UpTown Market Opening June 2nd

May 19th, 2016 | Posted by Sylvia in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on UpTown Market Opening June 2nd)

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UpTown Market will be opening for the season in two weeks, on Thursday, June 2nd, at Waterloo Square. Despite the construction on King Street, we have decided that our best course of action is to stay in our usual location, although we’ll be pushing back towards The Shops somewhat. We will be open Thursdays 3–7pm until the end of October.

We appreciate your support and understanding through the challenges posed by the ION LRT construction. We are looking forward to continued growth once King Street is reopened, especially since the new LRT stop will be very close to the market.

2016 Uptown Market Annual General Meeting

March 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Anita in Events | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 2016 Uptown Market Annual General Meeting)

The Waterloo Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market Cooperative is hosting our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 pm at the Seven Shores Cafe and Bakery on Regina St. in Waterloo.

We will begin the meeting by reviewing last year’s successes and challenges, discussing partnerships, reviewing the Financial Report and electing Board members. Many of our Board members are coming to the end of their term and we are looking for some wonderful people to fill their shoes! Members, this is a great opportunity to get your voice heard! We will also be accepting new members at this meeting. You do not need to be a vendor to be a member. The cost is 10$ to become a member of our cooperative.

Following the formal part of the agenda will be an opportunity for members and the general public to discuss the Uptown market – what is working, and what we could improve on for the 2016 season! We are also looking for volunteers, so if you are interested in helping out, we want to see you at the meeting!

This meeting will ultimately serve to help shape the future of the Uptown Market, and provide us with ideas and opportunities for growth so we can serve our vendors, and the broader community, better!

Want to learn more? Want to meet our vendors? Want to ask your questions?

Join us on March 9th!

Please RSVP to let us know you are interested.

Seeking Onsite Market Coordinator

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized | Volunteer - (Comments Off on Seeking Onsite Market Coordinator)

Do you love the UpTown Market as much as we do?

Even if you are not a vendor, you can get involved in making our our awesome, boutique, sustainable, Artisan food and craft market a central part of the community.

We are currently seeking an On Site Market Coordinator to assist with set up, take down, and troubleshooting during the Market! If you are passionate about local food and farmers’ markets, and want to get involved with a great organization, we would love to hear from you! Check our the posting below for more information on just what the position entails.

Please contact us at uptownmarketwaterloo@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved!

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Eating Local in Waterloo Region During the Winter Months

January 15th, 2016 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Eating Local in Waterloo Region During the Winter Months)

Just because winter has finally arrived doesn’t mean you can’t get great Ontario-grown produce across Waterloo Region! You’ll be surprised to see just how much is available during the winter months! Cold weather crops, the use of green houses and hoop houses and, and availability of storage vegetables like carrot, potatoes and onions mean there is plenty of local produce available during the winter. Just check out Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide and you’ll see just how much delicious produce you can get during the winter season!

Every week, we’ll be posting a delicious recipe using one or more of the delicious produce items available in Kitchener, Waterloo, and beyond. Check it our on our Recipes page!

 

Getting to know your Garden with the Ontario Agricultural College

June 9th, 2015 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Getting to know your Garden with the Ontario Agricultural College)

This Thursday, June 11th, the Uptown Market is proud to host the Ontario Agricultural College!

The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC)  is the founding college of the University of Guelph . It is recognized as Canada’s largest and most renowned agricultural college. The OAC is a leader in education and research in the fields of agriculture, food, the environment and rural development. And this week, they are going to be educating YOU!

The Ontario Agricultural College will be joining us for the day (3:00pm to 7:00pm), helping you get to know more about your garden, and horticulture in general! They’ve got a list of fun activities the whole family can enjoy, which we’ve listed for you below:

Plant breeding intentions

  • Learn about 12 decades of breeding inventions in Canada

Plant breeding activity

  • Learn how to be a plant breeder with a fun and interactive activity

Cooking with Weeds

  • A free recipe using a common weed will be available courtesy of two Ontario Agricultural College Alumni from their book “The Good Season”

Plant-based biomaterials

  • How to make car parts from agricultural waste residues

Build your own garden activity

  • Kids will have a chance to draw their own garden and win a prize

We are really looking forward to learning more about gardening and horticulture, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy what the OAC has to offer! You can learn more about the Ontario Agricultural College and the amazing work they do on their website HERE

Looking forward to seeing you at the Market this Thursday, and every Thursday. We’ve got special events planned every week, so stay tuned to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages to keep updating on the exciting happenings at the Uptown Market this summer!

 

Now Accepting Vendor Applications!

March 10th, 2015 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Now Accepting Vendor Applications!)

 

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We are now accepting vendor applications.  Returning vendors have first right of refusal until April 1, 2015.  After that, new vendors will be considered for the season.

Everyone is welcome to apply as of today.  Our vendor selection committee will sort it all out, and contact you directly if they require more information to determine if the UpTown Market is right for you.

Check out our updated 2015 policy manual and vendor application form here.

We hope you will join us in June 2015 for the best year yet for UpTown Market!

Join us!! UpTown Market is seeking volunteers.

February 26th, 2015 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Join us!! UpTown Market is seeking volunteers.)

Do you love the UpTown Market as much as we do?

Even if you are not a vendor, you can get involved in making our our awesome, boutique, sustainable, Artisan food and craft market a central part of the community.

We are currently seeking Members of the Board for the following positions:

UpTown Market Entertainment Coordinator

and

UpTown Market Logistics Coordinator

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these or other volunteer opportunities .

UpTown Market Annual General Meeting

February 26th, 2015 | Posted by Anita in Events | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on UpTown Market Annual General Meeting)

The Waterloo Farmers and Crafters’ Market Co-op is hosting our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday March 3 at 7pm at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Formal items such as Financial Report and election of the Board of Directors will happen quickly off the top of the meeting.  Members, be sure to attend to get your voice heard!

After the formal part of the agenda is an opportunity for members and the general public to talk about the UpTown Market, what is working and what can we improve on.  These discussions will help to shape the future of the Market, and help us grow to serve you better!

Want to learn more? Want to meet our vendors? Want to ask your questions?

Join us on March 3.

Please RSVP to let us know you are interested.

UpTown Market is closed until June 2015

November 1st, 2014 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on UpTown Market is closed until June 2015)

Thanks everyone for a fantastic market season!  We made so many friends this year, between our wonderful vendors and hundreds of incredible visitors.  We hope you all come back next year!

Email us if you would like to sign up to receive information on joining up for the market in 2015.  Vendor packages will be available early in the new year.  Everyone is welcome to attend our Annual General Meeting in February.  We love to hear your ideas and comments to help us make the market even better next year.  Let us also know if you are interested in receiving information on this important meeting, UpTownMarketWaterloo@gmail.com

Thanks

See you in the spring!

UpTown Market open until the end of October

October 20th, 2014 | Posted by Anita in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on UpTown Market open until the end of October)

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There is still lots of bounty from the fall harvest at the Nith Valley organics stall every Thursday until the end of November.  Also, enjoy delicious meats, Maple Syrup, candied apples, chutneys and sauces.  Many of your favorite craft vendors are still out until the end of the month, including lots of knit wear and jewelery, so get your holiday shopping started and support our local artisans this Thursday from 3-7pm!