Cukes, Zukes, Taties and ‘Maties, and that ain’t all!

Cukes, Zukes, Taties and 'Maties, and that ain't all!

We can’t even list all the veggies and fruits at the market these days. A lovely old-fashioned red-skinned peach variety will be the highlight from Niagara Lavender, we may be lucky and get some corn on the cob, greens are plentiful, and it all tastes so good!

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Loads of heirloom tomatoes as well as top-quality Romas are available to turn into sauces, oven-dry or just gobble. Step up to the Shared Harvest or Sosnicki Organic Produce tables and make your plan. Onions, garlic, and basil from Ujamaa Farm…mmm, what else do you need?

Everdale Farm updates: “New this week are shallots, leeks and Szechuan radishes! We’ve also got lots of salad and cooking greens, sweet carrots and beets, kohlrabi, green onions, cherry and slicer tomatoes, cukes, zukes, red radishes, salad turnips and herbs.
On the farm we have piles of winter squash ripening, dry beans, watermelon and daikon radish, rutabaga, storage kohlrabi, parsnips and turnips sizing up nicely. Our fresh ginger and turmeric are really starting to look good too. Lots to look forward to in the coming weeks.”

Jenny from Knuckle Down Farm writes: “We snuck quietly back to Market last week and hope to be there ’till the outdoor season ends. This week we will be bringing along a nice harvest of green beans. I will also harvest some Purslane for those of you looking for something a little different. I hear it is a ‘superfood’!”

Zachary Zeifman from Garden Soul Farm, just north of Toronto, is visiting with raspberries, golden berries (aka ground cherries) and Gynura, an Asian leafy green that has both culinary and medicinal uses (for glucose control). Stop by and learn more!

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Jason Kun of Island Oysters is ready to make an oyster-lover out of you if you aren’t one already! Here are the types he’ll have this time, and where they’re from:

Malpeque Wild – PEI
Colville Bay – PEI
Kusshi – BC
Little Neck Clams – PEI

Yuliya and Denis from Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Gluten-Free Bakeshop will be visiting vendors this week:

“Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Bakeshop is a 100% gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, refined sugars free, dairy-free, non-GMO bakeshop with vegan and egg-free options, located in the neighbourhood. We bake our goodies in small batches fresh every morning to ensure quality, nutrition and taste. Our products are not only for people with allergies, but for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious, flavourful and healthy breads and pastries.
We are bringing our delicious Sourdough Bread, Ryeless “Rye” Bread, Multi-Seed Bread, Flat bread with herbs, olive oil and pink salt, as well as other goodies sweetened with coconut sugar for lower glycemic index, and Ontario raw honey.”

I’m sad to report that this will be the last week for Best Baa at the market. Peter and Nicole have to shift their energies to other work required in running the dairy and all that goes with it. A huge thank you to them both and their helpers present and past, for so many years of contributing not only delicious sheep’s milk products to the market, but also laughter and friendship. I’ll be stopping by Fiesta Farms for their yogurt and feta!

Mike Fohr, The Knife Guy plans to attend all through September. Put those dull knives you’ve been meaning to bring along with your reusable shopping bags by the front door before you forget….

See you at the market!
Anne Freeman

Vendors this week:

Ali Harris
Bees Universe
Best Baa
Country Meadows
Culture City
Dufferin Park Bakers
Earth & City
Everdale Organic Farm
Evelyn’s Crackers
Floralora Flowers
Forbes Wild Foods
Island Oysters
Jackie Kwitko (Fressy Bessie) ice pops
JK Fries
Kind Organics
Knuckle Down Farm
Marvellous Edibles
Mike the Knife Guy
Niagara Lavender
Pine River Organic Farm
Plan B
Shared Harvest Community Farm
Sosnicki Organic Produce
Spade & Spoon
Tapioca Gourmet
Thorpe’s Organic Produce
Ujamaa Farm
VQA Wines: Reimer Vineyards
Ying Ying Soy Food

Visiting Vendors: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Gluten-Free Bakery, Garden Soul Farm

*If you are baffled by this week’s title, that’s cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes.