BEST HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST 2017

BEST HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST 2017

Please contact: lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com for a printable version of this form.

2017 LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET SOCIETY presents  3rd ANNUAL BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

& “BEST” HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST

Saturday, September 9, 2017     9AM TO 1 PM        Whitevalley Community Park Oval, Lumby

 

ENTRY FORM FOR THE “BEST” HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST: 

RECIPE CATEGORY

(note: homemade pastry only – no pre-forms)

BUTTER TART BAKING CONTEST OPEN TO HOME-MADE TARTS & PASTRY ONLY AMOUNT

DUE

Traditional #______ of entries @ $5.00 each $
Non-Traditional # _____of  entries @ $5.00 each $
TOTAL $

REMINDER:  *No dairy, meat, or toppings or fillings that could spoil in the heat are allowed in the tarts.

ENTRY FORM with PAYMENT & List of Ingredients is Due NO LATER than Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mail to: Lumby Public Market, Box 555, Lumby, B.C., V0E 2G0. or drop off to the Market manager at Lumby Public Market any Saturday morning before the August 26 deadline.

COUNT ME IN!!

 Contact Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Home Telephone: ____________________________Cell phone ___________________________

Email: ______________________________. 

Payment attached: $______________ & a list of the ingredients in my butter tart(s)

(Cheques made payable to Lumby Public Market Society) 

Amount Received____________Cash or Cheque     Date Received______________     Received By_____________

After expenses, all proceeds will be donated to a local charity or charities- determined  by Society Directors.

Do you agree to have your name/and/or photo used by the Lumby Public Market Society for promotional purposes?                 Name: YES/NO_________________ Photo:  YES/NO___________________

Do you agree to have photos of your butter tart entry or your recipe used for promotional purposes?

Photo:  YES/NO_________________            Recipe:   YES/NO _________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

TO BE A VENDOR AT THE PUBLIC MARKET (DOESN’T NEED TO BE BUTTER TARTS)

CONTACT MARKET AT lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com TO ARRANGE YOUR BOOTH ** YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN TENT & TABLES**

General Vendors Welcome!  IF YOU INTEND TO SELL a lower risk food product (Butter Tarts, Muffins, Bannock, etc.) you DO NOT need to submit an application to the Health Authority before commencement of sales.  However, it is a requirement of the LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET that you MUST have a current FOODSAFE or MARKETSAFE CERTIFICATE if you are selling a homemade food product.  (for more information go to www.bccdc.ca). 

Need more entry forms, or information about the contest?  Email: lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com     7/26/2017 

2017 BUTTER TART FESTIVAL    FAQS

  1. Do I need a FoodSafe or MarketSafe to enter the Contest?

Only if you intend to participate as a vendor selling tarts or other baked goods or food products.

  1. What are the prizes?

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will each receive a ribbon from the Festival, and a gift basket donated by Rogers Foods Ltd. of Armstrong.

  1. What is the cost of entry?

$5.00 for each tart recipe.

  1. How many of each tart entered much I make?

Four (4) of each.  Please wrap each individually.

  1. Pastry for tarts – commercial or homemade?

Only homemade pastry is allowed.  If any tarts come with preformed purchased pastry, the entry will be disqualified.

  1. When do you need the tarts?

Tarts must be delivered by 7:30 a.m. on Festival day – September 9th.

  1. How do you guarantee that the judges won’t know who made them?

Each of your entries will be assigned a code.  This is the only identification that will be on the entry

  1. Do you need the recipe?

No, just a list of ingredients for each type of tart you enter.  This is to ensure that the judges are aware of the contents should there be allergy concerns.

  1. Why do you ask for permission to use the recipe?

For promotional purposes on our website.  And, we have a special opportunity for winners from Rogers Foods who would like to promote the three winning recipes through their baking class, and, would like to invite the winners to come to Armstrong to present their recipe at the class, if possible.

  1. When does the Contest entry close?

At 11:59 p.m. August 26.

  1. What happens with the money collected for the Contest?

After expenses are paid (we try to keep those to a minimum,) the balance will be donated to a charity determined by the Lumby Public Market Society Directors.

We hope these questions & answers are helpful to everyone.  We look forward to another great BUTTER TART FESTIVAL here in Lumby on September 9, 2017.  SEE YOU THERE!! 

Your Butter Tart Festival Committee

July 25, 2017

 

 

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO KEEP YOUR KNIVES SHARP?

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO KEEP YOUR KNIVES SHARP?

