Posted by: locaphile | November 30, 2013

Cheery and bright at Haney Winter Farmers Market 2013

It was warm and lovely inside the Golden Ears Church Hall for the Haney Winter Farmers Market 2013.  The younger set enjoyed the dazzling cupcakes from  Courtney’s Cakes while the rest of us scooped eggs from Riverside Farms, Brazilian cheese puffs from Otimo, and a mass of colorful Gerbera Daisies from Never Say Die Nursery.  We also picked up the winter edition of Edible Vancouver for our reading pleasure.  I regret not buying up some lovely leeks but we can stop by Never Say Die Nursery on Dewdney Trunk Road in Pitt Meadows sometime later this week. The folks who make the Market run have done a brilliant job these year and have earned a bit of rest.  That said, we will miss not having a market in Maple Ridge for the next several months.

Posted by: locaphile | November 29, 2013

Last Haney Farmers Market of 2013

Haney Winter Farmers Market

Saturday, November 30 / 10 AM to 2 PM

at Golden Ears United Church,

22165 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 3H7

37 Vendors will be there

A
B
C
D
F
G
H
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
V
Z
Posted by: locaphile | November 7, 2013

Putting Up: Update on Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

More much appreciated insight from Diary of a Tomato on BPA-free canning lids.

Memorial Peace Park, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6B2
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
39 vendors will be there!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Haney Farmer’s Market will NOT be at our regular location this week-end. We are partnering with Grow & Gather (Trice Farms) in their large greenhouses at  24565 Dewdney Trunk Road. See notice below.

The following vendors will be present:
A
A Bread Affair
Hand crafted organic artisan breads
Alouette Field Naturalists
Nature study
B
Baking with Attitude
Banana bread, short bread, dbl choc cookies, butter tartlette
Brenda’s Bangles & Baubles
Glass, crystal and stones jewellery
C
Candace’s Coffee
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, scones, loafslice
Cravings Kettle Korn
Fresh kettle korn
Culinary Blossom
Seasonal fruit & flower jams, chutney & savory sauces created with organic edible flowers & herbs, local fruits & berries. Loose leaf teas, fresh & dried edible flowers.
Create Shop
Ceramic painting with children
D
Dana’s Designs
Knitted and crotched accessories
de la Bouche Specialty Foods
Jams, preserves, hotsauces
F
Field To Fork Herb Company
We grow and sell culinary herbs, and also make good things from herbs including herb-flavoured breadsticks, herb-flavoured kale chips, herb-infused wine vinegars and herb-scented soaps.
Fiona’s Sugar and Spice
Meringue kisses, roasted almonds, finishing salts, fudge, squares, lemon curd
Fresh Ideas/Rick’s Real Foods
Rick’s Rubs for meat and seafood
G
Gemstone Artwork
Gem and stone jewellery
Giopye Baking Company
Whoppie pies, nut brittle, fudge
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters
Cheddar, Havarti, Neufchatel, Brie, Quark, Feta, Emmental, Cambozola, Stilton, fresh butter
H
Hanna and Heidi Knits
Hand knits
Haylyx Made
Gluten free breads/baking
Hunger Management
Sandwich Truck
J
JJ Sister’s Thai Sauces
Pad thai sauce, thai chili paste, thai sweet and sour sauce
L
Lorraine and Kathy
Crotcheted items, doll clothes
M
M2 Farm and Craft
Soaps, pottery, garlic
Mother’s Brew Tea
Teas, lattes, smoothies, iced tea, chai tea, frappaccinos
Mrs. Chip
Taro Treats and Yum; vegetable root chips which are the tastiest temptation to test Vancouver taste buds this summer. Hand-picked taro and yams are hand-sliced and applied with Mrs. Chip’s secret seasoning!
N
Nahui Granola and Tortillas
Corn and flour Tortillas
Nature and Living
Peonies, hostas, daylilies, field vegetables, oriental vegetables,, eggs, chicken
Novy’s Garden
Vegetables, cards
O
Odette’s Pinatas
Pinatas, glitter and henna tattoos
Otimo Brazilian Cheese Puffs
Gluten-free pastry with a cheesy centre using 100% natural ingredients
R
Riplees
Special dog foods
Riversong Agriharmonics
Soaps, shampoos, tinctures made with my own wildcraft herbs
RM ER Nursing Group
Blood pressure, health info
S
Sacre Sac
Hand bags
Savon Patrice
Soaps, spray mist
Sweet Thea
Pies, tarts, cookies, granola bars
T
The Bannock Lady
Freshly made Bannock
The Wright Place
Jams, firestarters, mirrors
W
Wildflower Designs
Cabochon/fabric earrings & rings, hair bows
Z
Zigante Design
Native influenced jewellery, purses, bags, poetry cards
Posted by: locaphile | November 5, 2013

