See you next summer!
The Old Chelsea Market closed its season last Thursday. We would like to thank all the vendors who, rain or shine, served us with a smile; the musicians who contributed to the festive atmosphere of the market; the artists and artisans who added a creative note, the volunteers who gave valuable help and, last but not least, Cynthia Grice, who ensured the smooth running of the operations with her great leadership.
A last look at the vendors
Here are some of the vendors who offered you fresh products from their farm, dishes to savour on site and artisanal creations.
Frest fruit, vegetables and eggs
Doug Plowden et Sally Lee Sheeks own at l'Ange-Gardien a small-scale organic farm, which provides fresh vegetables, herbs and seedlings certified organic as well as cut flower bouquets. The smile on their customers' face attest to their satisfaction.
The Potager offers a selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables picked with care. How to resist the freshness of their baskets of blueberries, rasperries and other seasonal berries.
Roots and Shoots Farm
Robin Turner and Jessica Weatherheadm, owners of this small organic farm located in Ste-Cécile de Masham, encourage their customers to explore the wonders of the seasonal products.
Cornelie Dinkel and Marc-Andre Dorval invite you to buy their super fresh eggs from the farm where they raise chickens, ostriches, quails and ducks.
Dishes to enjoy on site
Saj de Damas
Whether it's their tasty falafels or their famous Syrian pizzas, you're in for a treat when you order one of the dishes cooked by the cooks Ali, Ahmad and Rames (absent from the picture).
Lisana Catering Services
Enjoy the delicious dishes cooked by Shantini: Indian chicken with rice, spicy vegetables and much more.
Himalayan Dumplings (Quenelles himalayennes)
Our cooks invite you to taste authentic Tibetan delicacy. Dumplings, also known as momos, are one of Tibet's most famous traditional foods.
Let yourself be tempted by the specialty jams and jellies made by Judy. A pure delight!
Julie Barbeau Capruciu offers healthy desserts and snacks based on vegetable and legume purees, low in sugar and fat, and high in protein and fiber. What could be better than healthy and succulent desserts!!
And let's not forget Maribel's wonderfully-seasoned almonds. Perfect for a healthy snack or dessert. (Maribel fled when she saw the camera.)
La Cabane à Pierre
Pierre Joanisse invites you to taste the products of his sugar bush located in Val-des-Monts: maple syrup, butter and sugar, not forgetting his maple treats presented in pretty gift boxes.
Miellerie Sempels Honey
Evelyne Strong is back with her large selection of honey, beeswax candles, lip balm and salves, and herbal vinegars. You will also find at their kiosk the products made from cranberries grown at Alcove.
Karrie Becher offers a selection of soft, creamy and lightly scented craft soaps. Look, feel, smell ...
La Farmacia Vegetal
Listen to Aneessa Hashmi tell about the virtues of her organic balms, salves and toners. Then treat yourself because you deserve it.
Beads of Awareness
Support development projects by purchasing fair trade jewelery and crafts that are sold to help vulnerable women populations in Uganda.
Roish Herbal Apothecary
Jill Burns, a registered dietitian and medical herbalist, presents unique blends of organic herbal teas.
And here's another great selection of teas and treats perfect for 4 o'clock tea!
Baladev Saraz et his companion welcome you with a good coffee and other products and artisanal creations.
How to resist the headwear and other creations full of originality made by Noha Fuad. Come and buy one of her pretty hats that will keep you warm as the cold weather approaches.
Rachel Becher is a small 'marketeer' who offers her homemade desserts for the pleasure of our taste buds.
L'Atelier de François
Nestled in the woods of Chelsea, the Ateleir gives a new life to your old furniture. Sylvie invites you to come and see some of the pieces restored by her companion François.
Every Thursday, the Old Chelsea Market invites musicians to entertain visitors. Their instruments range from the flute ...
to tams tams and many others.
In addition to the artists exhibiting in La Fab boutique and gallery, some, like Thérèse André shown here, take advantage of the beautiful weather to set up their easel in the garden.
The market is ...
... the sum of the efforts of the fabulous organizer Cynthia Grice, shown here with her daughter disguised as a carrot for the needs of the cause.