Hello Market Friends:
This feels like the first full-on-summer market. So much coming in! So much going on!
It is a BIG treat to have Kevin ‘The Greens Giant” Hamilton of Shared Harvest back with his signature gargantuan crops! Four pound Romaine Lettuces! Enormous Kale! And Parsley…Last week Market Staffer Nicole Jacobs was halfway through explaining how she had frozen and saved the last parsley pickings of 2018, when she glimpsed the size of the bunches in Kevin’s truck and just about burst into tears of happiness! Whatever is going on down in Dunnville, we want more of it!
We’ll have great start-of-summer harvests from Aldergrove Organic Farm, of beautiful peonies, fresh bunches of carrots, beautiful lettuces and more.
The Sosnicki Organic Produce report: “Today is organic inspection day, but we managed to pull off the sweetest Wendy strawberries, and Jewels too! Also some Sunset Valley! All 3 kinds of berries are coming AND the first trickle of Shelling Peas as well as Garlic Scapes, Salad Mix and Kale! Zucchini next week!”
Island Oysters returns this week with freshly shucked oysters to enjoy in Jason’s pop-up restaurant.
Welcome to Manni and Gladys, who will be serving up cheesy, delicious tamales at the Monforte table.
All Sorts Acre is ba-a-a-ck (every other week), with all things sheep!
“Never throw something away tomorrow which you can fix today.”
There is lots of excitement about the return of Repair Café Toronto to the market. Bring your toys, clothing, small electronics, bicycles and other stuff in need of a little fixing, and their team of volunteers will help you save these items from the landfill. Stop by to wish their fearless leader Paul a Happy Birthday, too! You’ll find them near the entrance to the rinkhouse.
Another treat we have for you this week is a visit from Triple C Community Dance Project, performing “Mandala for Water” at the south end of the market, once at 5:00 and again at 6:00.
“We began the creation of this mandala inspired by the cellular movement of plants and animals. The circle that inevitably unfolded became a mandala-a celebration of life. Further explorations led us back to the source-water. This moving mandala is an offer to heal the water, our planet and ourselves, and give love, respect and gratitude to the water.”
Triple C is a community dance project featuring mostly dancers over the age of 40, and based on the principles of Community, Collaboration and Creation.
Spade & Spoon has to miss the market while they transition to their new farm, and we’ve got a few other absences; our vendor list will help you plan your shopping list.
See you at the market!
This Week’s Vendors:
Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers)
Ali Harris (rotis, fish sandwiches, fritters, drinks, pesto)
All Sorts Acre (lamb, wool products, sheep’s milk gelato)
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)
Island Oysters (fresh shucked Canadian oysters)
Kind Organics (sprouts and salad mixes)
Marvellous Edibles (organic chicken, produce, preserves)
Mismak Zena (Ethiopian vegan cuisine)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks, tamales)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce, ferments)
Shared Harvest (organic veggies and herbs)
Sosnicki Organic Produce (organic vegetables, strawberries)
TC’s 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)
Windswept Cider (sparkling ciders and Jun from the Bruce Peninsula)