Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

Just a couple more weeks of glorious summer, and then our thoughts will be turning….The seasons fly, and the years do, too.
Can you believe that Everdale Organic Farm and Learning Centre has been around for 20 years? That makes me…oh never mind! September 1st marks Everdale‘s 20th anniversary, and you are invited to celebrate with them at CarrotFest! 

Lots of variety and lots of quantity this week; it’s time to think about putting some summer goodness by in your freezer or pantry.

The latest from Shared Harvest: “We have loads of eggplant. We will sell by the bushel for anyone who would like. $1/lb and a bushel weighs 33-35lbs.
We also have callaloo, peppers, beans, dragon beans, cherry tomatoes, parsley, dill, cilantro, carrots, beets, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, ground cherries, zucchini, onions, garlic and basil.” Kevin

Cook or roast for a long time. Season well and eat right away or freeze for a winter treat.

Peel lots of garlic, add plenty of sunflower or olive oil to a heavy pan, and fill it with a layer of cherry tomatoes.

The Sosnicki Organic Produce news: “Keep on ordering romas! Tomatoes are very plentiful! Check our blog for ordering info! Sun Sugars too! Heirloom Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Sweet Onions, Eggplants of different colours and shapes, Hot Peppers, Kale, fresh dug Potatoes, Sweet Red and Yellow Watermelons, Sweet Corn (pick off the tip worms!), Cantaloupes, Blonde and Regular Field Cucumbers (may have cases for pickling, new patch is beaut), Beefsteak Tomatoes, summer Cabbages too!!” Jess, Ben and Crew!!

From Knuckle Down Farm: “Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes! Have you tried our tomatoes yet? This week we will have loads of the most delicious tomatoes. Big and colourful heirlooms, red slicers, the sweetest cocktail and cherry tomatoes and even some meaty sauce tomatoes. There will be some other lovely things too, but seriously, you have to try these tomatoes.”

Debbie Wiecha has another nice load of Red Haven peaches, and probably two more weeks’ worth of late varieties after that.

We are shaking things up just a little with vendor setup, so you will find All Sorts Acres down in the valley by Monforte Dairy and Marvellous Edibles, and Sweet Seduction up top with Baha’s, Earth & City, Tapioca Toronto and Ali Harris.
This week First Fish, a non-profit social enterprise, will be offering wild caught Arctic Char from the Inuit fisherman of Qikiqtarjuaq, Baffin Island in Nunavut! There will be cold smoked, hot smoked, and arctic char fillets available.
Kind Organics will be absent as they are taking an all-too-rare vacation. They, and Stas will be back next week.
From Andrew at Waymac: “It is with great delight that I say we have a great crop of oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms this week and will be in attendance”.
Windswept Cider makes an appearance this week, and East Ghee returns with herb-infused ghee.
Make room for a little art in your life; it’s Art Hive week at the market! Cynthia and friends welcome all to join in creative activities under their tent.
Looking forward to a beautiful afternoon.
See you at the market!
Anne Freeman

Vendors this week:
Ali Harris: rotis, fritters, sandwiches, drinks
All Sorts Acreslamb, sheep dairy, wool
Baha’s Food: samosas, hot sauces, cheese biscuits
Bees Universe:honey, bee products, eggs
ChocoSolchocolate and chocolate beverages, coffee
Country Meadowsolives, oil, eggs, cheese
Culture Cityfermented condiments and preserves, tempeh
DeFlouredsavoury and sweet gluten-free baking
Dufferin Park Bakers: wood-fired oven breads, salads, snacks
Earth & Citysalads, snacks and beverages
East Ghee (visiting vendor): spice infused ghee made from Ontario butter
Everdale: fresh organic produce
First Fish: frozen and smoked wild Arctic char
Forbes Wild Foodswild mushrooms, maple syrup & more
Fressy Bessieorganic unsweetened ice pops
GreenFlorin: Moldovan nuts, oils, and dried fruits
Knuckle Down Farm: organic vegetables
Marvellous Ediblespastured meats, organic veg. & more
Monforte Dairycheeses from many milks
Niagara Lavender Farm: tender fruits, berries, lavender
Pine River: organic vegetables
Plan Blocal and imported organic produce
Shared Harvest Community Farm: fresh organic produce
Sosnicki Organic Produce: organic vegetablesz
Spade & Spoon: preserves, maple syrup
Sweet Seduction: baked goods of many kinds
Tapioca Toronto: Brazilian style gluten-free crepes with market fillings
Ted Thorpeveggies and greens, strawberries
Urban Harvest: body care, seeds, garden amendments
Windswept Cider: hard ciders from the Meaford area

Those are some of the many colourful delights on Marvellous Edibles‘ tables in the photo up top.