Growing by the Week

Growing by the week

Hello Market Friends:
Happily, we didn’t end up in Kansas or Oz last week when the wind tried to blow us out of the park! Looks like a great day this time, and there is much to be excited about. Here’s the news:

Welcome back to Sosnicki Organic Produce! Here’s a note from Jessie: “While we struggle with this weather, we are coming anyhow!! We have our new helper Ellen who is a welcome addition around here!  She will be the smiling face greeting you folks at our tables this year while we are busy with kids and in the fields. Ellen will be bringing Kale, Radishes, Spinach, Salad Mix, Storage Potatoes, Perogies and Cabbage Rolls too! Our Strawberries are in full blossom and should be coming in a couple weeks!!”
Growing by the week

Vasile Florin, who brings us nuts, oils, and dried fruits from Moldova, will be bringing Bob Felhazi‘s famously tasty asparagus and other veggies from Pine River Organic Farm as well.

Marvellous Edibles has fresh certified organic chickens this week.

Windswept Cider is bringing hard ciders and Jun from up Meaford way.

I wrote to Kevin Hamilton of Shared Harvest to see if he was ready to join us, but here’s his reply: “We still have standing water out here. There are fields that could be planted that I am unable to get through the low spots to access. Lots of wheel barrowing compost into beds and pitch forking grass out kind of work. Very metabolic. We will be able to come in two weeks with any luck. Sorry Toronto. At least we are not adding to the moisture crying over the Raptors!”

Heidrun‘s Dufferin Park Bakers list for this Thursday:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary, olive-onion
Artisans: baguette, multigrain, potato-onion-buns, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, whole wheat, raisin,
Rice-flour bread (last chance til September 5th! No rice-flour bread in summer due to programming.)

Comings and Goings:
Country Meadows (Angelos) will be back.
Lapapampa Mango and Huber’s Wildwood Farm are attending.
Knuckle Down Farm, Spade & Spoon and Forbes Wild Foods will be absent.

Erika and Andrew McIlmoyle of Waymac Farms welcomed Oscar Joseph last Friday, a “perfect little baby boy, 6 lbs 6 oz.” You can congratulate Andrew at the market. This spring has been “a gift that keeps giving” for mushrooms, so he is coming.

This is the first week for our Summer Events! Helen Mends will be offering a workshop in making stuffed creatures and creations from upcycled materials, using her solar-powered sewing machine! Free, fun, and for all ages!

We’ll also have a visit from Parks Canada with tips on camping in Rouge National Park and elsewhere.

Some of the market board and staff visited the orchards and fields of Reyes Farms near Grimsby this week, on a beautiful, blossomy day. We have been planning this visit, and this addition to the market for a long while, and we had a wonderful time with Ignacio (Nacho) and Mimi learning about how they farm and all that they grow. Look forward to meeting them next month!
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See you at the market!
Anne Freeman

Vendors This Week:
Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers)
Ali Harris (rotis, fish sandwiches, fritters, drinks, pesto)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs, knife sharpening)
ChocoSol (chocolate and coffee)
Country Meadows (olives, oil, cheeses, herbs)
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)
First Fish (wild-caught Arctic fillets and hot or cold smoked)
Fressy Bessie (organic ice pops)
Green Florin (nuts, oils and dried fruits) & Pine River Organic Farm (asparagus & other veggies)
Huber’s Wildwood Farm (pastured organic pork)
Kind Organics (sprouts and salad mixes)
Lapapampa Mango (dried organic Peruvian mangos)
Marvellous Edibles (organic produce, preserves)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce, ferments)
Sosnicki Organic Produce (organic vegetables)
TC’s Tibetan Momos (vegetarian and meat options)
Tapioca Toronto (Brazilian-style gluten-free crepes with market fillings)
Thor Farms (beef and burgers)
Urban Harvest (seeds, seedlings and soil amendments)
Windswept Cider (hard ciders & Jun from the Bruce Peninsula)