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We are so pleased to welcome back Ariana and Daniel of The MindFull Kitchen for their second season to the Locke Street Farmers’ Market!

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The MindFull Kitchen is dedicated to providing healthy plant-based, ready to enjoy food. Their delicious products are dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free, and include nut-free options, food that everyone can feel good about eating!

All of The MindFull Kitchen products are artisanal, eco-friendly, and locally made in Hamilton. Owners Ariana and Daniel are mindful of their business practices and environmental impact. They use compostable plastic cups and re-useable mason jars for their packaging.

Their products this season will include:
Granola
Granola bars
Chia parfaits
Rocky Road cookie dough
Brownies
Seasonal fruit lemonade

Check out their website and follow them on facebook and instagram!

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The MindFull Kitchen

Grand Opening 2016

Hello market friends!

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather!

We are pleased to announce the Locke Street Farmers’ Market’s grand opening is Saturday, June 11th!

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Our farmers are working tirelessly to grow the beautiful bounty for the season! And our food producers are testing and perfecting new recipes! We simply can’t wait for opening day!

You’ll find us every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM in The Locke Street Tire and Automotive parking lot, located at the corner of Locke Street South and Herkimer Street.

We’re thrilled to be back for the new season! Please come out and say hello!

It was another beautiful day on Locke Street. Here’s what you missed out on if you didn’t make it to the market over the weekend.

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Here’s a snap shot of our grand opening that happened over the weekend. It was a wonderful day and we are so thankful to all of our customers for coming out to visit and shop local. Also a very big and heartfelt thanks to our friends at the Bread Bar. Bettina, Jeff, Graham and Katrina, your support and hard work is so appreciated by us and by our customers who got to enjoy your tasty samples.

It was a great kick off to the market season and we hope you’ll all come back every Saturday to support our vendors and the local food movement.

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Taste of the Market

Thanks again to Bread Bar for the amazing free samples. We handed out green and white pizza featuring asparagus from ManoRun Organic Farm, pork sliders made from Harrington Lane Farm pork topped with arugula from Backyard Harvest, an assortment of breads paired with lavender butter made with Weir’s Lane culinary lavender and apple butter featuring Country Winds Farm’s apples and for dessert raspberry ice cream made by our own Foundry Ice Cream using raspberries from Jerry’s Berries and topped with a amaretti cookie made by Il Convento.

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Vendors 3 CollagePlease share your photos, feedback and comments with us here or via Facebook and Twitter. We would love to hear what you think of our market.

Tawse Winery

We are so glad to have the award-winning Tawse Winery joining us again this year at the market. Not only do we love their high quality wines, but we also love that they share our commitment to sustainable and organic growing practices, too.

Introducing Tawse Winery

Tawse CollageTawse is a family-owned estate winery situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment. Moray Tawse opened the winery in 2005 and Paul Pender currently resides as the winery’s head wine maker. At Tawse they unite traditional wine-making techniques with state-of-the-art technology to create wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.

Their fruit is harvested from old-growth, low-yield vines and gently handled using natural gravity flow and geothermic energy. They apply rigorous organic and biodynamic methods to every aspect of their wine production and Ecocert and Demeter seals now appear on all Tawse vintages made from their biodynamic vineyards.

Tawse was named ‘Canadian Winery of the Year’ by Canadian Wine Access Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012!  This is the first time an Ontario winery has won this distinction three years in a row, with a record setting 9 gold medals and winemaker Paul Pender was named Winemaker of the Year in 2011 at the Ontario Wine Awards.

Come out the market every Saturday to sample wines from Tawse and see (rather, taste) for yourself why they have earned their reputation as one of Canada’s most acclaimed wineries.

La Primavera Farms

In the next installment of our Get to Know Your Vendors series we would like to introduce you to the farmers behind La Primavera Farm.

La Primavera CollageJuan and Joanne Feddes are the father-daughter team that keep La Primavera Farms growing. Since 1954, there have been three generations cultivating the earth and sharing the harvest. With experience in dairy, poultry and flowers, La Primavera brings a variety of experience and wisdom to their work – and to your table. More recently, Joanne introduced a small herd of Highland Cows, and Juan diversified the flower options to what you will find growing today.

Joanne is the face you’ll see in the field today, tending the Highland cows. She is also at local farmer’s markets throughout the GTA, sharing ideas on helping the plants in your garden to bloom. Leaning on her father’s wisdom, Joanne is now passing a love for the harvest to her children. Joanne’s two daughters have spent plenty of time by her side arranging flowers, and her husband also provides support with the farm, flowers, and fields.If you ask Joanne, the best part of the day is just as the sun rises on a spring day, walking to the barn in the mist. It’s a rare time that things are quiet, and you can stop to smell the flowers, as you load them into the truck for market.

Juan’s years of experience (both local and global) guide La Primavera Farms into new territories while ensuring that the flowers, grain fields, poultry and beef are all tended to using current and innovative ecologically-minded methods.

Our grand opening is THIS Saturday! We will be handing out FREE sample dishes made by Earth to Table: Bread Bar with farm-fresh ingredients from the market.

Returning vendors: Manorun Organic Farm, Backyard Harvest, Richardson’s Farm and Market, Harrington Lane Farms Ltd., La Primavera Farms, Jerry’s Berries and Tawse Winery.

NEW vendors: Foundry Ice Cream, Country Winds Farm, Weir’s Lane Lavender & Apiary and Il Conveto.

See you at the market!

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