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October 4

By |September 30th, 2014|

Hard to believe we’re down to our second last market of the year! The Festival of Squash continues to grow. Our Pyramid of Squash will have even more squash this week! Squash du jour: Rouge Vif d’Etampes (which means pumpkin pie recipes, including one from 1796). We also plan on serving Butternut Squash Soup (Breadstuffs Bakery) through 4-H! Music this week: Chick Wagon. Scheduled wineries: Domaine Rochette and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.

September 27

By |September 25th, 2014|

Yellow Point Cranberries at the market this week. Squash du jour: Butternut Squash. Check out our growing squash display… Enter our Name That Squash contest and be eligible to win $25 Market Buck$. And be the first on your block to sport our unique Eat Squash button! On stage: Brad Prevederos. Scheduled wineries: Domaine Rochette, Tod Creek Cider.

September 20

By |September 17th, 2014|

The fabulous one-man band, Dave Harris, performs at the market on Saturday! deVine Vineyards and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse will be at the market offering samples and selling bottles of their fine products to take home.  This week we start our weather protocol. The Market has the option of setting up inside the RCMP Barn at the Saanich Fairground if the weather is poor.  If the weather looks good, then we set up on the field as usual. The reason for setting up inside on rainy days is to provide our market customers a comfortable place to shop and to protect our vendors’ products from damaging rains. Of course, it it’s sunny we all like to be on the field!

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

By |September 12th, 2014|

2  acorn squash
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
½ cup raisins
¼ cup liquid honey or molasses
¼ cup chopped walnuts
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Cut squash in half; remove seeds. Combine applesauce, raisins, honey and walnuts. Fill squash with mixture; dot each squash with butter.  Sprinkle with lemon zest, juice and cinnamon.
Place filled squash in shallow baking pan; pour in hot water to ¼ inch depth. Bake, covered, in preheated oven for 30 minutes; uncover and bake for another 20 minutes or until squash is tender.

Recipe provided by Shannon O’Sullivan of Sayward Lea Preserves.

September 13

By |September 9th, 2014|

We’ll be out on the field again this week! Music by Out Stealing Mules. Scheduled wineries: Dragonfly Hill Vineyard & Winery and Symphony Vineyard. Squash du jour: Acorn squash (recipes for Apple Stuffed Squash and Sinful Acorn Squash). On September 20 we’ll be starting to build our squash pyramid…

September 6

By |August 25th, 2014|

The next market is Saturday, September 6 – there is no market on August 30 as the historic Saanich Fair takes over the Fairgrounds. There is a farmers-only market at the Fair managed by the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association but you need to pay to get into the Fair to access the market. We are back on September 6 and continue every Saturday until Thanksgiving (October 11).

August 23

By |August 18th, 2014|

Hope everyone enjoyed Family Day!  This week’s special activity is zucchini racing! Saanich Peninsula Flavour Trails has built a new zucchini race track and we’re testing it out before the Saanich Fair. Come on out – fun for kids of all ages. Brad Prevederos is back again to provide music. We’ll let you know later in the week what wineries will be at the market.

Zucchini Racing at the Saanich Fair


August 16

By |August 10th, 2014|

Family Day at the MarketIt’s the 4th Annual Central Saanich Family Festival at the Market on August 16 – bouncy castles, games and prizes! Music by the Chick Wagon Band. Wineries this week: Dragonfly Hill Vineyard & Winery and Tod Creek Cider. The 10th Tsartlip Scout group and PEMO are also joining us on Saturday. Sponsored by the Saanichton Village Association, Seafirst Insurance, CIBC and Panorama Recreation.


August 9

By |August 7th, 2014|

Oh happy day – it’s meat day at the market! Flexitarians, today is your day! Help celebrate our farm meat vendors and enjoy a special market lunch among friends. Beef burgers from Boughneath Farm, sockeye burgers from Captain Pete, lamb burgers from Olde Country Registered Sheep and beef smokies from Ravenstone Farm Artisan Meats. Plus condiments from Sayward Lea Preserves (Lime Mint Jelly, Pickled Blueberries), Rozy’s Jams (Gossip Chutney) and Snowdon House (Douglas Fir Vinegar). Buns by Breadstuffs. Music on Saturday: bluesman Bill Johnson. Wineries this week: Symphony Vineyard and Domaine Rochette. We’re also joined by Tour de Rock and the Bard on Beacon (no, not Bacon).

August 2

By |July 28th, 2014|

Peninusula Country Market shopping bagIt”s Bag Day on August 2 at the Market. We have 75 Friend of the Market bags to give away for free! Come early and get your special shopping bag – then fill it with market goodies! Forsooth – Bard on Beacon will also be stopping by to provide some colourful entertainment! Wineries this week: We are joined by Muse Winery and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Music this week: Eric Roberts brings Johnny Cash alive on stage…

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