This Week at the RFM (May 22 & May 25)
Join us at the Regina Farmers' Market this week on Wednesday, May 22 and Saturday, May 25. Farmers’ Markets take place on City Square Plaza from 9 am to 1 pm.
It's Popeye's favourite time of year--the spinach is here! Find this nutritional powerhouse making an appearance at the booths of several of our local growers this week.
Here are some other fresh, Saskatchewan-grown vegetables to keep an eye out for this week:
Wednesday and Saturday
Floating Gardens- mini cucumbers, cocktail tomatoes, lettuce, and herbs
Kangro Gardens- cucumbers (mini, nokya), swiss chard, and HUGE basil plants
Heliotrope Organic Farm- lettuce, spinach, green onions, and if the frost didn't get it--some of the first asparagus this year!
Kaleidoscope Vegetable Gardens- scallions, radishes, beet greens, spinach
Southland Colony- cellar clear out!
Waldeck Colony- carrots, beets, potatoes
More hours of daylight brings an abundance of eggs. You just can't beat a farm-fresh-laid-this-morning egg. Well actually, you can beat it! Or fry it. Or poach it. Or hard-boil it. Find nutritious, delicious eggs at JE Ranch (Wednesday and Saturday), The Scandinavian Sweethearts (Saturday only), Cobblestone Farm (Saturday only), and Miller's By-Gone Farm (Saturday only).
Fire up that BBQ because Cobblestone Farm will be starting at the RFM this Saturday! Joanna and Carl are originally from the UK but they now call Saskatchewan home. From their farm near Imperial, SK they raise a rare breed of pig called Berkshires on their pasture. Berkshire pork is famed for its delicious and unique flavour. We can attest--their products are truly scrumptious! Cobblestone Farm will be bringing some familiar items like bacon, sausages, ribs, and roasts but also a few British specialities like Cumberland Sausage and Gammon (an English cured ham). Find Cobblestone Farm on City Square Plaza starting this Saturday (and a few Saturdays after that)!
Welcome, Joanna and Carl! We're thrilled to have you along this season!
Southland Colony will be joining us for their very first market of 2019! Find them on the west end of the Plaza with bags and bags of beautiful Saskatchewan-grown vegetables that have been safely stored safely in their cellars since the fall harvest! Carrots that have spent some time in the cellar seem to get sweeter with age--try some tomorrow and see for yourself!
We'll see another new/old face popping up on the Plaza--Martha's Garden! You may remember Michelle's unique (and rare) heirloom vegetables and plants as she attended the RFM in 2015-16. We're excited to welcome her back to the RFM this Saturday, May 25th (weather permitting--her plant babies hate the wind!). She'll be bringing a wide variety of gorgeous garden plants, seeds, and accessories.
This week we asked one of the RFM staff members, Kerri, to give us her market-insider recommendation. Needless to say, with so many great products available she had a really hard time narrowing it down! In the end, Kerri chose totopos (homemade tortilla chips) from El Tropezon. "They're just so crunchy and satisfying! Add a bowl of their salsa verde on the side and you've got yourself the perfect snack!" she said. It's safe to say that Kerri is not alone in her praise for El Tropezon's products as they won RFM People's Choice in 2018.
Have you met Roberto and Valeria of El Tropezon? If you’ve ever attended a Plaza market in the summer and heard the fast-paced, upbeat sounds of salsa music, chances are it led you to the El Tropezon food truck. An RFM staple, El Tropezon has been serving up authentic Mexican dishes to Saskatchewan locals for the past three years.
El Tropezon is the Flores' labour of love and their desire to bring a little bit of Mexico to the prairies. They offer a variety of fresh and frozen dishes crafted from traditional and family recipes, including chorizo and tamales passed down from Roberto’s great-grandmother (when it comes from abuela, you know it’s good!).
During food truck season, you’ll find classic Mexican street food at the El Tropezon truck, including tacos, tamales, and chilaquiles. When not in the truck, Roberto and Valeria can be found in a booth at the RFM with all kinds of goodies already prepped for you to take home. At their booth you’ll find totopos, tamales, chorizo, and salsa, to name a few. Vegan tamales and chorizo are also available.
But wait; there's more! If you've collected 20 Flok punches you can redeem them this Wednesday, May 22 for an absolutely free jar of salsa to go with those crunchy totopos! Does it get any better than that? We think not.
You'll find El Tropzeon and all of their Mexican flair at most markets this season!
We had so much fun playing last week we decided to do it again this week! Here's your chance to win a pocket full of cold, hard RFM Market Money!
Join us for another exciting round of...
🤔Clue #1: This vendor has been at attending Saturday markets at the RFM since 2017.
🤔Clue #2: Their farm has roughly 900 acres of beautiful green grass on which their bison roam (and dine!). They also raise chickens and pigs!
🤔Clue #3: Regan and Tracy are the owners and operators of this farm and are two of the nicest people you're likely to meet!
🤔Clue #4: They are providing the Flok Reward for Saturday's market (hint: keep an eye out for a clue on the Flok app, folks!)
Think you know the answer? Visit our Facebook Page and comment on the contest post to win!
As always, feel free to use a lifeline and tag a friend for help!
Winner will receive $20 of Market Money that can be used at any vendor at any market. We'll make the big announcement on Friday at 7pm.
We are pleased to welcome non-profits and community groups to the Regina Farmers’ Market! This week be sure to visit:
City of Regina - Water, Waste, and Environmental Services (May 22)
Mosaic Multicultural Dancers will return to the Plaza Stage on May 25 for their final series of multicultural performances before Mosaic kicks off on May 30!
Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim friends and neighbours! Each year, the Intercultural Dialogue Institute Regina sets up a tent for Ramadan on the Plaza to serve free meals in the evenings. This year the tent will be on the Plaza from May 23 to 27, so we’ll be sharing the Plaza with the Ramadan Tent during our May 25 market. Pop by in the evening for this wonderful community building event!
SaskExpress – these cute-as-buttons mini dancers will perform on the Plaza Stage on Saturday, June 1 and 15
Pride Festival – we are very proud to partner with Regina Pride on their annual Community Fair, which will take place adjacent to the farmers’ market on Saturday, June 8. Visit the Community Fair to learn about organizations and businesses serving and supporting LGBTQ2S members of our community.