Starting August 2nd market day, we be having a market 'BASKET DRAW' folks! Whaaa....what the heck is that? How does that work? And how can you partake?
Well, each month, for the next three (Aug, Sept, Oct) if you spend $20 or more each market day you are eligible to enter the monthly draw for a basket of market goodies. That means you could enter up to 4 times in a month! Wow.
The vendor will offer the entry slip to eligible customers. Next, clearly write your email address on the back and place it in the box at the organizers tent. If the vendor has over looked a slip for you, because they do get busy, come on over to the organizers tent and for one and/or if your spending is shared over a few vendors, not to worry, Carolyn or Ally will 'eyeball' your market shop to verify.
The draw will happen on the last Tuesday of month. Draw dates Aug. 30, Sept 27 and Oct. 25. Baskets will be pre-filled with market goodies by management and must be accepted as presented. By entering the 'basket draw' contest, the winner(s) agrees to pre-arranged pick up of winning basket by the two following market days of monthly draw date. VQA wine is excluded.
Thank you! Now you've got some shopping incentive....if you needed any. OH and you get a super cute basket to boot! Easy peasy to strap onto your bike too.
Oh, the vegy's are growing and slowly but surely the tables will be laden with locally grown goodies. We will always be there on Tuesdays from 3-7pm, Dundas West &n Shaw Sts. Rain or Shine. There's also meat, baked goods, wild goods, kombucha, mushrooms, fish, bread, popsicles, whole grain crackers, fish roti/buns, fresh pasta amongst others.
Starting this season, being our 10th and all...we will further our commitment to the environment, are implementing a 'leave a bag, take a bag' program for FREE. Which means, any of your extra, clean re-useable shopping bags you have a home (we know you have some ;-), bring them to market for other to use. If you forget your bag on time, help yourself to a bag. Return it, keep using it. No worries. Please only donate CLEAN bags, especially free of pet hairs re: people with allergens. Those well made paper shopping bag will be accepted too. Thank you.
The vendor line us at capacity for the 2016 season. Vendor inquiries will have limited response.
For more info, please visit our dedicated site www.tbfm.ca.
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Would you like to help sustain the market? It's easy, come volunteer!
If you are interested in helping out, getting to know farmers/vendors, appreciate a little great urban-outdoors and not afraid of a little physical work, then this is for you. It's a rewarding experience and our vendors (farming is back breaking work) truly appreciate the hand.
Volunteers are mainly needed during market season, shifts are....
12:30 to 1:30pm - early set up
2pm to 3:30pm - vendor set up
6:30 to 7:45pm - wrap/clean up for vendors and organizational
You can sign up for any length of time during the season. Some volunteers do the entire season, some do a few months or take a break and come back in the fall. We understand unforeseen events that may cause volunteers to cancel. No worries, just give us notification and/or coordinate your schedule with our schedule. Easy peasy!
We sometimes need volunteers outside of market season for various tasks (flyer/lawn sign distrubution, painting, handy work, etc.) The market really is a collaborative effort and many of our local community members have made some awesome contributions over the years. And we are so grateful for their generousity - you'all know who I'm talking to!
Time flies when you're having fun. Hard to believe that 2016 will be our 10th year going. Wow. Veronica did a redux of our promo postcard to reflect this. Sweet and simple. Come May, look for them in your mailbox in the neighbourhood and at select shops.
The photo below is of a male who tried to steal the hard earned cash of one of our farmers. Without the quick response and bold counter by the vendor, this guy would have gotten away with it. The 14 Division police came quick, but he was gone by the time they arrived. It was an upsetting incident.
Please fellow farmers' market vendors, patrons, look out for him, he may be making the rounds. He scopes out the stall, perhaps ones with only one person working at stall, hangs around the sides and back of stall, then goes for distraction. About 5ft 8in, 150 lbs. At Trinty, he appeared to be working alone, but this is not confirmed.
The police are on the case, he is known, and has stolen from vendors at Wychwood barns. Thank you eveyone who shared/liked the post on the market facebook page - 101,568 people reached, 1137 shares as of today. If you have any information to share with the police, call them and refer to 'Event #1057752'