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Street Beets July 10th, 2015: Marketus Giganticus, Who Is Back, and New Products

Street Beets July 10th, 2015: Marketus Giganticus, Who Is Back, and New Products

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To the left are Rocky Acres Orchards Saskatoon Berries. Did you know the actual name for these Canadian icons are Service Berries? Many people don't know this but they are a cousin of apples. With a sweet, nutty taste, the fruits have long been eaten by Canada's First Nation people, fresh or...


Top Customer Racelle Kooy: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Top Customer Racelle Kooy: 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Dorothy from Ponderosa Alpacas nominated Racelle Kooy as her Top Customer for our 40th Anniversary Celebration. I sat down with her last week to find out why she is an awesome customer. Racelle has lived in Regina since July 2012. She said she found out about the Market as soon as she moved...


Street Beets July 7th, 2015: What do Flowers and Juice have in common?

Street Beets July 7th, 2015: What do Flowers and Juice have in common?

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   These are Rainier Cherries from Kim's BC Fruit Truck. We have a long standing agreement with the City to rent space to this 25 year vendor. Kim and Harry own an orchard in Oliver, BC! They provide fruits we can't grow in Saskatchewan. These Rainier Cherries are sweet and firm. Great...


Street Beets July 4th, 2015: Fruit, Contests, and Produce!

Street Beets July 4th, 2015: Fruit, Contests, and Produce!

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Gorgeous hothouse tomatoes from Belle Plaine Garden! They are as big as my hand! I was using these for tomato sandwiches with mayo, salt & pepper. Belle Plaine Colony is situated close to Moose Jaw with sandy soil. They have been a part of the Market for almost twenty years. Something I have...


Market under the Stars Contest and News!

Market under the Stars Contest and News!

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Do you want to win this set of two tickets worth $40.00 for the coolest event in the city, Market under the Stars? All you have to do is ensure you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, and then share the post about Market under the Stars. You must be 19 or older to win. You'll be...


Top Customer Robin Swales: 40th Anniversary Celebration

Top Customer Robin Swales: 40th Anniversary Celebration

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When James Holtom from Salayview Farm nominated the English fellow, Robin, as his Top Customer, I knew exactly who he was talking about! Robin is a customer I have greeted many times on the street, directed to his favourite vendors, and also had long conversations with. James says he always...


Canada Day, BC Fruit, and Market Map!

Canada Day, BC Fruit, and Market Map!

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I know there are many of you that can't make it out to a Wednesday Market. Maybe you work too far away or parking is full.  As most of the Downtown Workers are off that day there will be plenty of parking tomorrow. Hours will be 9am to 1pm as usual, Wednesday July 1st, 2015 on the Plaza at...


Street Beets June 26th, 2015: Heliotrope Organic Produce and a Dynamite Market!

Street Beets June 26th, 2015: Heliotrope Organic Produce and a Dynamite Market!

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Beautiful products are coming in from Heliotrope Organic Farms! Pictured here are Cucumbers, Mint, Romaine Lettuce, and Red Leaf Butter Lettuce. Rick and Hayley have been part of the Market for 10 years. They run an organic farm in the Craven/Lumsden area. Heliotrope is a particular favourite...


Street Beets June 23rd, 2015: S & S Flowers, Food Trucks, and Vendor Map

Street Beets June 23rd, 2015: S & S Flowers, Food Trucks, and Vendor Map

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A splash of yellow at the Plaza Markets! Sharon talks to customers at her S&S Flowers booth full of beautiful perennials and annuals! These are Lilium Asiatic "Petite Brigette" Lily. There are so many high quality flowers to choose from! Sharon can help you learn how to take care of your...


Street Beets June 19th, 2015: Fresh Veggies, Honey, and Hail?

Street Beets June 19th, 2015: Fresh Veggies, Honey, and Hail?

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Really? That was lots of hail! The sound was scary. I now see how that can ruin crops in mere moments. The farmers have been telling me they are needing rain, that it has been dry. It was a strange start to the year; not wet but colder than usual. Despite this our good friends at Spring...


Street Beets June 16th, 2015: Good, Healthy, and Yummy!

Street Beets June 16th, 2015: Good, Healthy, and Yummy!

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Pictured here are wonderful farm mustards from Scandinavian Sweethearts. They source the mustard seed from a neighbouring farmer and the ingredients from their own garden or the Market vendors. There are some excellent flavours for any type of meat, sauce, marinade or sandwich you could put it...


Street Beets June 12th, 2015: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Slight Change of Location!

Street Beets June 12th, 2015: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Slight Change of Location!

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The big news this week is combined events with the Pile O' Bones BBQ Competition. There are times when the events that request the Plaza are big enough that we have to move off the Plaza. The June 13th Market is one of those. We will be moving to 1900 and 2000 Block of Scarth Street. This isn't...


Street Beets June 9th, 2015: Bon Burger, Big Markets, and Awesome Weather!

Street Beets June 9th, 2015: Bon Burger, Big Markets, and Awesome Weather!

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Thank goodness for good weather finally! It makes for a much more enjoyable Market for you and for the vendors. Attendance was huge for Saturday Market. All the vendors were busy, there were lots of doggies out for walks, and everyone was having a good time. It is an unusual amount of attendance...


