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Opening Day 2014

We’re back for our fifth season on Locke! Join us every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the best in local flavour!

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We opened, welcomed familiar faces and are ecstatic for the season.

Our new set-up is intended to create a more welcoming space. We like to refer to it as the ‘Courtyard’.

New Set-Up

Madie helped us out at Hamilton Veggiefest. A huge thanks for all of her help!

Veggie Fest Hamilton

See you at the market on Saturday!

The Locke Street Farmers Market is growing and we are looking for vendors to be a part of the market for this season!

Heading into its fifth year, the Locke Street Market is made up of a small but growing number of vendors. Our market is on Saturdays from 9am-1pm on the corner of Locke and Herkimer (Locke Street Tire & Automotive Lot). Our grand opening day is June 14, 2014.

All vendors should be familiar with our guidelines – please review here: http://lsfm.wordpress.com/vendors/

Please send your completed application to lockestfarmersmarket(at)gmail.com.

We’re Seeking Volunteers!

The Locke Street Farmers Market is growing and we are looking for key volunteers to be part of the market for 2014 and beyond.

Heading into its fifth year, the Locke St Market is made up of a small but growing number of vendors and we are looking for folks to help us with various tasks.

As a volunteer, you’ll get to know some great local farmers, some of the fantastic local businesses and have an opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes action that make this market work.

We are looking for volunteers that have the following:

Farmers are busy, busy folks so we are looking for volunteers that are team-players as well as self-starters.
Folks who are keen on the local food scene.
As with any great relationship, strong, effective communication skills go a long way.

Duties include:

- Assist on market day
- Provide market information to shoppers and vendors
- Connect with the community
- Social media updates
- Help with distributing materials like postcards, etc.
- Network with like-minded organizations
- Other duties as required

If you are a person who wants to be a part of an energizing environment, who has initiative and drive, and who wants to spend time engaged in Hamilton’s local food community, then please send us an email!

Contact: Market Manager / lockestfarmersmarket (at) gmail.com

Harvest Gathering

What a brilliant and beautiful day at the market on this Thanksgiving weekend.

In celebration of the fall harvest we partnered with Earth to Table Bread Bar head chef Manny Ferreira.

Earth to Table

The recipes featured by Chef Manny used the freshest local ingredients from Locke Street Farmers’ Market vendors. He prepared a buttered leek, kale and potato soup – perfect for fall. Thanks to ManoRun Organic Farm and Backyard Harvest for supplying the produce.

Chef Manny also served pork sliders. Prepared with a spice rub that included Cafe Fem medium roast coffee from Coffeecology. An apple and fennel slaw was paired with the so tender and succulent pork sliders, love at first bite. Thanks to Harrington-Lane Farms for supplying the pork and Richardsons Farms for the apples.

All the bread was prepared by Earth to Table Bread Bar. They made a special Rosemary Potato Bread with potatoes from ManoRun Organic Farm. Preserves from From These Roots were paired with the breads which included Chai Tea Peach Jam, Wild Blueberry, and Big Fig Confiture – all luscious, rich flavours.

Indulgables baked mini bite-sized gluten free treats as a delectable sweet including a pumpkin pecan and chocolate treat.

La Primavera Farms supplied beautiful flowers to display on our table.

Flowers from La Primavera Farms

Flowers from La Primavera Farms

A big thanks to all of the vendors and special thanks to Chef Manny and Earth to Table for collaborating to make the Fall Harvest Demo a great success!

Fall Harvest!

The Locke Street Farmers’ Market will be hosting a fall harvest demo on October 12, 2013.

In celebration of the fall harvest we have partnered with Earth to Table Bread Bar head chef Manny Ferreira to create seasonal dishes that will delight your palate, using the freshest local ingredients from Locke Street Farmers’ Market vendors.

Come and join us at 11:00am on Saturday October 12, 2013 for your chance to taste fresh, local seasonal dishes.

 

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Volunteer

We’re looking for a volunteer market host on Saturday! Help us do customer counts, give breaks to vendors and be a friendly face to greet shoppers. Shift is from 10-12pm. Send a note to lockestfarmersmarket@gmail.com if you can spare a couple of hours.

For future – we are looking for volunteers for the remainder of the season. If you’d like to support us, please find more information online: http://lsfm.wordpress.com/volunteer/

Farmers Market

Welcome Fall!

This is a bountiful time at the market. As we shift into fall, we have the opportunity to reflect on what a great summer we have had. I am so grateful for the chance to work with the vendors of the market and connect with the Locke Street Community.

The best part about working in food is making friends and sharing experiences. You can share recipes, forage food together, prepare and enjoy a meal or share skills in the kitchen or garden. It’s the most perfect place. I continue to be amazed at all the good that comes from bringing people together – for the love of food.

Thank you for sharing and growing with us this season!

See you on Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm.

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