‘Locavores’ delight begins Sunday
The Stanstead Farmer’s Market will be opening for the season this Sunday, June 23rd, and after “three wonderful years on the beautiful grounds of Stanstead College”, organizers Beverly Goodsell and Eva Juul recently announced that the market would be moving to the grounds of the Colby-Curtis Museum. “We are so grateful to Stanstead College, especially Headmaster Michael Wolfe, and we thank him for his generosity. We began in a parking lot so we were very fortunate that he opened up the grounds of the College for us,” commented Farmer’s Market organizers Beverly Goodsell and Eva Juul.
“This year we decided to go to the Colby-Curtis Museum because we need to have electricity and we needed a tiled surface for prepared food because we want to aim for the highest hygienic standards,” explained Ms. Juul. “We also wanted to help promote the museum and be more visible in the community,” said Ms. Goodsell. “We’re very excited and very happy that the Farmer’s Market is coming to the Colby-Curtis Museum,” commented Harry Isbrucker, the Museum’s interim director.
Apart from the change in location, the market will continue to take place on Sunday mornings, from 10:00 am to noon, except for on the weekend of the BorderFest, July 6th, when the market will be held on Saturday at the same time as the Colby-Curtis’ Taste of the Region event.
Some of the Stanstead Farmer’s Market’s locally-produced products that will be on sale include bakery goods, bison products, honey products, smoked salmon and trout, home-made samosas and vegetables and fruits as they come into season. One vendor will have a product that originates far from home but will be appreciated nonetheless: olive oil from Spain, Italy and Crete. “We’re hoping to have strawberries for the opening Sunday.” There are also artisanal products available such as jewelry, stained glass, pottery and more. Dear Subscribers, We have been proceeding with a verification of all our subscribers and we wish to thank you all for being so cooperative and helpful in clarifying some issues. But do not be surprised if you are automatically cancelled beginning July if we cannot reach you. Also to ensure uninterrupted mailing of your Journal, please take the time to check your label for the expiry date, Jan13 means it expires January 2013 and call us to renew otherwise you may not receive your next edition. This can be done either by telephone 819-876-7514 toll free 1-800-567-1259, in person at our office 620 Dufferin, Stanstead or via email at: journal@ stanstead-journal.com Thank you for your cooperation.
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Stanstead Farmers’ Market organizers (l. to r.) Bev Goodsell and Eva Juul are excited about holding the Market on the grounds of the Colby-Curtis Museum beginning on Sunday.