeville*new vendor* is a reseller of smoked fish produced by BOS Smoked Fish Inc. in Woodstock Ontario. Several of the products are custom smoked to their specifications (cold smoked Rainbow Trout and Lake Whitefish fillets). BOS is CFIA inspected. Products include Smoked Ontario Rainbow Trout, Smoked Maritime Mackerel and Smoked Maritime Atlantic Salmon. The Smoked Wild Caught Lake Whitefish. They will be at market as a guest vendor on July 10th, August 7th and September 4th.

St. John’s Bakery is a social enterprise business owned and operated by St. John's The Compassionate Mission. They specialize in handmade organic sourdough breads made in the traditional French method, and sweets handmade from scratch. They use certified organic flours and all-natural ingredients and strive to ensure that most of ingredients come from local suppliers. Their breads are mostly sourdoughs, but they do make several non-sourdoughs like their Integral (100% whole wheat) and Spelt. And their sweets like delicious Banana Bread and their buttery Multigrain Raisin cookie.

Rocio, of Tasty Health Co., *new vendor* will be bringing her tasty jam to the market each week, including berries jam without sugar added, berries jam with veggies (low sugar) and strawberry jam (low sugar).

The Wild Herbalist is back again from the wild lands of Algonquin. This year we have a larger variety of products. For the last 4 years we have been bringing some of the finest quality foraged herbs such as Valerian, St Johns Wort, Stinging Nettle, and Wild Sarsaparilla to the Stonegate community. This year we will have a variety of wild fruit, mushrooms, and more forest products to allow you to experience a taste of the wild. We will also have a variety of oil infusions, tinctures, salves, and hand soaps. Stop by on Tuesdays and see what’s in season and ask questions.

Warner's Farm has been attending the Stonegate Farmers’ Market since its second season. Stan and Kennedy bring a variety of fruit grown at the farm in Beamsville, close to Niagara Falls , to the market each week.  Employee Kennedy has close ties to the fruit he brings to the market as he helps to plant, care for and harvest them when they are ready to come to our neighbourhood. 

 

Market Money

Stonegate Market Money is funded through donations.  Market Money coupons are given to community members who have difficulty affording the fresh fruits and vegetables they need. They can spend the Market Money at the Stonegate Farmer’s Market.  To make a donation to the Stonegate Market Money program, please Donate Now.