Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

Hello Market Friends:
Although it is surprising to be wearing sweaters in June, we are moving towards summer, and a bigger and bigger market.

Before we are swept into peak season, we want to look back in remembrance of Debbie Wiecha, a much loved member of our Dufferin community, gone too soon. At 4:30, we will have a short memorial for Debbie, with music led by Ken Whiteley and Richard Underhill, and words spoken by some of her many market friends. We don’t expect the market to entirely halt during this time, but some vendors will want to attend. Thank you for your understanding.

Some of Aldergrove Organic Farm’s harvest.

We are in salad bliss right now. Along with lettuces almost too beautiful to eat, we’ve got fresh early harvests of radishes, rhubarb, asparagus, green garlic, hakurei turnips, spinach, kale, herbs, salad blends and green onions. Ben and Jessie Sosnicki‘s storage potatoes are excellent, too.

There is plenty of time yet to plant, and Urban Harvest will have organic seedlings looking for good homes.

Lots of barbeque options; Marvellous Edibles has a steady supply of organic chicken now, First Fish is attending weekly, Thor Farms has a good selection of beef, and Huber’s Wildwood Farm just decided to come again this time with pork.

Waymac Farms will be absent as Andrew helps Erika and Baby Oscar settle in at home.

We are delighted to have Mismak Zena starting as a regular vendor with fresh and tasty Ethiopian vegan cuisine! The menu for this Thursday will be: Shiro (chickpea stew) + Garlic Kale + Telba (flaxseed paste) + Awaze (Ethiopian hot sauce) + Injera (Ethiopian teff flatbread). Mismak plans to change the dishes she brings every week or two through the season.
Catalyst Community Herbals returns the first Thursday of every month with traditional products from the Irish tradition. Talk to Tara about your specific interests and concerns. Prices are sliding scale to accommodate differing levels of income and access.
Southbrook Vineyards will also be back on first Thursdays with a great selection of organic wines.
Our supper in the park options are expanding as the days get longer, so why not linger after you get your groceries?
See you at the market!
Anne Freeman
P.S. Please remember to bring your bags and containers. We are working towards a zero waste market, but we can’t do it without you!
Here’s the Whole Kit and Kaboodle!
This Week’s Vendors:
Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers)
Ali Harris (rotis, fish sandwiches, fritters, drinks, pesto)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs, knife sharpening)
Catalyst Community Herbals (traditional herbal products)
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 fish)
Forbes Wild Foods (fresh and dried mushrooms, syrup, nuts and other wild foods)
Fressy Bessie (organic ice pops)
Green Florin (nuts, oils and dried fruits) & Pine River Organic Farm (asparagus & other veggies)
Huber’s Wildwood Farm (leaf lard, bacon, sausages, and other pork)
Kind Organics (sprouts and salad mixes)
Marvellous Edibles (organic produce, preserves)
Mismak Zena (Ethiopian Cuisine)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce, ferments)
Robinson Bread (sourdough baking from freshly milled grains)
Sosnicki Organic Produce (organic vegetables)
Southbrook Vineyards (organic VQA wines)
Spade & Spoon (jams, pickles, syrup, rhubarb)
Tapioca Toronto (Brazilian-style gluten-free crepes with market fillings)
Thor Farms (beef and burgers)
Urban Harvest (seeds, seedlings and soil amendments)