Thursday, December 9, 2010

Saskatoon Farmers' Market December 2010 Newsletter

Wally’s Urban Market Garden, Prairie Pie Company, Good Spirit Farm & Bakery

The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market vendors are an awesome bunch of hard-working, creative people.

Wally’s Urban Market Garden
Some farmers have a large rural acreage; others grow their crops in a greenhouse. Wally Satzewich and Gail Vandersteen grow their crops on up to 30 small, urban plots.

In the winter, Wally focuses his attention on SPIN (small plot intensive farming). Working with a partner in the United States, SPIN offers educational material and answers questions from other people who are interested in small-scale intensive farming.

Prairie Pie Company
Mary Uzelman and Kevin Porfoun have a 12-acre orchard with sour cherries, Saskatoon berries, rhubarb, raspberry and black currant near the Hague Ferry, north of Aberdeen. Mary bakes up a storm with her fruit – muffins, pies, smoothies and more. Kevin is in charge of the specialty coffees. And there’s always a smile and a cheerful word along with your purchase.

Good Spirit Farm & Bakery
Jonathan Lee defines artisan bread as a hands-on quality product that has been thought about from start to finish. He and his partner, Peyton Leavitt, grow the wheat, bake the bread in a wood oven and drive two hours to the Market every week to sell their product. (Here is an expanded article about Good Spirit Bakery.)
Happy Hour – December 22
December 22 is the last market before Christmas. The Market will be open from 11 to 7 with children’s activities in the morning and a happy hour hosted by Living Sky Winery from 4 to 7.

If you would like to stay up to date on Saskatoon Farmers’ Market news, email and ask to be included on the mailing list. Or follow the Market on Facebook.

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