Flicker eviction, November 2013

Locaphile Northern Flicker, November 2013

It started with spooky sounds in the house, knocking some where like there was a ghost… It was Halloween after all and someone could have been teasing us.  But no, it was the sound of a male Red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus cafer) gouging out a hole in the side of our house so that it could have a nice cozy roost for the winter.  Our older house seems to be very attractive to Flickers, this being the second hole that they have bored in it.  The Flicker is a very loud bird and we were very appreciative to have them around the garden this summer as they ate up a lot of ants.  A hole in the house is too much though so we waited for the Flicker to fly out and then we sealed it up, trying not to trample the garden with the big extension ladder.  Despite our having evicted him, I hope that the Flicker will not go too far away.

 

Posted by: locaphile | November 4, 2013

Port Angeles Farmers Market, November 2013

We had a lovely trip to Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State this past weekend.  It is a long 4-5 drive from here in Maple Ridge and we managed to miss the Coupville Ferry to Port Townsend so it was quite late by the time we arrived on Friday.  A major rain storm was threatening and touched down just as we arrived at the Port Angeles Farmers Market (Saturdays 10-2) at Lincoln and First on Saturday morning.  Happily this all year market is protected by The Gateway structure that shelters the vendors and shoppers from most weather.  The rain was blowing sideways by the time we arrived and the ships and spit across the harbour were invisible.  The Market had a great variety of produce as well as meats, dairy, and baked goods.  It is wonderful to see what a simple outdoor structure can do to extend the Farmers Market’s season to all year around.  Perhaps Maple Ridge will have one some day?

Memorial Peace Park, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6B2
Saturday, November 2
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
38 vendors will be there!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Haney Farmer’s Market will NOT be at our regular location this week-end. We are partnering with Grow & Gather (Trice Farms) in their large greenhouses at  24565 Dewdney Trunk Road. See notice below.

The following vendors will be present:
A
A Bread Affair
Hand crafted organic artisan breads
Alma Valle
Silvery jewellery only, silver chains with pendants
B
Baking with Attitude
Banana bread, short bread, dbl choc cookies, butter tartlette
Birds and Blooms
Dish gardens, birdhouses
Blu Stone Massage and Bodyworks
Massage therapy
Blue Moon Organics
Organic vegetable delivery
C
Candace’s Coffee
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, scones, loafslice
Coconama Chocolates
Handmade, flavoured chocolate truffles.
Cravings Kettle Korn
Fresh kettle korn
D
Dana’s Designs
Knitted and crotched accessories
de la Bouche Specialty Foods
Jams, preserves, hotsauces
F
Field To Fork Herb Company
We grow and sell culinary herbs, and also make good things from herbs including herb-flavoured breadsticks, herb-flavoured kale chips, herb-infused wine vinegars and herb-scented soaps.
Fiona’s Sugar and Spice
Meringue kisses, roasted almonds, finishing salts, fudge, squares, lemon curd
G
Gemstone Artwork
Gem and stone jewellery
Giopye Baking Company
Whoppie pies, nut brittle, fudge
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters
Cheddar, Havarti, Neufchatel, Brie, Quark, Feta, Emmental, Cambozola, Stilton, fresh butter
H
Hanna and Heidi Knits
Hand knits
Hunger Management
Sandwich Truck
J
JJ Sister’s Thai Sauces
Pad thai sauce, thai chili paste, thai sweet and sour sauce
JW’s Crafty Creations
Photo and name blocks
M
Maria Pottery
Decorative and functional pottery
MR Choral Society
Music Society looking for members
N
Nahui Granola and Tortillas
Corn and flour Tortillas
Nature and Living
Peonies, hostas, daylilies, field vegetables, oriental vegetables,, eggs, chicken
Never Say Die
Several varieties of garlic, field crops, blueberries, and free range eggs
O
Otimo Brazilian Cheese Puffs
Gluten-free pastry with a cheesy centre using 100% natural ingredients
P
Paper Design Boutique
Handmade cards
R
Red Barn Plants and Produce
Mixed vegetables, fruit
Ridge Meadows Community Living
Supports families with developmental disabilities
Riversong Agriharmonics
Soaps, shampoos, tinctures made with my own wildcraft herbs
S
Sacre Sac
Hand bags
Savon Patrice
Soaps, spray mist
Sew Many Threads
Embroidery and sewing
Spider Lady
Beaded spiders, 3D birds, assorted jewelry
Sweet Thea
Pies, tarts, cookies, granola bars
T
The Bannock Lady
Freshly made Bannock
The Wright Place
Jams, firestarters, mirrors
Z
Zigante Design
Native influenced jewellery, purses, bags, poetry cards

 

Posted by: locaphile | October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween 2013

In our small way we celebrate the most creative time of the year:

Locaphile Halloween pumpkins 2013Happy Halloween!

