Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Introducing Darlene of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
“Is the lady who sells beetniks here today?”
We’ve been asked this question countless times at the RFM Information Booth, and for good reason: they’re delicious! The lady in question is Darlene (aka Mother Hubbard), and she’s been selling ‘yummy-licious Ukrainian dishes’ at the market for the 20+ years. Hailing from Hubbard, SK, Darlene has been a Saturday market staple, selling homemade comfort food with a smile.
What’s in Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard? All of your favourite Ukranian dishes! Including everything from borscht and beetniks to cabbage rolls and perogies - (essentially all of Baba’s classic dishes.) All of Mother Hubbard’s products are from recipes handed down from at least three generations – with a bit of tweaking along the way. What began as a family project, Darlene's friendly and kind demanor paired with her tasty recipes are now an iconic market favourite
Darlene’s favourite aspect of being a market vendor is the unity of family among the vendors and the uplifting and energizing atmosphere created when City Square Plaza is full of vendors and customers looking for their favourite products. Additionally, with all the variables that come with being a market vendor (weather, ability to make it to markets, etc.) Darlene finds that being a vendor is never boring!