Join us!! UpTown Market is seeking volunteers.

February 26th, 2015 | Posted by Tracy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Do you love the UpTown Market as much as we do?

Even if you are not a vendor, you can get involved in making our our awesome, boutique, sustainable, Artisan food and craft market a central part of the community.

We are currently seeking Members of the Board for the following positions:

UpTown Market Entertainment Coordinator

and

UpTown Market Logistics Coordinator

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these or other volunteer opportunities .

UpTown Market Annual General Meeting

February 26th, 2015 | Posted by Tracy in Events | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The Waterloo Farmers and Crafters’ Market Co-op is hosting our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday March 3 at 7pm at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Formal items such as Financial Report and election of the Board of Directors will happen quickly off the top of the meeting.  Members, be sure to attend to get your voice heard!

After the formal part of the agenda is an opportunity for members and the general public to talk about the UpTown Market, what is working and what can we improve on.  These discussions will help to shape the future of the Market, and help us grow to serve you better!

Want to learn more? Want to meet our vendors? Want to ask your questions?

Join us on March 3.

Please RSVP to let us know you are interested.

UpTown Market is closed until June 2015

November 1st, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Thanks everyone for a fantastic market season!  We made so many friends this year, between our wonderful vendors and hundreds of incredible visitors.  We hope you all come back next year!

Email us if you would like to sign up to receive information on joining up for the market in 2015.  Vendor packages will be available early in the new year.  Everyone is welcome to attend our Annual General Meeting in February.  We love to hear your ideas and comments to help us make the market even better next year.  Let us also know if you are interested in receiving information on this important meeting, UpTownMarketWaterloo@gmail.com

Thanks

See you in the spring!

UpTown Market open until the end of October

October 20th, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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There is still lots of bounty from the fall harvest at the Nith Valley organics stall every Thursday until the end of November.  Also, enjoy delicious meats, Maple Syrup, candied apples, chutneys and sauces.  Many of your favorite craft vendors are still out until the end of the month, including lots of knit wear and jewelery, so get your holiday shopping started and support our local artisans this Thursday from 3-7pm!

Chickens: Food or Foul Family Friends?

September 27th, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

On October 2 meet a plucky flock of back yard chickens!

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Urban hen keeping is a growing trend across North America as people find more value in knowing where their food came from.  These chickens each produce one egg every day; that’s a lot of quiche!  In exchange, they are given wholesome food, room to roam and all the grubs they could ask for.

Plus they are oh so cute!

Healthy living at the market today… even more so than ususal!

September 18th, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Thursday September 18 celebrates healthy living at the UpTown Market.

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The Canadian National Institute for the Blind will be on hand with healthy eating ideas and SAMPLES!  plus, the great Yoginis from Fearless Heart Yoga are coming for a demonstration at 5pm. There will also be games from the heart and stroke foundation so the kids can stay active.

The UpTown Market is great for the body and great for the spirit this week and every week!

The market is the “Mane Attraction” this week!

August 25th, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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All your favorite vendors are back and ready for action August 28

This week is a very big week at the market, because the Mane Attraction petting zoo will be on site with barn yard critters for your whole family.

Meet real live sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, donkeys and more!

Our band this week is Birch, playing classic rock imagined with powerful female vocals and an energized acoustic sound.

Don’t miss the action this week.

See you at the market Thursday August 28 from 3-7pm!

Bruschetta

July 28th, 2014 | Posted by Sylvia in Recipes - (Comments Off)

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Bruschetta is one of my favourite summer meals — it’s easy, delicious, and a great way to celebrate fresh, local produce. I like to use tomatoes with a strong, sweet flavour — if you’re not sure which ones to use, ask your produce vendor! This is a recipe that is easy to adapt to your own tastes and the ingredients you have this week — change the herbs, use different quantities of the seasonings, add or omit extra toppings.

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The Bugs and the Bees: Explore the critters around us

July 28th, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Events - (Comments Off)

Butterfly Conservatory

This Week at the Market, visit with creepy crawlers and learn about how they help our local food grow!

The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory will be on site July 31 with fun, interactive displays plus bugs, beetles, worms and wigglies, and of course, butterflies.  Don’t be afraid.  Get up close and personal with a bug this Thursday at the UpTown Market!

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Have you heard the buzzzzzzzz?

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Events - (Comments Off)

July 24 at the UpTown Market, we are exploring the environment and its impact on our food system.  We have lots of information about the weather and environmental initiatives to share.

With all the buzz about the plight of bees, we thought we would bring our pollinating partners into the Square for you to see; up close and personal. Don’t worry, you aren’t in danger of a sting.  The only danger is living in a world without bees if things don’t turn around quickly!

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