by Bruce Enloe
The Kemptville Farmers’ Market is celebrating the Grand Opening of our 13th season on May 19, from 12-4 pm, at 200 Sanders Street in Kemptville (in the B&H parking lot). This event is a sweet one for many reasons: in addition to activities for the kids, giveaways and, of course, all of our amazing local food and crafts, we will also be celebrating natural local sweetness with special displays from all of our many honey and maple syrup producers!
We are also happy to have a full slate of music for this year’s grand opening. We are especially proud to announce our 13th season headliner, Juno award-winning singer-songwriter, Keith Glass. Support acts include Fiddlehead Stew (featuring members of Fiddlehead Soup and the Heroic Mad Peasants) and Bruce Enloe (singer-songwriter and market co-founder.)
12-1 pm: Fiddlehead Stew (a slight variation on the also quite popular Soup…) is a group one could describe as musical gypsies, new-folk, chamber folk and, on one notable occasion, “Jefferson Airplane meets Dead Can Dance”. They perform fiddle tunes in as many as 11 languages and with a host of instruments and stylings. You can never be sure which musical road they’ll be travelling down in the next song. But what is always clear is that they love what they do, and their enthusiasm is as infectious as their music is engaging.
1:30-2:30 pm: Bruce Enloe is a native Texan and current resident of Kemptville who produces genre defying (Americana, Beatle-pop, novelty, folk, rock…), lyric-driven, unique music that often contains a mix of both comic wit and thoughtfulness. After several years fronting the Burning Sensations, Kemptville’s largest band, he has recently released his third album, and is spending the summer trying to play as many Farmers’ Markets as possible. Bruce will be joined by a friend or two for a song or three for this event…
3-4 pm: Keith Glass is a singer/songwriter, instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, bass), music producer, and a founding member of Prairie Oyster, a group which has received multiple Juno and CCMA awards. Prairie Oyster toured in Canada, the U.S. and Europe for almost four decades. In 2008, Keith and his bandmates were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and have received a SOCAN lifetime achievement award. Keith has had a great run recently with his new project, the Keith Glass Band, recording a series of critically acclaimed albums and performing at venues and festivals throughout the region.
The Kemptville Farmers’ Market is a producers’ market, providing seasonally available, locally grown or produced vegetables, fruit, beef, chicken, lamb, sausage, herbs, flowers, seedlings, chocolate, baked goods, bread, beverages, crepes, honey, Indian and Thai cuisine, maple products, preserves, arts & crafts and much, much more!
The Market runs every Sunday, from 12 noon to 4 pm, from mid-May to the end of October. Visit us at 200 Sanders Street, at the corner of Oxford and Rideau in Old Town Kemptville. For more information, contact the market by email at [email protected].