Hello Market Friends:
It was a thrilling moment when the note arrived from Jessie to say that the first Sosnicki Organic Produce harvest of strawberries is coming to Dufferin! As Jessie likes to say, these strawberries are “sprayed with absolutely nothing”. That doesn’t mean they are easy to grow; a tremendous amount of work and care goes into producing certified organic berries. Come at the start of market if you want some; quantities are limited yet.
Jennifer of All Sorts Acre was looking forward to returning this week, but has had to cancel due to illness. Next time she will begin bringing a diverse assortment of food and fibre from her flock, including sheep’s milk gelato.
Knuckle Down Farm will be coming with spinach and chard, and Aldergrove Farm will have sweet and tender kale, juicy radishes, perfect mixed greens (bring a bag!) and lots of arugula!
We’re still waiting for a glimpse of Kevin Hamilton (Shared Harvest) and Ted Thorpe, but rumour has it that it won’t be long now.
Waymac and Thor Farms will be absent.
The Dufferin Park Bakers’ bread list for the week:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary, cornmeal, olive-onion
Artisans: baguette, multigrain, potato-onion, spelt-walnut, cranberry walnut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, whole wheat, raisin
The Art Hive, run by the Scratch Collective is back this week, as part of our calendar of Summer Events. They are offering cardboard looms; come by and try some weaving. The Art Hive is offered for all to use and enjoy – not just for kids! Come have a seat at the table and enjoy creating with community.
Speaking of community, you are invited to help our friends from Clay and Paper Theatre celebrate their 25th anniversary as the resident theatre company of Dufferin Grove! This Saturday from 2-5 pm, there will be a special birthday edition of Day of Delight, where else, but in the Park!
See you at the market!
This Week’s Vendors:
Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers)
Ali Harris (rotis, fish sandwiches, fritters, drinks, pesto)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs, sometimes 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 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)
Kind Organics (sprouts and salad mixes)
Knuckle Down Farm (veggies)
Marvellous Edibles (organic chicken, produce, preserves)
Mismak Zena (Ethiopian vegan cuisine)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce, ferments)
Sosnicki Organic Produce (organic vegetables, strawberries)
Reimer Vineyard (organic VQA wine)
Spade & Spoon (jams, pickles, syrup, rhubarb)
TC’ Tibetan Momos (dumplings with vegetable or meat fillings)
Tapioca Toronto (Brazilian-style gluten-free crepes with market fillings)
Urban Harvest (seeds, seedlings and soil amendments)
Bring those bags! If you’ve got extras, someone else can use them. Please drop them off at the market info. table.