Tuesday, March 22, 2016

FIND US OUR NEW WEBSITE

We have a new fancy website! Please check us out at http://ptbodowntownmarket.com/
for lots of information about our market, vendors and seasonal products available.

As well, you can now find an on-line application for new vendors as well!

Our opening day is May 4th, See you all then!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

LAST MARKET CANCELLED

After much debate, and with great sadness, we have decided to: 

 CANCEL THE LAST MARKET OF THE SEASON, TOMORROW, 
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28TH. 

There is some pretty severe rain and wind predicted for tomorrow, and we don't feel that it would be safe for our vendors or customers to go ahead, so, we have made this tough decision. 

We would like to thank all of you for making this such a wonderful season. 

We greatly appreciate all of our wonderful vendors growing and producing the most amazing local products and produce our region has to offer. 



We would like to thank all the Chefs, volunteers, buskers for your support, and for making market fun. 




We would like to thank the media for promoting and covering all of our fun special events, and the market in general. 




We would like to thank YOU for coming out & buying local, for sharing our stories, and your visits on social media, and for being such an important part of market. 





We are truly lucky to be a part of this community. We will miss you tomorrow, but look forward to seeing you May 4th 2016.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Last day of market season is Wednesday October 28th 2105

We are open until the end of October. 
Our last day of the season is Oct. 28th. 



Come on down to stock up, preserve & enjoy! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 30th: Guest Chef Brad Watt of RARE Grillhouse





PETERBOROUGHS DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
Guest Chef: Brad Watt of Rare Grill House
September 30th  10:30-12:30

    On Wednesday September 30th, the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market is excited to welcome Brad Watt of RARE Grill House as our guest Chef. He will be providing an on-site cooking demonstration and giving out samples. Market-goers will learn exciting ways to creatively use local meats, seasonal produce and other delicious market products.    

   Brad Watt is a well-known local Chef; he is famous for supporting local producers & making delicious and creative meals using these products. He will be featuring Sannox Farms meats complimented by local seasonal produce. Come on down to the Louis St. Lot between 10:30 -12:30 (while supplies last) to observe him at work sample his creations & get some great dinner inspiration.

  Right downtown Peterborough, every Wednesday between 8:30-2pm, market-goers can find a festive and bustling market full of their favourite vendors selling seasonal produce, meats, cheese, fresh flowers, baked goods, crafts, plants to grow, coffee and lunches to go. All market products are Kawarthas’ Own and Locally Grown! We are open for the season until October 28th 2015.

For more information, pictures and video from last season, and links to our vendors, visit: http://ptbodowntownmarket.blogspot.com/ or follow us on Twitter @PtboWedMarket. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Time Lapse Video of the Downtown Farmers' Market



Thanks to Sofie Andreou, and her wonderful student for this time lapse video of our bustling market

Monday, September 21, 2015

3rd Annual Iron Chef Challenge


Our fabulous Chefs! From left to right, Lisa Dixon of Black Honey, Erik Hoflick of Dr. J's BBQ and Brews, Steve Elmhirst of Elmhirst's Resort and defending champion Geoff Kirkland of Lantern Restaurant. Thanks to all for participating 

The fantastic basket of market goods that the Chefs had to work with. 
List of ingredients contained in the market basket that Chefs had to work with 

Another view of the market basket

Geoff Kirkland of Lantern Restaurant getting started 


Steve Elmhirst of Elmhirst's Resort getting cooking 

Lisa Dixon of Black Honey cooking away 

Erik Hoflick of Dr. J's BBQ & Brews cooking away 

Our fabulous host Donald Fraser of Peterborough Culinary Tours talks to Lisa about what she is cooking up 


Okra from Fraser's Farms stuffed with Sannox Farms sausage 

action cooking. lots of media and customer support 

Geoff Kirkland talks about his dishes to two of our wonderful judges Dean Pappas and Joe Taylor 

Judges making the final decision 



Local Chex reporter Caley Badore talks with the winner of the 3rd annual Iron Chef Market Challenge Steve Elmhirst of Elmhirst's Resort 

The amazing meals made by our fabulous local Chefs, in a parking lot, with no running water or electricity and 1.5 hours!
From left to right Lisa Dixon's dish, Geoff Kirkland's platters, the winning dishes from Steve Elmhirst one the platters of Erik Hoflick from Dr. J's ... Check out our #IronChef on Twitter to see all the excitement unfold

Here's a link to short video from Ptbo Dialogues chatting with the Chefs about why they were happy to be involved 

Thanks so much to FoodLand ON for financial support through the Foodland ON Event Partnership Grant Program

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sept. 16th - 3rd Annual Iron Chef Market Cook Off



PETERBOROUGH DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
IRON CHEF MARKET COOK OFF
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH 10:00am-1:00pm
LOUIS ST. PARKING LOT


On Wednesday Sept. 16th, four local Chefs will participate in our 3rd annual Iron Chef Market Cook Off Challenge. They will each be given identical baskets of fresh market products, and 1.5 hours to make up a delicious meal using all of the items in the basket. 3 local judges will rate the meals based on creative use of basket goods, presentation and of course taste. Downtown Culinary Tour’s Donald Fraser hosts the popular annual event. Market customers will gain creative ideas on how to utilize market goods and are able to watch some of our areas finest Chefs at work. This year our defending champion Geoff Kirkland of Lantern Restaurant will face off against Lisa Dixon of Black Honey, Steve E of Elmhirst's Resort and Erik Hoflick from Dr. J's BBQ and Brews.  Winner gets bragging rights and will return the following season to defend their title.  All ingredients will be purchased from market vendors thanks to financial support from FoodLand Ontario.

