Turning toward the Light

Turning toward the Light

LAST MARKET OF THE YEAR! WE RETURN JANUARY 4TH.turning toward the lightThe Winter Solstice is at 11:27 am on December 21st in Toronto. By the time the market opens, we will be on the other side of the darkest day, and turning toward the light again.

Jennifer Osborn of All Sorts Acre is kindly making a stop at her neighbours, the Filsingers‘, to pick up organic cider for us. We plan to have a pot on the stove (with some of Urban Harvest’s exceptionally good cinnamon sticks tossed in) to share with farmers, vendors, neighbours, friends, and strangers.  Richard Underhill will come to make merry music until he has to go join the revelry in Kensington. Please join us for a cup of good cheer! Oh, and could you toss a cup into your market bag to bring along? We may run short.

All Sorts Acre will bring along extra bottles of cider to sell, alongside lovely crafts and D.I.Y. kits, yarn, sheep’s milk, delicious Shepherd’s Pies and lamb.

For those who like their cider with more of a kick to it, Mark Skinner will be making a special trip down. “Windswept Cider can help you celebrate the holidays with some organic, bubbly cider this season. Share with friends or keep it for yourself to get through the family dinner! Cheers from Mark & Courtney”

Shared Harvest returns this time, so we will be full to bursting again, with vendors outside too.

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Available this week: Jerusalem artichoke, arugula, red beets, candycane beets, gold beets, white beets, orange carrots, purple carrots, paris atlas ball carrots, celery root, bagged green kale, bagged purple kale, yellow onions, shallots, parsnips, parsley root, UNROASTED PEANUTS, watermelon radish, raddicchio, rutabaga, salad mix, spinach, turnips, butternut squash! Love, Everdale”

Did I hear a mention of LOCAL ORGANIC PEANUTS? Wow, very cool.

If you didn’t get an advance order in with DeFloured, not to worry. Krista and Chris are bringing extra goodies along this week. If you haven’t tried their mince tarts, you don’t know what you are missing. Don’t even get me started on the salted-caramel-chocolate ones….

Marvellous Edibles has an incredible array of baking and special holiday items, too. It’s so amazing having farmers at the market who are also chefs, bakers and charcuterie makers!

Blythe from Spade & Spoon has assembled lovely gift packages, Urban Harvest has wonderful little delights; in fact, almost everyone has prepared something extra special. We really hope you can come.

Thank you all for your support of the market this year. With renovations of unknown scope on the horizon, 2018 may be quite an adventure. We’ll be counting on you to stick by us.
See you at the last market of 2017!
Anne Freeman

This week’s vendors:

Ali Harris: rotis, fritters, fish sandwiches, beverages
All Sorts Acre: lamb, sheep’s milk, yarn, felting kits, crafts, Shepherd’s Pie
Bees Universe: honey, beeswax candles, eggs, bee products–MAY BE ABSENT-weather dependent
Chocosol: chocolate, coffee, drinks
Country Meadows: olives, oil, eggs, cheeses
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
Shared Harvest: fresh organic vegetables, herbs
Spade & Spoon: pickles, jams, maple syrup, soup
Ted Thorpe: fresh produce
Urban Harvest: body care, seeds
Windswept Cider: local hard ciders and perry