Posted by on May 23, 2019

Hello Market Friends,
We can’t wait any longer! The market and the leaves are growing exponentially, and we have decided to make the spring leap forward into the park. Please bring someone new along with you and/or take a moment to spread this news, so our customer list grows as fast as our vendor list!

We are very excited about this outdoor season: our roster of returning and new vendors is superb, and beginning next week, a rotating series of market guests will offer workshops and events. Please take a look at our 2019 Events Calendar, ready for your viewing pleasure thanks to our loyal webmaster, Peter Wills.

A hearty welcome back to several of our prepared food vendors: Tapioca Toronto, TC’s Tibetan Momos, and Earth & City will be adding their special flavours to your dining options.

We’ll enjoy another visit from Island Oysters, Thor Farms hopes to have burgers and fries, and the menu will be rounded out by Ali Harris and the Dufferin Park Bakers. How will you choose? Have an ice pop from Fressy Bessie while you’re deciding.

Robinson Bread returns with superb baking (every other week), and you can take home local organic wine from Frogpond Farm, the first to visit of our VQA team.

When we learned that Everdale would no longer be coming to Toronto markets, we had another great farm that had been waiting in the wings. We are delighted to welcome Aldergrove Organic Farm, which belongs to Fraser and Glynis (another farmer with a Dufferin connection, as she worked at the park for a while) and their two little ones. This week, Aldergrove will be bringing salad mix, radishes, rhubarb and a limited quantity of tulips.

Grab plenty of greens from Knuckle Down Farm (a reminder to bring your own bag!) and our other farmers; they are the freshest and tastiest money can buy!

Heidrun‘s list for the Dufferin Park Bakers:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary, olive-onion
Artisans: baguette, multigrain, pumpkin seed, spelt-walnut, cranberry walnut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, whole wheat, raisin,
and Rice-flour bread

 Note: Due to summer programming there will be no rice-flour bread from June 6 through August 29. The next rice-flour bread baking after the beginning of June will be September 5.

Angelos of Country Meadows will be absent because of a bout of laryngitis, and Waymac isn’t back yet.


Take your tastebuds on a tour of spring’s special flavours: rhubarb, green garlic, wild leeks, dandelion greens, and fiddleheads are all only available for a short and wonderful time.
See you at the BIG OUTDOOR market!
Anne Freeman

This Week’s Vendors (I hope I am not forgetting anyone!)

Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers)
Ali Harris (rotis, fish sandwiches, fritters, drinks, pesto)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs, knife sharpening)
ChocoSol (chocolate and coffee)
Culture City (non-soy tempeh, fermented condiments)
DeFloured (sweet and savoury gluten-free baking)
Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups & snacks)
Earth & City (snacks, spreads and beverages)
Forbes Wild Foods (mushrooms, nuts, syrup and more)
First Fish (wild-caught Arctic fillets and hot or cold smoked)
Fressy Bessie (organic ice pops)
Green Florin (nuts, oils and dried fruits)
Island Oysters (fresh-shucked Canadian oysters)
Kind Organics (sprouts and salad mixes)
Knuckle Down Farm (greens, rhubarb)
Marvellous Edibles (organic produce, preserves)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce, ferments)
Robinson Bread (sourdough baking from fresh-milled grains)
Spade & Spoon (jams, pickles, maple syrup, rhubarb)
TC’s Tibetan Momos (vegetarian and meat options)
Tapioca Toronto (Brazilian-style gluten-free crepes with market fillings)
Thor Farms (transitional beef, burgers and fries)
Urban Harvest (seeds and soil amendments)