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Sorauren Farmers' Market

The Market Moves INSIDE
 
Our year-round market has grown in size and popularity since we first opened in 2008.
On November 3rd we move inside for the winter season.
 
Many of your favorite vendors will be with us. Check our list on our main page and look for updates at West End Food Co-op Sorauren Farmers' Market on Facebook.
 
On offer is fresh, local, organic or sustainaly grown foods.
The market is a one-stop-shop and an essential way to connect eaters with farmers.
We strongly support new farmers and producers.
 
The sense of community will draw you in, the delicious food will bring you back
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Market News

Our Country Fair- September 1st, 2014

By Corry Ouellette

I walked outside early Monday morning and was covered by a misty rain. This couldn't be. It was the day of the fair! I proceeded to search for reassurance on a number of weather websites and found none. The ominous thunder shower icon was everywhere. But when I pulled up to the Field House in Sorauren Park the sun came through like it does in movies and our set up began. Bunting was strung, farmers' loaded in, tables were laden with sweet tarts and piles of vegetables, jams and pies for tasting, tents were being raised and animals penned up, hay bales piled. It had the feeling of an old-timey market with newness in the air. The bell rang and people filled the space. Our community.

It was a great day. A grand day. 

Kid's had the opportunity to meet ducks, rabbits, sheep, goats, chickens and a pig. The duck with the pompadour appropriately named Pompom was a favorite.

Our opening musicians Reenie and Lea warmed up the crowd with fiddle music and were followed by the amazing Combo Royale, complete with accordian, banjo and sousaphone, who got the crowd dancing to old time swing. Their rendition of "Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird" was priceless.

 

Our first Blue Ribbon Competition had many tasty entries. Many thanks to all participants! Delish!

Best Jam or Jelly

1st Lindsay Jensen with Strawberry Balsamic Jam

 Honorable mention: Ashley (from CHOCOSOL) with Golden Raspberry Jam

Best Pie

1st Aaron Caplan with Peach Pie

Honorable mention Anna Howard with Lemon Pie

and Diana Dicklish with Peach Pie for her fancy criss-cross pattern

Best Sauce or Salsa

1st Melissa Murray with Tomato Sauce

Honorable mention: Mary Lou Morgan with Bettina’s Chili Sauce

Best Pickle

1st Linda and Asher with Hot Ash Pickles

Strangest Looking Vegetable

1st PACT for John Lennon Eggplant

Honorable mention: PACT for Octocarrot

Best Vendor Table Display

1st Footstep Organics

Honorable mention: Clover Roads Organic Farm (the hay bales were a nice touch)

Special thanks to all of our volunteers, workers, and helpful hands.

Our contest judges, Blythe of Spade and Spoon, Susanna from the WEFC, Len from the Depanneur and Tom from the Westerly Restaurant. Thank you to Bernardin for donations to competitors.

And so much gratitude for these folks; Amandine, Brad, Caileigh, Delfina, Ely, Eric, Saara, Yasmina, Caitlin for the posters, Krista for the sound system, Lisa for photos and all of the staff at the WEFC.