Oakville Organic Farmer’s Market: Week 4

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Good evening!

Another Saturday, another Farmer’s market

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We were blessed with another gorgeous, sunny, and hot day! Unlike the past few weeks, the humidity was very low and there was a nice breeze today. It was just perfection!!!

Setting up…

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Let’s just say packing and unpacking takes a loooong time. It takes us a good hour to set up.

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Eric made a Market Checklist and he makes us go through it together every Friday night! It is hilarious.

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He gets really into it!  :biggrin:

He doesn’t strike me as the ‘list maker type’, however he just informed me that he makes lists at work too. Just when I thought I knew the man who sleeps next to me each night he throws this curve ball at me.

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I love that he gave himself his own section on the list. He is always on call for work on weekends so he always has to bring his laptop, pager, and internet card. He actually got paged twice today and had to leave for a bit. When he returned there were about 10 people around our table and I was feeling the pressure! lol.

FYI- Sunglasses and Snacks are crossed off because 1) He lost his sunglasses and 2) He can just eat Glo Bars. There is a method to his madness I tell you!

I always giggle to myself when I see him going over the checklist and ticking things off and writing notes to himself.

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Love that he wrote ‘Ange’s Tea’ and circled it. I guess it is not a secret that I need it to function in the morning!  :tongue: Happy wife = happy life….

Here are the pictures of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Macaroons! They sold out very fast. Next week I will have to make more. I wish I still had one to eat right now…I would inhale it.

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Funny fact: Several children run up to the Glo Dough and grab a ball and inhale them! It is hilarious. We hear a lot of the kids chanting, ‘Glo Dough, Glo Dough, Glo Dough’!!! You can’t put a price on that kind of entertainment. 

We had about 4 plates of Glo Bar samples today- Adore, Empower, Liberate, and Present, along with samples of chocolate chip cookie Glo Dough, Chocolate PB macaroons, and chocolate coffee macaroons.

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Dooooooogies! There were lots today.

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As predicted, it died off at noon…like clockwork! However, we still had an excellent morning of sales. Each week we sell more and see more return customers (and lots of new friendly faces!). I met several more blog readers today too, but didn’t get any pictures as it was super busy at the time. I wish I could chat the day away with these awesome ladies. I also told some new ladies about my blog today so hopefully we have some new readers stopping by!

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Where the magic happens…

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A man asked Eric if he ‘loved yoga’ (as my Lululemon water bottle says!) his response was, ‘Ummm I love when my wife does yoga…

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Eric is actually a natural at yoga. He tried a downward dog once and would have put Rodney Yee to shame. I was so jealous.

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[PS- News will be forthcoming about Eric’s guest post.]

The only produce I purchased at the market was fresh mint for my Green Monsters…can’t wait! I was going to buy cherries, but they informed me that their organic cherries were no longer organic as they had to spray them with pesticides to keep them alive. Total bummer.

Lunch was soooo late- not until about 4pm! Hunger monster was full force.

I snipped some fresh basil from the plant in the backyard for my open-faced sandwich. Not only have I not killed the basil plant yet, but I am happy to report to you that it has NEW GROWTH. *Swoon. I know, pictures will follow shortly. I almost shed a tear.

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This Sandwich featured two slices of toasted Ezekiel bread, spinach, roasted red pepper hummus, tomato paste, sea salt, ground black pepper, and basil. Perfecto!

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I also had a huuuuge salad composed of mixed greens, carrots, tomato, Aduki beans, green onions, and snow peas.

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This was my first time trying Aduki Beans and I must say I was not wowed. At least not eating them plain. They might be nice in my Maple Baked Beans. (Totally just got a craving for those baked beans again).

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The salad was still good though and I gobbled it up.

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However the hunger monster was not tamed yet, I proceeded to have a Cherry, Banana, and Coconut Butter mini loaf heated up in the microwave for 10 seconds. It was much more moist after being heated up.

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And even more delicious with some Earth Balance

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Yum.

Well, it’s time for a late dinner and then we are off to visit with some friends for the evening. Have a great night and I will see you tomorrow!

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Charlotte March 7, 2014

Hi-I’m always interested in coconut and have been craving coconut and chocolate! Where do you obtain coconut in bulk at a good price? thx!

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Preena July 13, 2010

Angela – I loved the Glo Bars I picked up at the market the other day. Coffee is not in my routine so the Empower bar was a treat! :) See you next time!

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Sami July 12, 2010

That is a magical tent :) Eric is so sweet! You’ve got him whipped into shape, alright! ;)

Maybe the regular version of the beans would’ve tasted better as opposed to the unsalted? I know I can definitely taste a difference in things like canned green beans and such with no salt added/regular versions :)

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Marathon Bound Girl aka Grace July 12, 2010

Eric is too funny, love it when guys do lists. My hubby is a sticky note guy with lists on them, it’s cute. He also sends himself messages on his voicemail to remind him of stuff…LOL! Your set up for market is too cute. I love organization, makes me smile. Us and some friends went to check out the CSA in our area yesterday and did not care too much for the set up. I’ll keep checking it out to see if they improve. I tried some beans recently that I did not like, Fava beans, not sure I fixed them right either. Oh well, it’s always good to know new stuff.

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Pepper Spray July 11, 2010

The list is very helpful. I like to be able to check things off.

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Lauren July 11, 2010

OMG, Eric is so adorable!! His lists are amazing!!! :)

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L July 11, 2010

Awwww Eric seems like the best husband ever! You are a lucky lady! Love the setup…your tent looks so nice! Just seeing your recap has inspired me to head over to globakery and see if you can ship some of those delish products to me in Texas!

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Rachael July 11, 2010

I look forward to the day your goods are available at farmer’s markets everywhere! Asheville would love ’em!
Supportive partners are the best – truly a blessing!

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Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind July 11, 2010

I’m about to drive from Indiana –> Canada just for some chocolate chip cookie Glo Dough. ;)

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Vegan Monkey July 11, 2010

LOVE the checklist! Finding out new things about your partner is awesome.

WISH I lived anywhere near this farmer’s market (or any organic farmer’s market for that matter)! Your Glo goodies always look delicious!

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sue July 11, 2010

A list maker! That Eric is my kind of guy! In my computer, I have a list of things I always need to take when I travel for business.

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Jill July 11, 2010

Aw, Eric is so cute :) Seems like he is really into the farmers market thing with you! Its nice you are getting repeat customers – I’d like to develop more of a relationship with some of the vendors at my local farmers market but I’m shy to talk to them :)

Where do you get the soy free Earth Balance? I can’t find it anywhere in Peterborough, the stores here have at most 1 or 2 varieties, but no soy free…

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Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 11, 2010

That checklist is immense! What an organised hubby you have! And he wears his name badge and everything! I’m not surprised the Chocolate Peanut Butter Macaroons sold so well, such a tasty combo. Glad you are enjoying the market and that you’re getting repeat customers, it must be a nice feeling to know that people love the products you are making.

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Alyssa @ Bride To Be Fit July 11, 2010

How cute is that list?! So sweet :)

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