News for July 21st, 2016

News for july 21st, 2016

This week’s market news intro comes to you courtesy of Sosnicki Organic Produce‘s gorgeous instagram post: “Cucumbers, cucumbers, oh baby Organic cucumbers! An abundance, and usually due to disease we have a heck of a time with them and never harvest much…we never give up – and try every year to grow the best crop. Because it’s so nice and dry, everyone gets to enjoy them this year! You will find our prices more than fair as well. When we have a bumper crop – we share fair!”

Jessie Sosnicki also wrote us to say that they are taking orders for bushels and half-bushels of cucumbers at the booth. “It is definitely a tomato/cucumber year for us. Also lots of sweet onions, beets, kale, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cabbages too! And can’t forget the Patty Pan Squash! No shortage of that stuff.” Time to get out those pickle recipes….

Kyle from Everdale Farm wrote to say: “This week we’ll have our first rainbow carrots! Also our super sweet orange carrots, beets, green onion, head lettuce, cilantro, dill, parsley, basil and lots of different salad and cooking greens.”

We’re happy to have Anan Lololi and the Ujamaa Farm Collective back this week with a beautiful selection of greens, vegetables and herbs. Anan hopes their expanded greenhouse production will mean they can attend for a long late stretch.

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Gorgeous onions on the Ujamaa table

And… in the visiting vendor corner, Jackie Kwitko of Fressy Bessy will come by with ice pops this week- so make sure you grab an icy treat from her to help keep cool! 

TC’s Tibetan Momos will also be visiting, and so will Abbagail McRuer of Landkind. She will be showing off the Ready-to-Harvest boxes they make from recycled apple crates filled with soil and veggie plants and talking about their landscape designs featuring water wise, native, and pollinator-friendly plants.

Knuckle Down Farm will be absent this week, as a note from Jenny explains: “Still no rain. I am irrigating, but only as fast as our well can refill!” We look forward to your return Jenny!

Hungry Vegan and Ying Ying Soy Food will also be absent this week.

2016-06-16 21. 47. 25Do you ever wonder if you could make tortillas as good as ChocoSol‘s? Well, they generously shared some tips with the Ontario Culinary Tourism Network, so you can read all about how to try!


Lucky for you, Dufferin Grove Park is one of 120 new locations for Bike Share racks, adding an option for getting to and from the market. Too bad the bikes don’t come with giant baskets to load up with market goodies! You can read more about the expansion on

I spoke too soon in the July 7th news; we have to wait until next week for the arrival of our new ATM.

See you at the market,
Anne Freeman

Vendors for this week:
Ali Harris
Bees Universe*
Best Baa
Country Meadows
Culture City*
Dufferin Park Bakers
Earth & City*
Evelyn’s Crackers*
Everdale Organic Farm
Floralora Flowers*
Forbes Wild Foods
JK Fries
Kind Organics*
Marvellous Edibles
Niagara Lavender
Pine River Organic Farm
Plan B
Shared Harvest Community Farm
Sosnicki Organic Produce
Spade & Spoon*
Tapioca Gourmet*
Thorpe’s Organic Produce
Ujamaa Collective
Urban Harvest*
VQA Wines: Frogpond Farm*
Waymac Farm

Guests: Fressy Bessy, Landkind and TC’s Tibetan Momos.

*These vendors accept electronic payment.