Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Boon Burger on Food Network

Boon Burger was featured on You Gotta Eat Here! on the Food Network this weekend.  It is pretty darn cool and you can watch it online if you missed it's viewing or you don't have cable like me.  ;) http://www.foodnetwork.ca/video/index.html.  Right now it is right on the main video page but if you are reading this months after I posted this you should be able to find it by searching on the left side of their video page under the show name.

Good work Boon Burger!!  Love your burgers!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Soko's Outdoor Market Will Be Behind Polo Park

It looks like this event has been cancelled but they will be doing a fundraiser event for Habitat for Humanity in a month or so.  Keep an eye out here because I will update when I hear the plans.  :)

Just got this sent from Paula of Soko:

"The Soko Market has secured the site for an outdoor market this summer.  The site is the Bomber's Stadium Parking Lot, on the corner of St James and St Matthews.  It is a high traffic area especially on Saturdays and Sundays.  It would be right across from Old Navy, Best Buy, Michaels, and Future Shop.  Not far from Polo Park, Silver City Polo Park.  For those of you who know Polo Park, you know you have tremendous traffic from Home Depot and Chapters on Empress, Toys R us on St Matthews, Walmart on Empress, The Superstore and Rona on Sargent near St James.  Plus there are numerous hotels in the area.  We will be advertising with Destination Winnipeg as well, to let the tourists know where we are.  The market will run from around mid june to September and possibly to the end of October (depending on the weather).  We would like to start Saturdays and Sundays.  Ideally would like to start June 16th, 2012 until 29/30 of September, 2012 depending on how many vendors we can get as early as possible.  Please let me know if you are interested to receive an application and information sheet."

Contact Paula Mohsen at thesokomarket@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wolseley Farmers' Market Coming Soon

I just got exciting news that a farmers's market is starting in my own neighbourhood with veggies, baking, and artisan tables.  Here is what I have on it now and will update when I get more information:

“The Wolseley Farmer’s Market is a first-time venture for the area and is set up in conjunction with Jonathan Steven’s Community Supported Agriculture drop-off program. Every week Jonathan will be driving in from the Interlake to drop off fresh produce boxes to his share members. These share members will hopefully make up a large portion of the market attendees as he will have well over 150 shares this season.

The market’s initiation date is set for June 19th and will run well into October, and potentially throughout the fall and winter, depending on interest from the community and from vendors. The market will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-8pm at the R.A. Steen Community Center, outside in the courtyard.

We hope to have a wide variety of vendors and have space for 12 tables. There has been interest from a wide range of local producers and we hope to have a solid base of vendors for produce, meat, honey, and bread. Our priority for the market is to support the local community and therefore we are making local businesses and producers a priority. We are also excited about home-based businesses run by individuals in the area to premier their products at the market.

So far the list of interested vendors include folks who make pottery, glass jewelery, body products, grow produce, grass-fed beef, and make freshly squeezed juices and teas. We are still looking for people who are passionate about baking, and preparing fresh on-the-spot snacks (as well as a host of other goods!).

The final components of the market are vital to making this a successful weekly community event: Workshops and Musicians. We have had lots of enthusiasm from skilled people who are willing to share their talents with the community through a presentation or hands-on skill-shares. This has included bike repair, herbalism, bee-keeping, and fruit drying. We are looking for more!

Lastly, music will be a great way to showcase local Winnipeg talent, while providing a great, relaxed atmosphere at the market! If you are interested, or know of musicians looking for a venue, please pass this information along.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Looking Forward to Crafty Minions Sale on the 26th

I have missed the last two Crafty Minions Sales so I am looking forward to May's.  Their location has changed a couple times so be sure to check their Facebook page before you head out in case any changes have been made to the location.  It is at Aqua Books at 274 Garry St from 11am-5pm.  It should the last time it is at this location.  Here are the exciting details about the sale that I grabbed from the site.  Hope you can all make it.  I will be there early buying up all the good stuff so you better get their early.  ;)

"One of Winnipeg's biggest indie craft sales features the city's hottest established and emerging crafty superstars and vintage finders.

Banish all thoughts of rows and rows of crocheted slippers or washcloths or ponybead keychains...think, instead, vintage-inspired handmade dresses, leather and ribbon wrist corsets, funky jewelery made of vintage silverware, tiny ceramic apartment buildings and octopus tentacles, retro aprons hand-embroidered with sassy 80s pop lyrics, handmade natural skincare luxuries, wall-art created from bass strings and recycled children's books, silk-screened courier bags and baby wear, weird and wonderful stuffed animal-ish creations of all sorts, smart alec eco-friendly gift cards and much more. This is the new world of gorgeous guerilla DIY craft, right here at Aqua Books.

This will be the last Crafty Minions to take place at this location of Aqua Books so come be a part of crafty history! (We mean last this time too!)

Expect to see these fine local crafters and vintage finders at the sale:
Blue Star Studios, Inspyred Creations, Papertrail Craft Company, Julrei, Just the Goods, Periwynkle Designs, SoGa Soap, Prairie Peasant, Cat Haus, Mozy Rue, CrushCraft, Dreaming Tree Paper...and more to come as I get confirmations...

Admission is FREE. Can't beat that."