Stonegate Farmers’ Market
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.
2016 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 2016 Market season include:
Ambrozia Fine Foods: Rosita is dedicated to bringing wholesome, handmade, preservative free, prepared foods to the farmers market. At the Ambrozia stand you can find a variety of items, including a naturally fermented sauerkraut, spicy beets, cabbage rolls, chicken skewers, potato pancakes, schnitzels, perogies, and many more. When visiting Ambrozia you can expect quality prepared foods at an affordable price. Rosita will be at Stonegate Farmers' Market every other week starting June 21st (July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, August 30th, etc.)
Casalba Gourmet Pasta Sauce: For over five 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. Lucy and her products are at the Stonegate Farmers’ Market every Tuesday.
Crème Fraiche: Constance better know, as the “Cheese Lady” is a regular vendor at the Stonegate Farmers’ Market. Featuring a variety of chesses (cow, goat, sheep and water buffalo) from her store Crème Fraiche Market, located in the heart of Annette Village, she brings: fresh or fresco, semi-soft chèvre, firm, aged ripened and pungent…..the choices are endless. Constance sells cheese from various dairies along with jellies and crackers.
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.
Evergreen Soapworks: Jane Cooper had long been experimenting with different soap recipes before the creation of Evergreen Soapworks. Today, soaps for sale are crafted with natural bases from olive oil, goats milk and shea butter, and scented with a wide variety of essential oils and natural exfoliants. Available in a variety of swirl and layered patterns, Jane is excited to share her favourite soaps with the Stonegate Farmers' Market for the first time this year! She will be at the Market until mid-August.
Forsythe Family Farms: Jim Forsythe along with his wife Leslie and their 2 sons grow and market fruits and vegetables on their 50 acre farm located in the village of Greenbank in Durham Region. Jim has been growing for the GTA since 1972.Their specialty crops are asparagus, strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins plus a number of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Maintaining the connection to farms and knowing where your food comes from is part of their mission. Their farm is open to the public May till December. They host school field trips, birthday parties and offer family activities and events as well as seasonal festivals. They sell what they grow in their on farm market and attend various farmers markets.
Granola Girls with Treats: will be at Market every other week starting June 28th. Franka makes her own line of granola products, bars, cookies, granola as healthy alternatives. They will be onsite at Market: June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, August 9th, August 23rd, etc.
Connnie, from Mississippi Queen Foods, makes Southern, Creole, and Cajun food, such as Blackened Chicken, Fried Catfish, Gumbo, and Jambalaya, made ‘fresh upon order’, for pick up, delivery, or catered events. Mississippi Queen Foods is especially known for Southern Pecan Pie, which you can purchase at the Market, as well as other goodies, such as: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Peach Cobbler, Blueberry Cobbler, and Pecan Pralines.
Natures 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.”
Perry’s Corner: is an old school farm – the location of a heritage school building and the Thomas family’s farming practices reflect the traditional diversified family farm. The farm was established in 2014 when Megan Thomas discovered the incredible impact farming practices can have on our environment, our communities and our health. Now Megan and her family raise heritage breeds of cows, sheep, pigs and chickens in manner that respects each animal and allows them the opportunity to lead a happy stress-free life in their natural environment. This year will be the first time Perry’s Corners Farm products can be found at market. Come by the booth to find 100% grass-fed beef and lamb and non-GMO pasture raised chicken and pork. You can also find their seasonal specials, like Honey-Garlic Pork Sausage made from heritage hogs born and raised on the farm, honey from the hives on the farm and garlic grown on the farm. Megan will be at Market every other week starting June 28th. She will be onsite at Market: June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, August 9th, August 23rd, etc.
Pillitteri Estates Winery: proudly continues a family tradition of viticulture and winemaking excellence. Founded by Gary Pillitteri, the opening of Pillitteri Estates Winery in June of 1993 was the culmination of a family's dream. Today the family continues this dream and tradition of quality, having received over 800 wine awards from around the world. The family’s winemaking philosophy is quite simple: “To produce the finest wines possible from the highest quality Niagara Peninsula grapes.” The goal is to produce consistent, quality wine for our consumers: rich, full-bodied reds; fragrant and lively whites; and luscious Icewines, all in a variety of styles to suit every palate.
Sharp My Knife: Be sure to bring your knives to be sharpened this year at Market. Andrew will be at the Stonegate Farmers’ Market, the third Tuesday of every Month (June 21st, July 19th, August 16th and September 20th). Prices are $1 per blade inch. Sharp My Knife is a mobile sharpening company. They will sharpen almost anything from kitchen knives to scissors, paper cutters to garden & workshop tools. Their main focus though, is on culinary knives. Why? As passionate and health-conscious home chefs themselves, they know how fabulous it is to cook for yourself, your friends and your family and do so with ease and joy knowing that you have the right, sharp tools for the job.
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 while their sweets are primarily French-inspired they do have several exceptions, like delicious Banana Bread and their buttery Multigrain Raisin cookie.
Sweet Natured Organics: Barbara will be bringing organic maple syrup, jam and seasonal soups to the market this season. Jams include caramelized apple, rhubarb, and pepper jelly to name a few. Barbara will be there every three weeks on the following dates: June 21st, July 12th, August 2nd, August 23rd, September 13th, and October 4th.
Traynor Farms: is happy to provide locally raised, non-medicated fed, no added growth hormone beef, chicken and pork, with turkey in season. They have provided beef that is locally raised in the Peterborough area since 1957. Their feeding program is grass in season, hay and corn as needed to provide consistent taste, flavour, protein and fat content that they believe you will also enjoy. This is their first season at the Stonegate Farmers’ Market, where they will directly sell and take orders with the community. Drop by their vendor stall and enter their draw or sample a taster! You can also visit their website at: www.traynorfarms.ca
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.
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.
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:30am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
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Friday: 5pm - 6:30pm