We Can’t Help Everyone- But Everyone Can Help Each Other!



Did you know The Carleton Place Farmers’ Market has a dedicated free Community Table for  not-for profit organizations and local organizations that are looking to raise awareness about their services, events or workshops.

Please contact Gwen Thirlwall at cpfarmersmarket@yahoo.ca for further information and to reserve the booth.  The table is available each week of the market on a first come first serve basis. Remember we open May 14th!

People coming together as a community can make things happen in Carleton Place!


Here is a recipe you can share for these chilly winter nights with a neighbour or someone in your community. Share– I dare you.:)


12 Servings


  • 4 whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 8 whole Allspice Berries
  • Orange Peel From 1 Orange
  • Lemon Peel From 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 6 cups Unfiltered (fresh Squeezed Is Great) Apple Juice
  • 1/2 cup Dark Rum (optional)


(Adapted from AllRecipes.com.)

Place cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, allspice berries, orange peel, and lemon peel in a medium saucepan. Pour in maple syrup and apple juice, then bring to almost a boil. Reduce the heat to its lowest setting and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve in mugs.

(Add a splash of rum for an adults-only version! Yum, yum, yum.)

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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