Consider this an invitation to join us for lunch at the Kemptville Farmers’ Market on September 22 from 12-4pm at the regular market location in the B&H Lot (200 Sanders Street) in downtown Kemptville. The new fall event is called MarketTable, and here’s how it works: the market is going to set up and dress a huge, long, fancy community table with tablecloths, flowers, candles, and our fun collection of plates and silver. We will also bring the wine, hire the music, and even handle cleaning up the dishes after… you just need to show up, pick out what you’d like to eat, and share a meal with your family, friends, and neighbours!
The meal is the buyer’s choice—there is an awesome selection from all of our regular concessions and bakery vendors, of course, as well as a few one-time ‘ready to eat’ offerings from other folks. You need lunch anyway, why not come and see what your market has to offer for that day?
In addition to local foods; local wines, beers, and spirits (with non-alcoholic options as well) will be available for the day (in designated areas) thanks to a cash bar being offered by Catered Affairs; the lovely little company that provides food service in the historic dining hall on the Kemptville College Campus.
Kid’s Activities will also be on offer in a one-of-a-kind kid’s zone hosted by Counselor Kristin Strackerjan.
Live Music will liven up the mood with appearances by our local smile-maker, George Buys; dance-able world fiddle music by Fiddlehead Stew; and maybe even a few up-tempo rock songs from local folk-rock troubadour Bruce Enloe.
Local restaurants or cooks with an urge to participate are invited to rent a stall for the day (at our low single day rate); to qualify, the vendor must be willing to sell only made-from-scratch foods, and is encouraged to used market-sourced and/or local ingredients.
Some may remember a parent event to this one, MarketPlates, which was discontinued in 2017. Where MarketPlates was a ticketed event with local chefs formally paired with local farmers, MarketTable is a different kind of event that is, in essence, a simple invitation to choose the Farmers Market as your lunch destination on Sunday, September 22.
If you have an idea to help make our ‘MarketTable’ event even more fun, let us know, we are wide open to any new ideas! To contact us or for more information, reach out to the Kemptville Farmers’ Market coordinator and Community Liaison, Bruce Enloe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-816-3675 (text or leave a message.)
Kemptville Farmers’ Market is a producers’ market providing seasonally available, locally grown or produced vegetables, fruit, grass-fed beef, chicken, pork, sausage, herbs, flowers, seedlings, chocolate, baked goods, bread, beverages, honey, a variety of ethnic and interesting food concessions, maple products, preserves, arts & crafts and much, much more!
The Market runs every Sunday from 12 (noon) to 4 pm from mid-May to the end of October. Visit us at 200 Sanders Street, at the corner of Oxford and Rideau Streets in Old Town Kemptville.