Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Medalta Farmer's and Craft Fair

One of the wonderful things the upcoming Spring brings is Markets and Fairs showcasing and highlighting local people of the community and their talents and wares.
Here in Medicine Hat local farmers/artisans gather together on Thursdays at Medalta Clay Industries to display and sell their wares. 
In addition to tables and vendors, we were also treated to music during the Craft Fair.
Hand made Ammolite and Stone Jewelry by Reg Merkley, beautiful rings, pendants and earrings featuring Ammolite, a stone found in Alberta.

Handmade Soaps and Bath bombs, and Bath Products by Beliv Soapworks.

Fresh made Coffees and Roasted coffee beans roasted and produced right here in Medicine Hat at the MadHatter Coffee Roastery. 

Home made Meat and Fruit pies from Homestyle Pies based in Hanna, Alberta. 
We enjoyed a Curry Beef Pie, Sausage rolls and Saskatoon berry Pie and Mango and Peach Pie for supper at the Fair. We could also buy pies for home.

TLC Farms in Bow Island, Alberta sold fresh Soups, Homemade sausages, meats and products. You can buy fresh Pork, Beef, Chicken and Grain products. TLC also served salads and Beef Suppers at the fair!

Sweet Pure Honey brought a wide variety of Fresh Honey products. Soaps and Cleansing products, Creams, Salves, lip balm and tints, Perfume sticks,  and wonderful fresh Honey! We have been enjoying their honey in our Tea all week!
Home made touques and hats! Plain, embellished and colourful in all sizes!

Herb and Vegetable Tower Garden by Juice Plus! These are cool, hydroponic tower to grow herbs. Always have a fresh supply of fresh grown ingredients for salads and cooking! Sold by Janice Neigum!
Customers enjoyed a bottle of Honey Beer, with their dinner, and my wife enjoyed a glass of wine from the Cash Bar on premise.
Once our weather warms up and winter is on its way out, the Farmer's/Craft Fair plans to move outside on warm afternoons into the inner courtyard of Medalta.
 Medicine Hat also has a weekly Farmer's Market on the weekends that will begin the end of May and run through the summer into early Fall.  

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Medalta Clay Industries

Sweet Shot Tuesday
 A few shots from Medalta Clay Industries in Medicine Hat, Alberta. 
Medalta Potteries was established in 1912 and its sturdy crocks, bowls, artware and hotel crockery were familiar household items cross the country.
Once threatened with demolition it is emerging as one of Canada’s foremost industrial museums and cultural centres dedicated to clay.

Our World Tuesday Graphic 
Today, you can attend a pottery class, visit a Farmer's market and gift shop, enjoy browsing the extensive Art Gallery on site, and browse through a huge collection of original Medalta wares on site.

Inside the Museum, it is a Phtographers dream! Lots of opportunities for some awesome shots!

Outside is located three huge kilns, where today you can see some of the pottery that once was fired within.

A couple of the stamps on the sides of Medalta products.