18 and still going strong STÉPHANE LAJOIE

VANKLEEK HILL | The Vankleek Hill Farm- er’s Market turned 18 last Saturday with a no-frills celebration involving tasty burgers and raspberry cake. «I remember when we started at the fairgrounds,” said founding member Gail Kronwald. “At the time, there were only four or !ve vendors and they were chan- ging all the time. I’m proud that the mar- ket is still going strong and growing. To be successful, you have to keep it amicable but also busy. Now, we are open year-round and we have the Festival of Flavours in Sep- tember. When we started, we were a bunch of girls fromGlengarry, and Phil

Chantal Vachon is o!ering some tasty scones.

all over the region and some from Québec.” For the celebration, Chef Dominique Car-



Reminiscent of the old-time mar- ket, it’s a place to not only !nd great products, but also to socialize. Each year, new vendors !nd their way to the market, each bringing their unique #avour to the table. “I’ve been baking tea party scones for a long time for family and friends

rière lighted up the barbe- cue for the best burgers from Le Petit Chef. “I gathered ingredients

Arber convinced us to do some jams and pies! Now, we have vendors from

from the vendors and combined eve- rything with some Italian spices, eggs and onions. Topped with my homemade condiments, you have one great bur- ger.” Each Saturday, the vendors gather in the parking lot of the Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute to o"er fresh pro- duce, good food, #owers and art to

Photos Stéphane Lajoie

The goat smile of Gilles Faubert, of Elishka Farm.

or other goods like chocolate-ginger oat- cakes.” The outdoor Vankleek Hill Farmer’s Mar- ket should be open until Thanksgiving (October 13) or until the autumn weather decides to unleash its furry. After that, the pleasure continues inside the school.

and I started selling them here last winter,” said vendor Chantal Vachon. “People here are attached to their European traditions and scones are special for many of them. The cranberry ones are really popular and I’m baking new varieties, like date scones,

VKH Farmer’s Market president Mark Greenwald and founding member Gail Kronwald.

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%##!.ŏ$.%05ŏ 1 #!0ŏ,(**! ŏ L’ORIGNAL | The annual charitable allowance from the counties for communities in Prescott-Russell is going to double next year. Champlain Township Mayor Gary Barton suggested that the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) increase the discretionary aid allo- wance each member mayor re- ceives as part of the annual counties budget. The current allocation is $5000 for each mayor to distribute as desired to local non-pro!ts and community projects or programs with the eight UCPR municipalities. Barton suggested doubling it and his fellow mayors verbally suppor- ted the idea during their August 13 committee of the whole session. “This is a very, very important chunk of money,” said Mayor Jean- Yves Lalonde of Alfred-Plantagenet Township, “and it is very well used.” Council directed administration to include the proposal for increasing the discretionary aid allowance in the 2015 counties budget planning process.

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