Squamish Summer Farmers' Market
This Saturday is
FARMER APPRECIATION DAY!!
Join us as we dedicate tomorrow’s market to celebrating the people who grow & produce our food!! We’ve got 20 farmers participating in the Squamish Market this summer – with a great selection of fresh produce, meats, eggs & honey!
There will be a craft station and games for the kids – including hopping in the potato sacks!! There will also be presentations by the farmers – sharing a bit of ‘their story’, and some trivia to test your knowledge of BC Farms and Fresh Produce!!
Farmers are crucial to the health of a community. We are so lucky to have farmers in our direct, and surrounding, region that come and bring the fruits of their labour to the market!
Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the people who work so hard to bring us fresh, high quality food that is grown for a sustainable & healthy community!!
Fresh Picks Tip of the Week:
It’s Potato Season....
- Store potatoes in a dark, cool, well ventilated place.
- Colder temperatures lower than 50 degrees, such as in the refrigerator, cause a potato’s starch to convert to sugar, resulting in a sweet taste and discoloration when cooked. If you do refrigerate, letting the potato warm gradually to room temperature before cooking can reduce the discoloration.
- Perforated plastic bags and paper bags offer the best environment for extending shelf-life
- Don’t wash potatoes (or any produce, for that matter) before storing. Dampness promotes early spoilage.
- Green on the skin of a potato is the build-up of a chemical called Solanine. It is a natural reaction to the potato being exposed to too much light. Solanine produces a bitter taste and if eaten in large quantity can cause illness. If there is slight greening, cut away the green portions of the potato skin before cooking and eating.
Billy Lane & Jimmy Piche are taking care of music at the market this Saturday. Come for the food & arts, stay for a fantastic venue of local music and talent!!