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Issue 52 | May2013
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The Countdown is On!
Paint a Picture for Water Conservation
Caledon Farmers' Market on Facebook
Featured Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

The Countdown is On!

Caledon Farmers' Market Logo

In just one quick month, our 2013 Market Season will commence with live music, a diverse selection of local vendors, giveaways and FUN for the whole family!  Stay tuned for our detailed listing on what is planned for Opening Day & beyond!   


To accommodate some of our local "Sleepy Heads",  this year's Market has been given a slight time change.  Starting Opening Day, June 8th, The Caledon Farmers' Market will be open between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 



New Vendor Profile... 

Bio Vision Farm

Henricus Verhoeven

"I produce healthy food knowing that people will benefit from it," is the philosophy that Henk Verhoeven passionately embraces. On the 100 acre spread where he has farmed for the past 20 years, he raises 100% grass fed Scottish Highland cattle, a small herd of 100% grass fed sheep, pigs and free range chickens. Hank and Jin also manage a large vegetable garden, producing a wide variety of seasonal vegetables. Proudly noting that Bio Vision Farm has been Biodynamic certified since 1992, they have absolute confidence in the quality of the products they offer to consumers; as Henk says, "this food is like medicine for the body and a healthy mind will ensure healthy thinking."




This year's Market will again feature a diverse range of vendors selling products such as local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, organic beef, lamb, chicken, pork and other delectable foods. There will also be crafters and artisans selling soaps, body products, jewellery and other wares. 


***Vendor Spaces Still Available***

There is still vendor space available for the 2013 Farmers' Market season and interested vendors are encouraged to view and/or download the 2013 Caledon Farmers' Market Vendor Registration Package and the Vendor Handbook


If you would like to become a vendor at this year's Market we invite you to browse these documents and submit your completed application via e-mail or fax 905.584.4325 at your earliest convenience. 


Vendor applications will be reviewed and considered on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.


Therefore, if you would like to take advantage of the exposure the Caledon Farmers' Market can offer, please contact Karlie Wood via e-mail at:

Paint a Picture for Water Conservation
Paint a Picture for Water Conservation
Caledon's Third Annual Rain Barrel Artist's Collection
Rain barrels are often seen as characterless and boring.  Paint a Picture for Water Conservation aims to transform this normally drab feature into a masterpiece for the garden.  TRCA needs your help!  THE GOAL: To promote the use of rain barrels for single family dwellings.  Promote water conservation.  Educate the public about the re-use of rain water at home.
TRCA Rain Barrel

We are excited to announce that these artisitic Rain Barrels will be on display on Opening Day!  Come by the Caledon Farmers' Market June 8th to vote for your favourite!
For more information contact: Donna Ferron 

T: 905-58G-REEN E:

Caledon Farmers' Market on Facebook

Find us on FacebookAs the 2013 Caledon Farmers' Market approaches we will continue to share plenty of interesting and useful information about local food and food-related events on our Facebook Profile page.

As always, you are encouraged to offer your suggestions for improving the Market or to post photos or your favourite recipes.


CLICK HERE to visit us on Facebook.
Featured Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

 Entertaining this weekend? Try this incredibly delicious (& EASY!) recipe courtesy of 

HEALTHY DELICIOUS  ...your guests will be glad you did! 


"The quinoa dish is one of my favourite creations. It's made with grilled vegetables (of course!), and is absolutely delicious warm or cold. I serve it to one of my pickiest friends (always a good indicator of taste factor), and she always seems to request it. It's such a lovely salad to eat outside with a cold glass of white wine."  
-- Andrea Sarjeant, BA (Hons), CNP, NNCP


Healthy Delicious: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


Preparation Time:

- 20 minutes



  • 1 cup quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1 medium eggplant (cut into 1" slices)
  • 2 medium zucchinis (cut into 1" slices) 
  • 1/4 cup basil (roughly torn)
  • 1/4 cup mint (roughly torn)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • 1/4 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste


  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste


  1. Brush the zucchini and eggplant with a little olive oil and dust with some salt and pepper. Grill zucchini and eggplant on medium heat until you have pretty grill marks. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly and cut into 1" cubes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook quinoa.  Set aside in a big bowl.
  3. Make the dressing, adjusting seasoning to taste.
  4. Assemble the salad by stirring in the chopped eggplant and zucchini with the quinoa, topping with the dressing and giving everything a good stir.  Top with herbs and pine nuts & ENJOY!  
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