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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Get pickled this week!

July 13th, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Events - (Comments Off)

On Thursday July 17, Theresa from Garden Party will take us through pickling step-by-step with demos at 4pm and 6pm.  Pickling is a great way to use those bushels of cucumbers that we all end up with in our gardens, and it is also a way to get creative and make some tasty snacks and side dishes for months to come.

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Quick Pickled Radishes

July 10th, 2014 | Posted by Sylvia in Recipes - (Comments Off)

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup white vinegar
Small bunch radishes, washed and leaves removed, sliced thinly
Artisan bread, sliced
Fresh butter or softened cream cheese

Method:

  1. Combine the sugar, kosher salt, water and white vinegar in a medium non-reactive bowl. Stir to dissolve the solids. Add the sliced radishes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 to 6 hours.
  2. Serve radishes on thickly sliced artisan bread spread with fresh butter or softened cream cheese.

FROM THE KITCHEN OF RELISH COOKING STUDIO: Demonstration at the UpTown market on July 10, 2014

Relish Cooking Studio is a next generation cooking and dining experience. We offer a variety of cooking classes (including hands-on or sit-back and relax demonstration-style) plus a gourmet kitchen boutique stocked with items we love to use too! Come visit us at 56 Regina Street North, Waterloo ON or online at www.relishcookingstudio.com

Crispy Thai Cucumber Salad

July 10th, 2014 | Posted by Sylvia in Recipes - (Comments Off)

Ingredients:

3 tbsp lime juice or rice vinegar
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp granulated sugar
1 large English cucumber, thinly sliced
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 ½ tsp chopped fresh chilies
2 tbsp chopped roasted peanuts, optional
2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, water, fish sauce and sugar until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add cucumber, shallots and chilies. Toss together and let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with peanuts, mint and cilantro.

Makes 4 servings  

FROM THE KITCHEN OF RELISH COOKING STUDIO: Demonstration at the UpTown market on July 10, 2014

Relish Cooking Studio is a next generation cooking and dining experience. We offer a variety of cooking classes (including hands-on or sit-back and relax demonstration-style) plus a gourmet kitchen boutique stocked with items we love to use too! Come visit us at 56 Regina Street North, Waterloo ON or online at www.relishcookingstudio.com

 

Learn how to make art with stuff from Nature July 3rd!

July 6th, 2014 | Posted by Kathleen in Events - (Comments Off)

Mother Nature has blessed us with a bounty of resources that not only feed and house us, but also clothe and adorn us! At the Uptown Market on July 3rd, people of all ages will have the opportunity to create a craft using materials provided by Mother Nature. Longtime Market vendor Shelley, of Shelley’s Stoneworks, will be showing us her fossil collection (most of which she has mined herself!) and for a few dollars, you can even take home your own lovely earth-inspired craft!

Check out our incredible event line-up!

July 6th, 2014 | Posted by Tracy in Events - (Comments Off)

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Vendors’ recipes

July 1st, 2014 | Posted by Sylvia in Recipes - (Comments Off)

Many of our vendors post seasonal recipes on their websites.  Check them out and buy local to eat these delicious meals!

Nith Valley Organics Recipe page

Dana Shortt Gourmet Blog