Memorial Peace Park, 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6B2
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
38 vendors will be there!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Haney Farmer’s Market will NOT be at our regular location this weekend. We are partnering with Grow & Gather (Trice Farms) in their large greenhouses at 24565 Dewdney Trunk Road.

See notice below

The following vendors will be present:
A
A Bread Affair
Hand crafted organic artisan breads
Allys Bags
Sandwich, lunch snack bags
Alma Valle
Silvery jewellery only, silver chains with pendants
B
Baking with Attitude
Banana bread, short bread, dbl choc cookies, butter tartlette
Blu Stone Massage and Bodyworks
Massage therapy
Brainfood Snacks
Roasted nuts, cranberries, chocolate covered cranberry
Brenda’s Bangles & Baubles
Glass, crystal and stones jewellery
C
Candace’s Coffee
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, scones, loafslice
Courtney’s Cakes
Variety of cupcakes
Cravings Kettle Korn
Fresh kettle korn
Culinary Blossom
Seasonal fruit & flower jams, chutney & savory sauces created with organic edible flowers & herbs, local fruits & berries. Loose leaf teas, fresh & dried edible flowers.
D
de la Bouche Specialty Foods
Jams, preserves, hotsauces
Dingolay Fused Glass Creations
Hand crafted fused glass pendants, earrings, rings, bracelets, belt buckles, tie/lapel & hair pins, bookmarks and fridge magnets in designs inspired by the colors of the tropics
F
Field To Fork Herb Company
We grow and sell culinary herbs, and also make good things from herbs including herb-flavoured breadsticks, herb-flavoured kale chips, herb-infused wine vinegars and herb-scented soaps.
G
Gemstone Artwork
Gem and stone jewellery
Giopye Baking Company
Whoppie pies, nut brittle, fudge
H
Hanna and Heidi Knits
Hand knits
Hunger Management
Sandwich Truck
J
JJ Sister’s Thai Sauces
Pad thai sauce, thai chili paste, thai sweet and sour sauce
L
Lopez Brothers Nursery
Potted Plants, seedlings, terrariums, handmade ornaments, home and garden
Lorraine and Kathy
Crotcheted items, doll clothes
M
Maan Farms
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, corn, assorted garden vegetables
Mother’s Brew Tea
Teas, lattes, smoothies, iced tea, chai tea, frappaccinos
N
Nahui Granola and Tortillas
Corn and flour Tortillas
Nan’s Crafts
Crochet, knitted stuffed toys
Nature and Living
Peonies, hostas, daylilies, field vegetables, oriental vegetables,, eggs, chicken
Nature’s Driftwood
Wind chimes, wood ornament garden signs, cat trays scratching posts
Never Say Die
Several varieties of garlic, field crops, blueberries, and free range eggs
O
Otimo Brazilian Cheese Puffs
Gluten-free pastry with a cheesy centre using 100% natural ingredients
R
Red Barn Plants and Produce
Mixed vegetables, fruit
S
Sacre Sac
Hand bags
Savon Patrice
Soaps, spray mist
Shens Farms
Vegetables and fruit
Spider Lady
Beaded spiders, 3D birds, assorted jewelry
Sweet Thea
Pies, tarts, cookies, granola bars
T
The Bannock Lady
Freshly made Bannock
W
Wildflower Designs
Cabochon/fabric earrings & rings, hair bows
Z
Zigante Design
Native influenced jewellery, purses, bags, poetry cards
Posted by: locaphile | October 19, 2013

Grow and Gather welcomes the Haney Farmers Market undercover

While it did not rain here in Maple Ridge today (surprise!) it was lovely to experience the Haney Farmers Market undercover at Grow and Gather Nursery (formerly Trice Farms).  While many established markets around the world enjoy permanent infrastructure like roofs, water, electricity and site stability, the Haney Farmers Market can be thought of as still evolving towards that state.  We all enjoy being outside on a lovely summer’s day at the Market but there is a lot to be said for moving forward, thinking about year-around markets like Atwater and Jean Talon in Montreal and, closer to home, the Bellingham Farmers Market.  Even the Vancouver Farmers Market at Trout Lake Market is  looking at new structures for their market after having set up in various parking lots around the park for the last couple of decades – see Randy Shore’s “Tented market seeks permanent home”.  Permanent and stable market buildings could support not only local agriculture and producers but also pride of place.  Maple Ridge could be leading the way…

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