Milton Farmers Market Starts THIS WEEKEND

Vegetables at Farmer's MarketIt’s BAAAAACK!

You know that winter is gone and summer is approaching when the Milton Farmers Market is back open for business.  From 7AM to 12PM you can sample more than 40 vendors fresh produce, great food, fantastic people and even catch a glimpse of Milton’s own treasure, Ann Kornuta, as she works her magic and paints another great masterpiece while entertaining the crowd.

From the Chambers website:

Every Saturday morning from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
From May 14 to October 8, 2011
Downtown Milton on Main Street from Martin to James

Check out the 2011 Farmers’ Market Vendors

Nestled in the foot of the scenic Niagara Escarpment, the Milton Farmers’ Market has been bringing farm-fresh goodness and old-fashioned hospitality to Main Street, in downtown Milton, since 1972. Our farmers proudly display “picked fresh this morning” produce and the streets come alive with artisans and flower vendors. The Milton Chamber of Commerce operates the weekly Saturday morning event from May through October and is one of Ontario’s best outdoor Farmers’ Markets. The 2010 Market will host over 40 vendors.

The most popular spot at the market is the Chamber Scholarship Café, home of the “bacon-on-a-bun” the café sells this delectable treat to all visitors to the market. The Café is also operated by the Chamber and generates funds for the Chamber Scholarship Fund which offers annual scholarships to all local high schools. A great breakfast for a great cause!

For questions, comments, a list of vendors or to reserve a booth email farmersmarket@miltonchamber.ca

I know I’m excited about the start of the Market.  If you havent had the opportunity to take it in, I strongly urge you to head out to Downtown Milton and take in the atmosphere.  And yes, the “bacon-on-a-bun” is AWESOME!

See you there.

Downtown Street Festival June 6th

Its that time of year again.  Milton will be holding its annual summertime tradition of the Downtown Street Festival

There have been many festivals in the past, but this incarnation came directly from the work people did (including myself…shameless plug) from the Town of Milton’s 150th Anniversary Committee.  Back in 2007, the committee and MANY Town of Milton volunteers pulled off a fantastic family funtime event which was only going to be a one time deal.  Thing is, people LOVED it, so the Town decided to make it an annual event.

Lots of activities for the kids are planned and no shortage of things to do.  FAS Milton will also be holding events by St. Pauls United Church that day as well.

Miltons favourite painter, Ann Kornuta might be there as well.  She is a fixture in downtown Milton on Main Street painting up a storm.  You can see Ann each and every week at the Farmer’s market as well. 

Oh ya, thats on too.  Gotta love Milton in the spring and summer.  There is SO much going on.

If you want to get involved as a volunteer for the Downtown Street Festival (and I know they are looking for lots of people to help out) … here’s how you do it.

Tuesday, May 26 OR Wednesday, May 27
6:30 – 8 pm, Milton Sports Centre (Meeting Room #4) 

 Volunteers must attend one of the above sessions.

Sign up today!

Volunteer Application Form

Additional Information

Call 905-878-7252, ext. 2620

See you there!

Go West

Go West

If you have ever gone to the farmers market in downtown Milton, you are familiar with Ann Kornuta. Shes the one who seems to be painting all the time.

Every week, or as often as she can, she can be found in front of the Haight Gallery in the midst of all the vendors in the farmers market, painting. Shes just another example of the amazing talent found in the town of Milton.

Ann spends a lot of time on her craft and over the years has assembled quite a portfolio of artwork. She has a website containing pictures of her work, and tonight she sends me a link to show me some of the new pieces. I’ve been a tad busy these past few weeks so I’ve fallen behind on some of them.

The picture above is called Go West which shows people looking westward to Canada’s fastest growing municipality….(yep you guessed it) Milton. I love this picture because it gives you the impression that people are waiting in line to come here to experience what many of us now take for granted…a great town and a great community.

One where we can, if we like, head to a big box store to buy camping gear for the long weekend at Canadian Tire. Or if we so choose, we can head to a local pub and take advantage of some nice weather and sit out on the rooftop patio of Ned Devine’s. There are so many parks in and around town to take advantage of the view of the escarpment or go for a hike. No matter what side of town you live on, there are many coffee shops like Cafe Deda, and restaurants like Symposium at the ready to have a quick cup of coffee or a meal for the family. Or, if we want to, head to downtown Milton on Saturday mornings and check out some great produce from local farmers and watch a talented artist as she puts together another fantastic painting while you wait.

Just some of the great things about this town.