June 19




Don’t know about you, but my tomato plants have been shivering and the Swiss chard is looking distinctly pale. Even the basil is a rather interesting yellowish hue. That’s why I love to come to the market each week and see what gorgeous GREEN greens are available! Last week I got a veritable hedge-worth of broccoli rabe. Talk about YUM! Plus kale, beet greens, and even the radish tops were emerald hued and tasty. Come on down this week and green up your diet!

MUSIC this week is by TAPAS. A diverse blend of acoustic folk, light rock, easy listening, blues and contemporary songs performed by guitarist and lead singer Mark Ledgard, garnished with tasteful lead work by Linda Magoon on mandolin and guitar. As always, the live music at the market is FREE for the listening! Bring your lawn chair, or grab a seat at our picnic table.

Remember, each week our vendors work hard to bring you the BEST in local farm-to-fork. They harvest, milk, bake, pick, package, pack-up, and haul it all to the center just for you! Please come down and show your thanks for their effort. See you there!

June 12 at the Market

This week’s music will be by local talent Don Bartenstein. Put some “mellow” in the middle of your week, and come hear Don, whose acoustic music is reminiscent of Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, and Paul Simon. — A bit of wet weather in the forecast, but never fear. The Market is held rain or shine! We’ll have all that local goodness in the center just waiting for you (and a friend or two) even if it’s drizzly. Come on down and help us to reach our goal of having 200 people at the Market this Wednesday! — Scroll down a bit to check our Recipe of the Week: Asparagus and Radish Salad —  While you are at the Market, look for the bright green “SAMPLES HERE TODAY” signs on the tents. Then, go sample! — Feel free to bring your dog along to browse with you, but on-leash, please. Stop by the Market Info tent for a free biscuit and a drink of cold water. We love to see all the pups!

THANKS to our Market Supporters

Market Supporters help us to bring the Canterbury Community Farmers’ Market to life! Working together with the vendors and the community, the CCFMA can take real steps toward…

  • FOSTERING a broader availability and variety of locally grown produce and agricultural products.
  • ENCOURAGING sustainable farming in the Canterbury area by providing an alternative marketplace.
  • CREATING opportunities for farmers and consumers
    to deal with each other directly.
  • ENHANCING the quality of life in the Canterbury area
    with an activity that fosters social gathering.
  • PRESERVING the Canterbury area’s unique agricultural heritage.

Your support also helps us to advertise, bring great musicians to the market every week, pay the market’s dues to professional organizations, buy supplies and postage, maintain the website, and, on occasion, send a thank you gift.

Stop by the Market Info tent to learn how you can become a Supporter, too.
Thanks in advance!

Hats Off to You!

The first Market of the season was this week, and it was simply grand! The weather could hardly have been better, or the early greens more tender. We saw a GREAT selection of farm and garden hats. 136 people turned up, so we are well on our way to reaching our goal of 200 people at the market. Thanks so much for coming! Next week bring a friend (only 64 more people to go…)

By the way, we hope you like the new look to the CCFMA web site. Feel free to browse around and push all the buttons! We have loaded the photo gallery with a huge selection of photos that should make you feel almost like you are at the market smelling the herbs. Almost…but not quite. It’s still much better if you come visit in person!

June 5th, 2013 — Opening Day

OPENING DAY of the farmers’ market is Wed., June 5, 4-6:30pm, RAIN or SHINE. Let’s hope that the first day of our 7th season is just warm enough to be comfy, and just breezy enough to keep any bugs at bay. We will have a great selection of all the good things you have come to expect at the market – fruit, greens, dairy, cheese, meat, baked goods, sweets and savories. All this and great LIVE music by local talent, Kyle Masterson.

Wear your favorite gardening hat on opening day, and you might win a prize!