Hurray for the Grove

Aren’t you glad our market isn’t in a parking lot? Come enjoy the shade and breezes of Dufferin Grove, and all the good food the farmers and vendors are bringing. The Park Staff is setting up a sprinkler for the kids (and maybe some adults, too.) Such a long list of notes this week!

Ted Thorpe says he’s got phenomenal sugar snap and shelling peas, lots of zucchini, beets, all kinds of greens, and he’s hoping to bring a few of his cousin’s late strawberries.

Mel Golba writes, “Things are growing well here at Plan B with all the hot weather mixed with thunderstorms! Here’s some of what we’ll have this week:
Sugar Snap Peas
Basil, Dill, Cilantro & Rosemary
Garlic Scapes
English Cucumbers (from HOPE)
Red Radishes
Red & Green Leaf Lettuce

Debbie Wiecha of Niagara Lavender Farm says, “We will have another small load of raspberries, cherries and lavender”, so apologies to latecomers….

Jason Kun of Island Oysters returns for his last visit til fall. Icy cool oysters sound just right!  

Tara of Catalyst Community Herbals is back, bringing a selection of things that are good for what ails you.

Sosnicki Organic Produce will unfortunately have to be absent from this week’s market.  (The strawberries are really dwindling now anyhow.) We will be back with more peas, **new potatoes** etc. as soon as Ben tends to planting out our storage crops, which we are behind on!” Jessie

 Mushrooms (and coolers) don’t get along well with heat, so Waymac will be absent again, and Pine River has more vehicle woes.

Heidrun wrote to say that the Dufferin Park Bakers are are making challah along with most of the ‘regular’ delicious breads.

Don’t forget to try some of the fabulous ice cream from All Sorts Acres and an ice pop from Fressy Bessie, as well as a long, cool drink from one of the vendors.

We’re looking forward to our second Word on the Street Pop-Up, featuring local authors reading from their work. Here’s this week’s lineup:

4:00 – Star Spider – Past Tense
4:30 – Cary Fagan – The Hollow Under the Tree
5:00 – Laurel Croza – TheWhirlpool
5:30 – Harriet Alida Lye -The Honey Farm
6:00 – Toronto Poetry Slam Team and BAM! Youth Slam Team

And of course, check our list for the full lineup of vendors!
See you at the market,
Anne Freeman

Vendors this week:

Ali Harris: rotis, sandwiches, drinks
All Sorts Acres: lamb, sheep dairy, wool
Bees Universe: honey, bee products, eggs
Catalyst Community Herbals: locally crafted herbal remedies
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: fresh organic produce
Forbes Wild Foods: wild mushrooms, maple syrup & more
Fressy Bessie: organic unsweetened ice pops
GreenFlorin: Moldovan nuts, oils, and dried fruits
Island Oysters: fresh shucked Canadian oysters
Kind Organics: sprouts, salad mixes, teas, microgreens
Marvellous Edibles: pastured meats, organic veg. & more
Monforte Dairy: cheeses from many milks
Niagara Lavender: lavender, tender fruits, berries
Plan B: local and imported organic produce
Reimer Vineyards: local organic VQA wines
Robinson Bread: sourdough breads made from fresh-milled grains
Shared Harvest Community Farm: fresh organic produce
Spade & Spoon: preserves, maple syrup
Stas Variety: french fries, grilled pastured meats
Tapioca Toronto: Brazilian style gluten-free crepes with market fillings
TC’s Tibetan Momos: vegetarian and meat-filled dumplings
Ted Thorpe: veggies and greens
Urban Harvest: seeds, garden amendments, body care

Please remember to bring along bags and containers to reduce reliance on plastic.