Christmas Schedule 2014

Cairine Wilson Christmas Craft Sale
November 15, 9 am – 4pm
975 Orleans Blvd, Cairine Wilson Secondary School, Orleans

Metcalfe Farmers Market Christmas Craft Show
November 15th, 9 am – 2 pm
December 13th, 9 am – 2 pm
8021 Mitch Owens Rd, Greely Legion, Greely

Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) at the German Club
November 21, 5 pm – 9 pm
November 22, 10 am – 5 pm
November 23, 10 am – 4 pm
3928 Farmers Way, Carlsbad Springs

Ottawa Farmers’ Market
Lansdown Park
November 30, 9:00 – 3:00 pm
December 6 -7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
December 13 -14, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cumberland Farmers’ Market
Saturday, December 6th, from 9 am to 4 pm
1115 Dunning Rd. R.J. Kennedy Community Centre, Cumberland

Living Locally
January 17th, 2014, 9:30am to 3:00pm
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
1211 South Russell Road
Russell, ON

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Next events are on April 12th.

The Cumberland Farmers’ Market first ever Easter Show, from 9 am to 3 pm, R.J. Kennedy Community Centre (Halls A&B), 1115 Dunning Rd in Cumberland Village.

Metcalfe Farmers’ Market Easter Show, from 9 am – 2 pm, Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Rd, Greely

We’ll be in Russell this Saturday

Come see us and over 130 other vendors at St Thomas Aquinas in Russell this Saturday.

Here are the details for Living Locally:
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
9:30am to 3:00pm
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
1211 South Russell Road, Russell, ON

It is absolutely FREE to attend the Living Locally Fair but food bank donations will be gratefully accepted.

Last Week to Stock up on Beans

The Metcalfe Farmers’ Market Closes this Saturday

Time warp! Where did the summer go?  The Cumberland Farmers’ Market closed last weekend and the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market closes this Saturday so make sure you come for one last visit and pick up some extra beans.

Although the markets are over, you can still get your Poppa Bean fix!  All retailers who sell our beans are listed on the right hand side of this newsletter and on our website.  We’ve also got some Christmas shows coming up which you can keep up to date on by visiting the Events section of our website.

We’re Getting Cuban Coffee (‘for reals’ this time)

Cuban will be in stock next week

We’ve left our coffee loving supporters with false hopes in the past, but this time we are actually getting Cuban beans. It’s not easy to find in Canada since most coffee in this country come via the USA.  But we were lucky to have kept in touch with Terra Coffee out of Montreal who have a source of Cuban beans.

We got a small bag of green beans to test out and loved it.  We ordered “Cuban Turquino” and expect this to taste: rich and caramelized with fruity highlights (or so they say… but we say you should try it for yourself!).

Hawaiian Coffee is Back!

Get your Maui beans at the Metcalfe or Cumberland Farmers' Markets.

We usually only order Hawaiian coffee for the Christmas season but due to popular demand, we put in our order early. We got Hawaiian from Maui again since it was so well received last time.  This bean is cheaper than the more famous Hawaiian Kona but still a really nice smooth, rich cuppa coffee.

 

Special Promo for July

To promote our new 5 pound sealable bags, we are offering a special price for July only.  You can order a “Costco” size bag of Poppa Bean beans (any of our regularly priced beans listed below) ground (or not) to your liking for pickup at one of the markets.  Just make sure you give us a few days notice so we can get your beans roasted and bagged.

You can select from the following varieties while supplies last: Sumatra decaf, Brazil, Tanzanian Peaberry, Sumatra, Kenya, Ethiopian and our Espresso blend.

Email us at ilovecoffee@poppabean.ca to take advantage of this amazing offer.

Check out our July Newsletter

Happy to be Involved with the Community

We are about to embark on a new season of farmers’ markets and I wanted to touch on current projects within the community that we are involved with.  The Cumberland Market Cafe, Russell Children’s Fantasy Reading Garden, and the Greyhound Supporters of the National Capital Region are three groups close to our heart.

At the Cumberland Farmers’ Market, we will continue to supply coffee to the cafe in efforts to help raise funds for their various projects.  From the inception of the Cumberland Farmers’ Market, the Cafe has always been a community booth and all the proceeds get reinvested within the community.  The booth is always run by volunteers, so if the breakfast takes a little longer than Timmies try to give them some slack.  We know that the coffee there is to die for, but it is not an exact science so if it’s not up to snuff or what you are use to let me know.

  • You can participate as well, both as vendors or as volunteers.  Mathieu and his crew of volunteers do a great job in running the market but can always use an extra hand.  If you have kids looking for volunteer hours or you love the market and would like to lend a hand them a line at: info@cumberlandfarmersmarket.ca.
  • If you are creative, crafty, or an aspiring chef, farmers’ markets like Cumberland are a great place to test your ideas and get feedback with minimal overhead.

The Russell Children’s Fantasy Reading Garden is an inspirational story:  Rallied by Lindley MacPhail, the Russell Horticultural Society (HS) takes on massive projects to help improve their local community.   A few years ago the HS was selling rocks to help build the bridge that you now can enjoy at the park.  If you have a chance to take a look, it is very pretty.  In fact most weekends during wedding season you will probably find couples posing for pictures.

The reading garden is even more ambitious.  In a fast pace Google world with information at your fingertips the reading garden slows down time and allows children to be children and their imagination run wild.  Being dyslexic, reading has always been a challenge for me and it is very easy for children to become frustrated with reading.   The reading garden will set your mind at ease, add value to the Russell Community and inspire the children for years to come.

Lindley has sold me on her idea hook line and sinker:  I can see my Arthur curled up reading a book in the fantasy garden, excited to tell me of his adventures.  It gives me hope that children growing up in an unfiltered cyber world will have more opportunities to take advantage of the local library.  Last year we raised almost $1000.00 and the birth of Arthur makes me want to do more.  We hope to break $2000.00 this year with your help.

Finally, we adopted our retired racing greyhound Brock in 2009, and are happy to be involved with the fundraising efforts of the Greyhound Supporters of the National Capital Region (GSNCR).  This non-profit group is constantly looking for ways to raise money to help find loving homes for these big couch potatoes.  From toe-nail clipping clinics to an International Greyhound Planet Day, this motivated group has found lots of great ways to support their adoptions and we are happy to be a part of it.

Market Season Starts this Weekend in Metcalfe

It’s hard to believe that yet another market season is gearing up.. although with a baby on board our whole world is a blur right now!

We will be at the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market every Saturday starting this weekend. This year the market will be open from 8am – 1pm (1 hr later so you can sleep in and spend a bit more time enjoying your morning coffee before heading off to the market).  We are looking forward to seeing all our customers again soon!

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