April 19th Market Day

To celebrate our last winter market of the season we are holding our second Members Appreciation Day of the year.  Bring your membership card to the market and receive savings from some of your favourite vendors.  Don’t have a card?  You can sign up for one at our Market Info Table.  For more information about our memberships, check out our Become a Member page. We welcome back Dave Paterson... [Read more]

Fight for our Agricultural Land Reserve

TAKE ACTION!  MLA Judy Darcy will be taking our petition to Parliament.  Sign our petition ONLINE (in the right hand sidebar of our website) or sign in person at the Market on April 19th! Like forests and water, our foodlands are a public trust. We must retain agricultural land for a food secure future. Changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and Commission (ALC) announced on March 27th... [Read more]

April 5th Market Day

Only two more winter markets before we head back to our summer location, Tipperary Park!  Take advantage of this Saturday’s market to stock up on some gourmet goods: gourmet salts, herb-infused vinegars and oils and handmade dried pasta.  It’s a Stock the Pantry Party! We are delighted to introduce our musical guest this week, Rachael Chatoor, and we hope you’ll help us give her... [Read more]

Community Supported Agriculture

At RCFM we are lucky to have several farms offer a CSA program.  What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, that is, a partnership between members who commit funding in the spring and farmers who provide weekly boxes of produce throughout the growing season. CSA’s are one of the fastest growing forms of direct marketing in North America. They guarantee farmers a market for their... [Read more]

March 15th Market Day

Spring break is here!  Start your staycation off on the right foot by stocking up on all things local food.  We’ve got so many delicious vendors at our market this Saturday there’s something for everyone.  Make sure you pick up your exotic certified organic mushrooms from Hui’s Farm Ltd as it’s their last day with us for the winter season. Bring out the green beer, happy... [Read more]

Otimo Brazilian Cheese Puffs Goes Retail

At twenty-three, Silvia Martinelli moved to Canada to improve her English skills and fell in love with the country and all the opportunities that were available. Using her extensive experience and knowledge in the food industry, her Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications, she began testing her recipes on all her new found Canadian family and friends, introducing a piece of Brazilian hospitality. ... [Read more]

RCFM Announces Bursary

As many of you know, this year marks year one of the implementation of a strategic plan for RCFM to guide us into the next growth stage of our relatively young farmers market. One of the components of that plan is that we’d like to increase our advocacy work. The Board of Directors is therefore very pleased to announce they have allocated funding for an annual bursary program for graduating New... [Read more]

Vendor Profile: Handworks Coffee Studio

By Daniel McCash Boiling hot water blasting through a portafilter. Into a white ceramic cup, a liquid surfaces with cream froth. Chika-chika-chika sounds from the trigger of a hand-pump grinder, starting another round as the white cup fills. You are in a cafe; espresso is made. Coffee culture seems to be fast paced. But on another level it is an artform–not the “latte art” of froth... [Read more]

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