Culinary Festival: We are delighted to be participating in the Culinary Festival again this year. We will be hosting a cooking demo with Celebrity Chefs Christian Pritchard and Ted Reader on July 31 at the Thursday Market. At the Saturday Market Aug 2nd, we will be the start point for the wild food walks. And on Sunday August 3rd we will be a big part of the Feast of Farms event.
Feast of Farms event is the final event of the festival and is where we will see a true celebration of local food and chef talent coming together to share their collective skills. The event will be a classy dinner at Rivendell Farms for 100 guests from 6-9pm on Sunday August the 3rd. Celebrity, regional and local chefs will use produce from our members as well as prepared foods (preserves) to make their culinary creations. Tickets are for sale at the Yukon Made Store for $60 each (includes transportation to and from town). If you are interested in getting your Volunteer fee worked off I can use some additional hands on both Saturday with setup and Sunday pre, during and post the event. Please email Colin if you want to volunteer.
Market: Regular Thursday evening and Saturday morning markets are on now. We've been enjoying remarkable summer weather with a great turnout. Come join the fun! Thursday evening market from 3 to 8 pm until September 11. Saturday morning market from 10 am to 2 pm until September 27. Call the Yukon Made Store at 393-2255 for more information or to offer your assistance with either market.
Days of Christmas: Registration will happen on Tuesday August 19th at 6pm to 9pm (or until we are full) in the Yukon Made Store. Of course it will be a busy night so again we will NOT be selling memberships that day - if you are not a current member for the 2014 season you must update your membership earlier in the month (prior to registration day). All members who want to participate in the sale must first read this document (click here to read the -Is this Sale for You? document) and then print and fill out the registration form (click here for Registration form). It has become the new norm for a pre-line to form before registration opens so you may need to factor that into your evening plan.
Membership: Can be purchased at the Yukon Made Store. Don't forget about the $50
volunteer fee. If you volunteered time in 2013, just let Colin or Chris know in the office. They'll help you figure out whether that
meets the entire commitment or part of it. (And, there's no need to
feel guilty if you didn't have time to volunteer - we hope you'll
consider it $50 well spent.)
Store: Tuesday to Saturday. (Tuesday & Wednesday
11 - 5, Thursday & Friday 11 - 6, and Saturday from 11 until 4)
You can find the work of over 20 local artisans as well as information
about the outdoor market and a library for the Growers of Organic Food
Yukon and information about the
production of nutrition facts panels for local products.
Community Market Gear: Fleece hoodies, T-shirts, toques and ball caps - all embroidered with
the Fireweed Community Market Society logo. You can find them in the
Yukon Made Store - what a great way to show your support for the market!
Want to know about volunteering in 2014? We are always happy to have
extra hands. (And it will offset your volunteer fee in 2015.) Check the
list. If you have an idea for something you'd
like to do that you don't see on the list, just give us a call 393-2255.
Plant a Row,
Grow a Row Campaign: plan on growing an extra row of
vegetables next year and donate the harvest to the Whitehorse Food
Bank. For more information: Phone Julie: (867) 393-2265