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Canning Outdoor Market and Movie Evening

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event
Canning’s open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars (photo courtesy of Lynn Eisener)

If you were in Canning Friday evening, chances are you stopped by Bruce Spicer park to enjoy an  open-air market and a free screening of the Disney/Pixar hit movie, Coco, under the moon-and-star-lit sky.  The Canning and Area Business Development Association (CABDA) was on hand to set up and operate the movie and help out. The Canning Recreation team  supplied cool refreshment and the aroma of their freshly popped popcorn was nearly impossible to resist. It was a fabulous, fun family movie night!

There was a sizable turnout of vendors and visitors, with many families (and kids of all ages) attending the screening on such a perfect evening — not too hot or cool — under a gorgeous, summer night sky.

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event
Canning’s open-air Market & Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson).

Before the movie,  open-air vendors were displaying a lovely and interesting array of products and services, including CAPREFloating Bridge Centre for LearningLittle Piggies Reflexology, Monk & Nun, Mr. B’s MakeryNew Hope Wesleyan Church, Petite Patrie Chocolate,  and Rodan + Fields.  As well, Canning Recreation had a table with information about their many services and active involvement in the community.

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event - Petite Patrie Chocolate
Petite Patrie Chocolate (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

Gabrielle Breault and Peter Austin-Smith of Petite Patrie Chocolate were offering samples of their exquisite organic, fair trade bean-to-bar chocolate. Caution: it’s addictive!

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event - Petite Patrie Chocolate
Petite Patrie Chocolate (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

Fun messages on the back of those awesome tee shirts!

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event
Little Piggies Reflexology (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

Shelley Bezanson-Corkum (seated, above) basks in the pampered afterglow of Marie Jardine’s tantalising foot treatments. Marie owns Little Piggies Reflexology and offers therapeutic, relaxing foot and head related treatment and massage.

The event was made possible thanks to the kind support of the Village of Canning, and the hard work, planning, and volunteer efforts of Canning Recreation and CABDA .

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Market and Movie Events at Bruce Spicer Park

CABDA Canning Village Movie in the Park 07-2018

 

Hey Market Vendors and Business Owners — Exciting News!

Canning is hosting an evening outdoor Market on July 20th from 7pm-9pm and we would like to invite you to come and share your business at the market.  And the great news is the Market will be advertised on K-Rock radio for the entire week leading up to the event so there will be a lot of advertising for this Market.

Date:  July 20th
Location: Bruce Spicer Park (outdoors) in Canning
Time:  7  – 9 PM

Cost:  $25 for one table or $45 for two tables (tables are 6′ in length)
(Free for not-for-profits)

Included in the cost is a table and radio advertising, however, you are responsible to bring a chair.   All proceeds raised will be going to CABDA Canning Area and Business Development Association, a non-profit organization in the Village of Canning.

After the market, Canning & District Recreation will be hosting a movie night under the stars at the same location.  Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy an outdoor movie that will start at dusk (shortly after 9 pm).  This will also attract people to the event.

For payments, you have a couple of options: e-transfers or cheque. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically once you reserve your spot.

Don’t miss out, reserve your spot today by following this link:
https://form.jotform.com/Patriechoco/cabda-market–movie-at-the-park

Launch of WFM2Go

Wolfville Farmers Market

The Wolfville Farmers’ Market is thrilled to share news that it is launching WFM2Go, an on-line store and weekly community delivery service designed to offer convenient access to fresh and local products while also building a robust local economy and healthy connected communities.

As the WFM inaugurates this service, it will start with fourteen WFM vendors offering approximately 150 products and in partnership with three Community Hubs in Canning, Berwick and Wolfville.  Customers can choose precisely the products they would like to order with this weekly service.

The Wolfville Farmers’ Market will offer this service year-round and is particularly excited to work with the early adopters (vendors, community hubs and customers) throughout each season. This new food distribution system has the potential to vastly increase the sustainability of its smaller producers while offering convenience, accessibility and connection for customers who will pay the same prices as those at the brick and mortar Wolfville Farmers’ Market.

“We are excited about this project because it improves accessibility to local food for more Nova Scotians and because it creates increased opportunities for small farms and businesses to sell their products and grow as local entrepreneurs – something that we feel is an important step for building a more resilient, local economy,”  said Jocelyn Durston of Seven Acres Farm.

The website is now ready for customers to sign up for an account, and starting on Wednesday, June 28th at 7 pm, customers can place orders for the first delivery date of Wednesday, July 5th.

When customers shop online they can search by product type or producer, and choose the community location where they would like to pick up their products.  The weekly ordering cut off on Monday at 5 pm allows enough time for producers to harvest and assemble products according to orders and bring them to the Market on Wednesday afternoons where WFM2Go will aggregate and then deliver to Community Hubs in Canning and Berwick for Wednesday evening.  There will also be an option to pick up at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market itself during the Wednesday Market Suppers.  

The Community Hubs are made up of people and organizations interested in increasing access to fresh local food in their community.  Each Hub, while offering a pick-up hour for the WFM2Go orders, will have unique programming depending on the needs and assets of their community.  Hub programs or events can include a speakers series, opportunities for other local vendors, recipe swaps or sampling demos and Meet the Farmer Days.  Depending on the partners involved in each Hub, there will be opportunities for community members to donate gift certificates so that others in their community may be given the opportunity to participate as well, to further increase access to fresh and local products.

“I am excited about the opportunity to bring people and communities together and to break another barrier to accessing local agriculture for community members,” said Jennie Weisner Director of Canning Recreation and the Hub Host for the Canning Community Hub.

Those who wish to become early adopters of this service can read more and sign-up now at: https://wfm2go.localfoodmarketplace.com.  We have also started a WFM2Go

Facebook Page and Instagram Account for those who want to be part of the WFM2Go Community.

“This project has been a long time coming,” said Wolfville Farmers’ Market Manager, Kelly Marie Redcliffe.  “We haven’t been able to find any other examples of a Farmers’ Market launching its own online store and delivery service for their community members, but there are many food hubs, community shared agriculture programs and web developers working to help increase access to local food and we are grateful to all those who have blazed this trail and helped us along the way.  Mostly, however, I am grateful for our vendors who impress me every week with their amazing products and generosity of spirit.  In every way this project has been designed with their sincere wish to nourish and better the health of our communities.  It’s the kind of success I feel so privileged to be part of and I am very excited by the possibilities,”

Wolfville Farmers Market logo 

 

Media Contacts

WFM2Go Contact
Kelly Marie Redcliffe
manager@wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca
902.690.7951

 

Canning Hub Contact
Jennie Weisner
902.582.2033
director@canningrecreation.com

Berwick Hub Contact
Kelsey Best
bestkelsey902@gmail.com
902-670-7448