We’re looking forward to a superb spring market, and with weather so lovely, the vendors can’t bear to stay indoors. Calls have been coming in to check if we are ‘all out’, and the answer is ‘at least almost’! We’ll have signs up at the market, but be sure to have a good look around to find all the food!
- a handful of toasted nuts,
- a slice of honeycomb,
- a piece of sheep’s cheese,
- a sprinkling of fresh chopped herbs,
- a spoonful of chutney
- a few baby radishes
Whatever you choose, be sure to stand back and admire your composition before diving in.
News from Knuckle Down Farm: “We will be back this week and excited to be bringing some rhubarb from our just a little too big to eat it all ourselves rhubarb patch! We will also have spring greens and red radishes. Thanks to everyone for being so enthusiastic about our bagless greens, we encourage everyone to bring their favourite container and fill it up.” Jenny, Peter and Ernest
I spoke too soon last time. The asparagus is a little slower than expected, so Woolerdale is waiting a week to come in to market, and Pine River isn’t able to attend either. In better news, Spade & Spoon will be back, and coming every week now.
The Sosnicki Organic Produce contribution: “We are speeding right along here and a lot of field work, planting and weeding is getting done! Straw on strawberries completed, peas cultivated, etc etc! For Dufferin we are bringing: more of those awesome Ostergruss Radish, fresh Field Kale, Salad Mix galore, beautiful Bok Choy, our storage Carrots and Potatoes. Enjoy our spring harvest! Next week look for Beets and White Turnips!” Jess, Ben & crew
The extra space outside will mean that Urban Harvest can bring lots of plants, a nice bonus for gardeners.
A note from the Akiwenzies: “Smoker is on and the winds sound promising. We should be down for sure.” The delicious, top-quality fish Andrew brings is a great feature of the market, and Andrew himself is, too! Over the years he has been coming, there have been many, many times he has come to the aid of other vendors. Last week, when Jackson Kennedy‘s vehicle mysteriously broke down midway through setting up for his first day back, there was some understandable stress in the air. I called on Andrew, who diagnosed the problem and fixed it, restoring the usual good mood around the JK Fries stand in time to get ready for customers. Thank you Andrew! We are very fortunate.
See you at the market!
These are the vendors we expect for May 12th:
Dufferin Park Bakers
Earth & City
Forbes Wild Foods
Knuckle Down Farm
Sosnicki Organic Produce
Spade & Spoon
Ying Ying Soy Food
*Apologies to fans of the band; THAT Green Day wasn’t available this week!