Sweet Summertime

Sweet summertime
Sweet summertime
Rumour has it that some of these sour cherries might be included in a Friday Night Supper menu soon.

Sweet music to our ears from Debbie Wiecha of Niagara Lavender Farm: “I will have a few raspberries, plus lavender and cherries for market this Thursday.”

From Sosnicki Organic Produce:”Berries will be in mass abundance. The patch is ripe and ready to go! We will sell by the quart, by the flat for jam and freezing, and by the pint for $4 as well. So everyone can enjoy berries!! Zucs have really slowed down, but we will still have some! Peas, peas and more peas!! The sweet shelling variety still. We’ll begin the sugar snaps next week. Lettuces too!” Jessie, Ben & crew

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Delicious Sheepmilk Gelato

All Sorts Acres practices ‘whole animal farming’, which means that you may find Jennifer felting wool, explaining efficient and renewable insulation and sound panels, offering tastes of gelato, selling lamb, or talking about her new butter churn. Here’s her list for this week:
Gelato: strawberry, dark chocolate, pure vanilla, no sugar maple, and no sugar rhubarb-maple;
Lamb: ground, shoulder and loin chops, and leg steaks;
She will also have sheepmilk sweet butter and some sheepmilk yoghurt!

Pine River Organic Farm has had vehicle trouble and a collapsed greenhouse. We hope they can make it this week. Andrew from Waymac has to cut hay while he can, and his wife Erika has one more week of teaching school, so they can’t come this time.

Baha’s Food will be in attendance, with perfectly spiced curry, delicious samosas, and hot sauces to knock your socks off.

Get your favourite ciders this time, made by Mark and Courtney Skinner of Windswept Cider from the lost orchards of the Bruce Peninsula.

Heidrun is hoping the Thursday morning weather will cooperate with her plan to bake challah in the park ovens.

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A partial list of last year’s Repair Cafe fixes.

Bring your favourite-but-broken stuff to market! We’re hosting a Mini-Repair Café, and there will be volunteers ready to have a go at fixing bikes, small appliances, electronics, clothing (and maybe more) free of charge! You can learn how to do it yourself, too. Visit the summer events calendar on www.dufferingrovemarket.ca to find out about more upcoming visitors!

Warm congratulations to Ali Harris on the arrival of a new family member, born while we were setting up for market last Thursday, healthy and strong.
See you at the market!
Anne Freeman

P.S. A Sneak Preview of next week: The oyster season has been so good and the welcome so warm at Dufferin that Island Oysters will return one more time, and Catalyst Community Herbals will be back!

Vendors this week:
Ali Harris: rotis, sandwiches, drinks, fritters
All Sorts Acres: gelato, sheepmilk yogurt, lamb, wool
Baha’s Food: samosas, curries, hot sauces
Bees Universe: honey, bee products, eggs
ChocoSol: chocolate and chocolate beverages, coffee
Country Meadows: olives, oil, eggs, cheese
Culture City: fermented condiments and preserves, tempeh
DeFloured: savoury and sweet gluten-free baking
Dufferin Park Bakers: wood-fired oven breads, salads, snacks
Earth & City: salads, snacks and beverages
Everdale Farm: fresh organic produce
Forbes Wild Foods: wild mushrooms, maple syrup & more
Fressy Bessie: organic unsweetened ice pops
GreenFlorin: Moldovan nuts, oils, and dried fruits
Kind Organics: sprouts, salad mixes, teas, microgreens
Marvellous Edibles: pastured meats, organic veg. & more
Monforte Dairy: cheeses from many milks
Pine River Organic Farm: asparagus and other produce
Plan B: local and imported organic produce
Shared Harvest Community Farm: fresh organic produce
Sosnicki Organic Produce: certified organic veggies, strawberries
Spade & Spoon: preserves, maple syrup
Stas Variety: french fries, grilled pastured meats
Tapioca Toronto: Brazilian style gluten-free crepes with market fillings
Ted Thorpe: veggies and greens
Urban Harvest: seeds, garden amendments, plants
Windswept Cider: hard ciders from the Bruce Peninsula