Our wonderful judges this year will be Dean Pappas (Town Ward Councillor), Pete Dalliday & Catherine Hanrahan (local celebrities and market lovers), and Deputy Warden Joe Taylor. 


Each Wednesday market-goers will find a festive and bustling market full of their favourite vendors selling seasonal produce, meats, cheese, fresh flowers, baked goods, art, plants to grow, coffee and lunches to go. As a producers only market, shoppers can be sure they are buying direct from the farmers, growers, bakers & Chefs themselves, and learn about diverse local produce as it comes into season. We are open every Wednesday 8:30-2pm until October 28th


To find out more about us http://ptbodowntownmarket.blogspot.com ,
Twitter - @PtboWedMarket

Facebook PeterboroughDowntownFarmersMarket

Sunday, August 30, 2015

September Events

Sept. 2nd: Corn Fest 
The Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market will be handing out freshly boiled cobs of corn generously donated by Fishers' Farms. Guest Chef Lorianne Cicchillo will also be joining us to make up a sample showcasing corn. Join us to get recipe ideas, try some local corn and celebrate this delicious late summer vegetable. Corn will be handed out between 10:00-1:00 or while supplies last. 



Sept. 16th: 3rd Annual Iron Chef Challenge 
Four local Chefs will be given identical baskets of fresh market products. They will be given 1.5 hours to make up a delicious meal using all of the items in the basket. They will be judged by 3 local judges based on creative use of basket goods, presentation and of course taste. The popular annual event is hosted by Downtown Culinary Tour's Donald Fraser. Market customers gain creative ideas on how to utilize market goods and are able to watch some of our areas finest Chefs at work. This year our defending champion Geoff Kirkland of Lantern Restaurant,  will face off against Lisa Dixon of Black Honey, Steve Elmhirst of Elmhirst Resort and one surprise TBA Chef. 
Winner gets bragging rights and will return the following season to defend their title. 



September 23rd: Nourish Apple Cider Press Demonstration 
We will have a cider press available, and will be demonstrating how you can make your own apple cider using fresh apples from the market (and around the area). Come on down to try your hand and learn how apple cider is made. You can try some out as well.


Sept. 30th: Guest Chef Brad Watt of RARE Grillhouse 
The Downtown Farmers' Market welcomes back Brad Watt as our Guest Chef. Using products donated from market vendors Brad will showcase how to use some of the amazing fall produce and other products available at market, and give market-goers the chance to sample his amazing cooking. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Next Week, Sept. 2nd: CORN FEST

Join us to celebrate Corn Fest. 
Come on down to enjoy freshly boiled cobs of corn, samples featuring corn from guest Chef Lorianne Cichellio, get some recipe ideas and stock up on corn in the peak of it's freshness. 

We could use a few extra hands to help us shuck, boil and hand-out corn. If you have an hour or more to volunteer & would like to help, let us know? 


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wed. Aug. 19th - Huitlacoche Project

 
Huitlacoche Project Showcase

Wednesday August 19th  8:30-2:00
Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market

On Wednesday August 19th, the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market will welcome the Huitlacoche Project. Huitlacoche, considered a delicacy, is a combination mushroom corn product. Originating in pre-European Mexico, huitlacoche results when corn truffle fungus grows inside the kernels of corn. Our Guest Chefs, growers and researchers will be showcasing this unique product, giving customers recipe ideas and the chance to sample some too.

Trent University, the Fleming College Culinary Program, and local restaurant owner Sandra Arciniega of La Hacienda have been working to develop inoculation and production techniques that will reliably produce Huitlacoche under sweet corn growing conditions in Ontario. They are hoping to develop a reliable product and market for this emerging crop.

The Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market is a producers only market, which means, you are buying from the very people who grow or make the products they are selling, supporting our local economy. Every Wednesday 8:30-2:00, market-goers can learn about and purchase diverse local produce as it comes into season. Come on down to learn more, get recipe ideas and stock up to can, freeze & enjoy the taste of summer.

To find out more:
Follow us on Twitter @PtboWedMarket
like us on facebook www.facebook.com/PeterboroughDowntownFarmersMarketwww.facebook.com/PeterboroughDowntownFarmersMarket
or check out our website http://ptbodowntownmarket.blogspot.com
  




Monday, August 10, 2015

Guest Chef - Aug. 12th - Brio Gusto

PETERBOROUGH DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET
Guest Chef: Lindsey Dupuis of Brio Gusto
Wednesday August 12th - 8:30am-2pm
Louis St. Parking Lot
On Wednesday August 12th the Downtown Farmers’ Market will welcome back Lindsey Dupuis of Brio Gusto as our Guest Chef.   As a regular market shopper, and fabulous Chef, she brings a familiarity and love of the products available at the Downtown Farmers’ Market.
Market’s bounty summer season is in full swing. Market tables are overflowing with tomatoes, beans, zucchinis, garlic, blueberries and much more. It is the perfect time of year to visit market, talk to your local producers and buy local.
Lindsey Dupuis of Brio Gusto will be using some of these seasonal ingredients along with the other local meats, cheeses, honey and other wonderful ingredients you can find each week our Farmers’ Market. Samples will be provided to market-goers between 10:30-1:00 while supplies last.  
As a producers only market, shoppers can be sure they are buying direct from the farmers, growers, bakers & Chefs themselves, and learn about diverse local produce as it comes into season.  All market products are Kawartha’s Own and Locally Grown!


To find out more about us http://ptbodowntownmarket.blogspot.com or @PtboWedMarket