It is always helpful when planning ahead, to pause for a moment and check out what was done in the past. With that in mind, please take a moment to enjoy browsing through our 2015 Annual Report! It is short (really), it’s a great read, it’s full of fun pictures, and it gives you a great sense of everything that went on during our last year.
As we head into this new season, it is important to know that the Market is firmly committed to fulfilling our mission to the community, to the vendors, to the shoppers, and to the farmland, orchards, crops, and animals that make our market possible.
We hope you enjoy a quick look back at 2015, and we hope that you will join us for an excellent 2016 season. This is our 10th year!
CLICK HERE for the 2015 Annual Report.
It’s never too early to start thinking about SPRING!
You don’t have to wait until June to enjoy some of the benefits of the Canterbury Community Farmer’s Market. Join our market vendors as they present information sessions and workshops at Elkins Library. Customers will have a chance to learn more about how the farmers grow, raise and process their products.
These programs are free and open to the public. Thanks to Elkins Library and the presenters for making these events possible!
GETTING STARTED: Seeds and Seedlings for the Garden
Tuesday, March 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
- Gardening season is nearly upon us! Explore the best principles and practices of seed propagation. Learn how to select the appropriate seeds for your garden. Understand the differences between heirloom, hybrid, and GMO seeds. Hear how to choose varieties, calculate start dates, what to direct seed in the ground and what to start indoors, how to select the right seed starting media, what containers to use, light and heat requirements, transplanting to larger pots, hardening plants off, transplant into garden and troubleshooting germination. And of course, there will be time for questions.
- Jim Ramanek is co-owner of Warner River Produce and long term vendor at the Canterbury Community Farmer’s Market. He has 30+ years of gardening experience, including 11 years as a commercial grower. Jim is a UNHCE Master Gardener and teaches the organic gardening component of the master gardener program.
HONEY BEES: What they do for us and how we can help them
Tuesday, April 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
- Join a panel of bee keepers, farmers and gardeners to learn about these important insects.
CRITTERS ON THE FARM: Their products and prosperity
Tuesday, May 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
- Hear about the challenges and benefits of caring for livestock and experience some hands-on opportunities to use fiber from local sheep.
For those who are traveling to these events, the
Elkins Library is located at 9 Center Road, in the
historic center of Canterbury.