Street Beets June 5th, 2015: Partnerships, New Food Truck & Colonies In!

Street Beets June 5th, 2015: Partnerships, New Food Truck & Colonies In!

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There really is so much happening at once! I have much to report. Pictured here is my Wednesday Plaza Market lunch. It was fresh, crunchy, tasty, and healthy. The sald is called Fattoush. It is a Middle Eastern salad made from parsley, mint, cucumber, tomato, crunchy homemade pita chips, and...


NEW: Market Haul Contest!

NEW: Market Haul Contest!

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I've noticed that social media users love to share what they have purchased at the Market. Customers are so amazed with the high quality products they can find at Regina Farmers' Market. I thought, why not make a contest out of it? Above you will see an exclusive RFM cloth bag and pin. There...


Street Beets June 3rd, 2015: Poutine Cravings & Contest Fun!

Street Beets June 3rd, 2015: Poutine Cravings & Contest Fun!

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Ottenbriet's Meats, the makers of Grayson Sausage were a big hit at Market, so much so the website crashed with too many people trying to read the last Street Beet! One of our vendors was well pleased about this news. He decided to immediately add a Grayson Sausage Poutine to his menu at Mr....


Street Beets May 30th, 2015: Meat, Record Breaking Markets, and Kids' Club Cancelled this Market.

Street Beets May 30th, 2015: Meat, Record Breaking Markets, and Kids' Club Cancelled this Market.

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There is so much news, it's going to take a longer blog post! So, here we go! Famed Saskatchewan meat processers Ottenbriet Meats will start their first Market as an RFM Vendor tomorrow! What are they famous for? Well most have you have heard of Grayson Sausage, right? They make more than...


Street Beets May 26th, 2015: Kid's Fun and Early Veggies

Street Beets May 26th, 2015: Kid's Fun and Early Veggies

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In the picture above you can see Yoyo balloons from Hoops n' Things. It is a company that specializes in toys. Run by Angela from Angela's Own Homestyle, you can find her booth nearer Lorne Street on the Plaza. She uses only high quality goods to make her yoyos, so they will be long lasting...


Street Beets May 22nd, 2015: Southland Colony Chickens and Eggs!

Street Beets May 22nd, 2015: Southland Colony Chickens and Eggs!

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Tomorrow is the Cathedral Arts Festival Street Fair. When I took over years ago as the Manager, I got all my experience as the Street Fair Coordinatoer for 8 years before that. It was an education! I learned how to make an event grow and add fun to it for everyone. Whenever I walk into...


Street Beets May 19th, 2015: FULL Market Tomorrow! Finally, Good Weather!

Street Beets May 19th, 2015: FULL Market Tomorrow! Finally, Good Weather!

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Tomorrow is going to be an awesome Market. I count 50 booths if you include our Info Booth! Pretty great Wednesday May Market. Back in the day we never even got up to 50 vendors during the middle of summer. Fabulous! Above is a picture of Earthy Aritsan's Hypertufa pot and plant combo!...


Street Beets May 15th, 2015: Kilts and Local Products, Here Comes the Highland Games!

Street Beets May 15th, 2015: Kilts and Local Products, Here Comes the Highland Games!

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Tomorrow we share the Plaza with the Highland Games! It is the first time this event will be held. It will take up practically the whole Victoria Park! Some of the female vendors are understandably quite thrilled to hear this news. If you are interested in getting a real Scottish vendor's...


Street Beets May 12th, 2015: 40th Birthday, Vendor Map and Greenhouse Produce!

Street Beets May 12th, 2015: 40th Birthday, Vendor Map and Greenhouse Produce!

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Greenhouses are in, greenhouses are in! Kangro Gardens, Don Mitchell, and Floating Gardens are going to bring in the produce, greens, herbs, and vegetables for the perfect salad. Salayview Farm's own Marin Waddell was suggesting a great salad on twitter last week that has me craving. She makes...


Street Beets May 8th, 2015: Show your Mom some Local Love!

Street Beets May 8th, 2015: Show your Mom some Local Love!

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Today was absolutely sweet. My son's school had a special tea and spa experience planned for the mommies of the Grade 5/6 class. It was nice to realize how important we are to these small people in our lives. Sometimes I forget how much the daily things I do as a mother mean to my young son. I...


Street Beets May 5th, 2015: Map and more Food Trucks!

Street Beets May 5th, 2015: Map and more Food Trucks!

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Tomorrow you can have pulled pork to your heart's content, nachos, burgers, soup, sandwiches, poutine... Yes, you heard me right, Prairie Smoke & Spice, Nacho Fiesta, and Bon Burger are back. Mr. Spudds Poutiniere and Soup...simply had an awesome day on Saturday. Quite frankly they were run...


Street Beets May 1st, 2015: We're back on the Plaza! Salads, Apple Moon Shine, and Food Trucks

Street Beets May 1st, 2015: We're back on the Plaza! Salads, Apple Moon Shine, and Food Trucks

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Tomorrow my tummy will be full of real tasting tomatoes from Kangro Garden, Rainbow Quinoa Salad from Soup...Simply, and Smoked Bacon Poutine from Mr. Spudds Poutiniere. That won't be all of my shopping either. Life could not be better! Seriously. You may think I am jaded, I work here after all....