There’s frost on the kale patch, but there will be plenty of good veg (including greens) at the market.
We’re also looking forward to a special visit from the Sosnicki Organic Produce gang: “Ben, Sadie and I are coming to town tomorrow to say hi and spread cheer with perogies and cabbage rolls! Come by, say hi and grab a pack or two for the holidays! So excited to see everyone and to have the food to share again!! ”
We’re glad that Sadie Sosnicki is playing hooky from kindergarten to come along. It seems like such a short time ago that we were celebrating her birth, but she’s soon to be big sister to three little farm boys!
This week’s tasty treats from Everdale include a few wonderful vegetable varieties. Impress your friends or your kids by cooking up some paris atlas carrots, and maybe a black futzu winter squash or a fairytale pumpkin!
Here’s the list: Jerusalem artichokes, arugula, red beets, chioggia beets, gold beets, white beets, bok choi, cabbage, orange carrot, purple carrot, paris atlas carrots, celeriac, baby chard, cilantro, green kale, purple baby kale, leeks, red storage onion, yellow storage onion, shallots, parsnip, parsley root, rutabaga, salad mix, spinach, turnips, black futzu winter squash, butternut winter squash, musque de provence fairytale pumpkins.
Jennifer Osborn of All Sorts Acre has about the funnest excuse ever for missing the market. She’s going to Ice Cream School! She’ll be back next time with many lovely potential gifts to choose from, including yarn and felted items, but you’ll have to wait a while for the ice cream.
Andrew McIlmoyle from Waymac also has to miss the market. He says there has been ‘too much weather interference’ for mushroom production.
I am sorry to share a sad message from Tamas and Sandra Dombi of Kind Organics:
Dear farmers’ market friends & customers,
It is with mixed feelings that Sandra and I write this email to you. Following two months of dialogue about our future, prompted by some recent health challenges along with some traumatic staffing issues, we have decided that it is time for Sandra and I to take a year off from our hectic 7-day a week 9-year farming marathon and heal. This decision has not been made lightly, and we recognize the far reaching effect that this will have.
At this time we are working on finding a buyer for Kind Organics so that it may continue to operate without us. We deeply appreciate your kindness and willingness to invest in a little farm to help us grow. And grow we did! THANK YOU from the deepness of our hearts.
These past 9 years of farming have been challenging but also truly wonderful and it has been an honour and a privilege to grow your food. We have truly enjoyed working with plants, with nature and with our loving and loyal customers! If you think of someone who might be interested in continuing with Kind Organics please pass on our info.
Tamas and Sandra Dombi
Note that Kind Organics will continue to come to Dufferin for the foreseeable future.
Marvellous Edibles will have fresh pastured Berkshire pork along with their impressive selection of other foods.
Shopping for holiday treats? Have a look at beeswax candles and skin cream from Bees Universe, seeds and tinctures from Urban Harvest, chutneys and other preserves from Spade & Spoon, ChocoSol chocolate, dried mushroom blends or maple treats from Forbes Wild Foods, teas and herb blends from Kind Organics, and more!
See you at the market,
This week’s vendors:
Ali Harris: rotis, fish sandwiches, fritters, drinks
Bees Universe: honey, eggs, bee products
Chocosol: chocolate, coffee, drinks
Culture City: fermented foods, condiments
DeFloured: gluten-free baking
Dufferin Park Bakers: wood-fired oven breads, salads, snacks
Everdale: fresh organic produce
Forbes Wild Foods: nuts, mushrooms & other wild foods
Kind Organics: sprouts, salad mixes, teas
Marvellous Edibles: pastured poultry, meats, organic vegetables
Monforte Dairy: cheeses of many kinds
Pine River: organic vegetables, dried fruit & nuts
Shared Harvest: fresh organic vegetables, herbs
Sosnicki Organic Produce: organic produce and prepared foods
Spade & Spoon: pickles, jams, maple syrup, soup
Ted Thorpe: fresh produce
Urban Harvest: body care, seeds
- Don’t forget to bring your Loyal Eaters Card! If you haven’t got one yet it’s not too late.
- We’re open every Thursday from 3 to 7pm year-round, except for December 28th (the one between Christmas and New Year’s).
- The construction that has blocked most of our little access street all season is almost finished. There’s legal Thursday afternoon parking at the north end of the park, across from the high school.