I’m starting a series of “conversations” with vendors, here’s the first, hope you enjoy it:

CONVERSATION WITH A SHARP GUY

Last Saturday at the Market, I asked Jim of Jim’s Sharpening Service & Wood Working, “Why do my knives get dull? And, “How do I keep them sharp?” His  response: “A dull knife is one where the edge has rolled sideways so that the cutting edge is no longer making contact with the surface you want to cut.”  Hmmm, “how do I keep that from happening?”  Jim offered the following advice:

1) Never use glass, ceramic, granite, or anything else hard and unyielding. as a cutting board.

2) Don’t use your knives to hack at turkey joints or saw through frozen cookie dough (or anything else frozen for that matter). They’re not chisels or cleavers, but highly-tuned instruments.

3) Avoid soaking them in the sink—or leaving them in a puddle of tomato puree. They may be stainless steel, but their super-fine edges are ripe for corrosion.

4) Always wash knives separately in hot water. Hand-dry only.

5) Ban them from the dishwasher where they might bounce around knocking into other items and, never store them in a drawer with other utensils.  This bouncing around is what causes the edges to roll sideways.

6)  Always store them in a knife block or use edge protectors.

7) Hone (with a steel)  your knives regularly – the proper way. See Jim at the Saturday Market and he’ll be glad to show you how –it’s really easy.

8) Learn how to sharpen knives properly, or, better yet, get them sharpened by a professional like Jim.. (It’s not a great cost to you and it makes a huge difference to your knives – ask Donna!)

9) Never, ever-ever, sharpen them with a can-opener sharpener like the one your Mom used to have – bring them to Jim.

10) Afraid of getting arrested walking through Lumby with a clutch of dull knives only to find Jim ‘s fallen ill that day?  Call the Market in advance to arrange for knife sharpening or to get a free lesson on the art of “the steel”

I also asked Jim about buying a knife as a gift.  His answer was surprising: “Have the person who’s going to use the knife go to the store for a fitting.”  What?  like trying on a pair of trousers?  “Yup, the best knife is not one that feels the most comfortable in your hand, it’s the one that’s going to be the best fit for the person you’re giving it to.”

 

IT’S BACK! 2017 B.C. BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

IT’S BACK! 2017 B.C. BUTTER TART FESTIVAL


July 14, 2017, for immediate release

LUMBY BUTTER TART FESTIVAL & CONTEST, SEPTEMBER 9

It’s back! For the third year in a row, the B.C. Butter Tart Festival will be held in Lumby’s Whitevalley Community Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th.

The theme for the 2017 Festival is “Oh Canada!”  an homage to our great country and its extraordinary cuisine.

There‘ll be lots of vendors selling scrumptious traditional and non-traditional tarts. This year, area charitable and non-profit organizations are invited to join us – the Festival is a cost-effective fund-raising opportunity.

And – great news – the butter tart contest has been simplified. Entries will be limited to homemade butter tarts and shells.  One bold baker is promising Scapes and Bacon tarts – yum!

Vendor Registration for the Market is now open. Forms are available online at www.lumbymarket.com, by e-mail at lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com,

 

 

MAKING IT EASY TO SHOP IN LUMBY

MAKING IT EASY TO SHOP IN LUMBY

This week, I’d like to focus on our vendors who are creative entrepreneurs, selective pickers or sell fabulous products that you might otherwise have to purchase online or from a big, impersonal store.

First up is Elsie, your Lumby Beauticontrol specialist. She’ll be proud to introduce you to this unique line of products which offers personalized skin care solutions through scientifically advanced skin care and beauty products,  Elsie is happy to answer your questions and to tailor solutions that meet the specific needs of your skin. Visit Elsie this Saturday at the market and get a special Canada Day gift. A multi-tasker, Elsie also offers some great home baking and some special art cards created by her talented granddaughter.

What’s in your wallet?  Right beside Elsie is Colleen who offers a wide selection of purses, bags and yup – wallets.  I’m told the Cross-Town Wallet is especially popular, it has space for cards, gloss (whatever that is!) and according to my source, super-cute.  Colleen tells me it’s a versatile choice because you can wear it as a wallet, as a wristlet or a cross-body wallet. Colleen is also a well-known local photographer, and you can purchase cards and mugs featuring some of her best work. Her tent holds more items than many accessories departments in town!

Gents, you may think this article holds nothing for you, but you do buy the ladies in your life gifts, don’t you?  And, nothing impresses like the amazing and environmentally friendly jewellery Sasha brings to the Market. Guys, this is hand-made jewellery that not only looks great but has a social purpose to help women artisans in poor villages across the world.  Made from PETG (the main ingredient in water bottles), everything is BPA free and is produced in a facility in the U.S. that sends nothing to the landfill! Look for the “Color by Amber” booth this Canada Day.

We’re so happy to have an old friend back at the Market.  Nancy is back with her amazing “Victorian” gifts of runners, table cloths, aprons.  If you’re looking for butterflies, or sunflowers, or violets you’re sure to find them embroidered on a lovely piece of linen at Nancy’s booth. Big news – to make way for new stock ALL ITEMS ON HAND ARE 50% OFF.

From the return of an old friend to the arrival of a new one. Freebird Hobby & Arts arrived at the Market last Saturday with a hand-cart full of hand-made soap.  Everyone was amazed at the great attitude of this young man to bring his wares to the Market in such an environmentally friendly manner. We love supporting youthful initiative and think you will too when you see his line of natural and luxurious soaps.

Up next is Mama Bray and her original handmade crocheted items.  When you shop at Mama Brays, you’ll most likely meet her lively band of children and charming hubby.  My five-year-old granddaughter loves crochet cloches (I must ask Mama Bray what that is! – I’m sure she could whip one up for me).

At the end of the Market, or the beginning if you enter through Maple Street, you’ll find a fine line-up of gentlemen entrepreneurs:  Jim who will sharpen your dullest knife or garden implement is also an artisan in wood – you must check out his beautifully crafted and finished spoons, and knives.  His fine wooden measuring spoons should be framed hung on the wall, not used to measure salt and vanilla! Eric is a long-time participant in the Lumby Public Market.  I’d wager that there are few households out there who haven’t bought a gently used garden tool or canning jar from Eric.  Eric also makes the most handsome side tables, you really have to see them and the price is so reasonable for such craftsmanship. Looking for a used book, a collector’s edition comic or an antique scale – you never know what our own “Canadian picker” Ron will have on offer from week to week.  You just have to visit him every week to find out.

SEE YOU ON CANADA DAY – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOPPING LOCAL & GREEN IS EASY AT THE MARKET

SHOPPING LOCAL & GREEN IS EASY AT THE MARKET

As you know, the Saturday Market in Lumby is a “public” market – it walks the line between a card-carrying farmer’s market and a flea market.  This week, I’d like to focus on our many vendors who make, bake or grow their products.

As you walk the tree-lined path in the Whitevalley Community Park, the first vendor you encounter will be Cedarstein Farm, a family owned and operated, certified organic farm,  Heidi, and helpers bring seasonal vegetables, berries, fruit and nuts to the Market.  Next is BS Ranch & Greenhouse,  Sam, the garden column writer, offers an amazing variety of plants, flowers, and ornamentals.  Sam’s very knowledgeable and her gardening tips – priceless. Grown right at BS Ranch & Greenhouse.  Soon these vendors will be joined by Campbell and other orchards as fruit becomes available.

Next up is Monashee Old Time Bakery – fresh home-made bread with nothing artificial or suspicious in it.  Donna tasted one of Stan’s gluten-free muffins last weekend; it completely passed her demanding standards, and it was delicious to boot!  A further stroll brings you to Lumby’s undisputed queen of the bannock – Julie.  Can’t get much fresher or original than the tasty traditional treats cooked on-the-spot every Saturday. Beside her is Leona, known by just about everyone in Lumby for her delicious home-baking and crafty crafts.  There’s a lot of our older folks (and younger ones too) who depend on Leona to be in booth #5 every week.

Right beside the music men, Mel and Murray, you’ll find Naturally Green Acres, a local farm specializing in naturally grown produce, herbs, patio, hanging & garden baskets. The name says it all.,

As you can see, we have the best local bakers – including Wendy.  Wendy is not just a baker, she’s a cake decorating phenom,  Last week’s special was artistically decorated cakes on a stick that she created for the swim meet. If you’re looking for a real healthy and original treat see Wendy in booth #10.

Let’s take a walk up the other side of the path to meet Charlotte who serves up popcorn, Kaktus chips and caramel corn – is there anyone who can resist the smell of old-fashioned fresh-made popcorn?

In booth #22 beside Charlotte, is a new-to-the-market vendor, Gwynn, who sells quilts, aprons and lots more home-crafted items.

No mention of “green” would be complete without mentioning our Norwex vendor.  Norwex specializes in products that “radically reduce chemicals in our homes with simple, cost-effective solutions that truly work.”  Ask Ida how this all started with bugs on a windshield.

On the 24th, we’ll be visited by OASISS – so whatever else you do until then – Don’t Move A Mussel!

See you at the Market, Murray

CANADA DAY MARKET

Yes, there will be a Market on Canada Day.  We’ll be right in the thick of the celebrations at Whitevalley Community Park in Lumby. B.C.  Great news! the fruit is beginning to arrive – tomorrow locally grown cherries. Market opens at 9 a.m. as usual.

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
I can't wait for The Buttertart festival Sept 9th