An End of Summer Symphony

An End of Summer Symphony

Hello Market Friends:
Summer is ending with a huge crescendo. We have a record number of vendors and visitors to fit in, and so much to choose from that I could spend all day listing the items.

Here’s just a sampling of what’s coming:

Aldergrove Organic Farm‘s list: arugula, salad mix, sunflower shoots, eggplant, hot and sweet peppers, carrots, radishes, chard, leeks, celery, parsley, thyme, beets, celeriac, kohlrabi, kale, cherry, paste and heirloom tomatoes, and mixed bouquets of flowers.

New crops this week from Sosnicki Organic Produce are “broccoli, and lots of all-yellow sweet corn on the cob! Also lots of kale, sweet Shepherd and Bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes like crazy, beets, carrots, garlic, and beautiful red and green cabbages. It’s not too late to order 25 lb cases of Roma tomatoes for sauce! Email to get on the list for pickup at the market. Ben will bring some extra in case you decide last minute to pick one up ;)”

We’ll have one more visit from Red Dog Farm with multiple varieties of garlic, and Huber’s Wildwood Farm is coming with pastured pork, too!

Talk Turkey with Jens of Marvellous Edibles if you are making Thanksgiving plans.

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Mimi from Reyes Farms says, “We are in the home stretch for picking peaches…..late varieties include – Loring & Venture (last of the baby gold clingstone peaches). We did our first pick of Honey Crips Apples and will bring some Thursday. Loads of Blue Plum varieties: Italian Prune Plums, Vanette, Victory….all great eating and baking plums.”

Pickles, jams, and chutneys galore! Spade & Spoon is coming!

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

Claudia Vergara of Nustart would like to gather feedback on the vegan dishes (mainly legume-based) she is developing. She will be visiting with free samples.

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Back by popular demand: Bob and Mary Miller from Kawartha Broom Co., demonstrating traditional corn broom making. Bring along a broomstick if you like, or use one of theirs.

Our Calendar of Summer Visitors and Events continues with Alan Majer of Autonomous Objects, sharing his community-stewardship model of a tool library. Talk to Alan and you may go home with an object in your pocket to complete a project and then pass along.

Take a look through the full list of vendors and what they have on offer, and bring extra bags!
See you at the market!
Anne Freeman

Vendors This Week:

Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and blooms)
All Sorts Acre (lamb, wool products, sheep’s milk gelato – every other week)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs, bee products)
ChocoSol (chocolate and coffee)
Country Meadows (certified organic olives, oil, cheeses, eggs)
Culture City (natto, tempeh, fermented condiments and fermented foods)
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)
Frogpond Farm (certified organic local VQA wines – monthly visits)
Green Florin (nuts, dried fruits and oils from Moldova)
Huber’s Wildwood Farm (pastured pork – occasional visits)
Island Oysters (fresh-shucked Canadian oysters – occasional visits)
Kawartha Broom Co. (traditional corn brooms – visiting vendor)
Kind Organics (sprouts and salad mixes)
Knuckle Down Farm (vegetables)
Marvellous Edibles (certified organic chicken, produce, preserves)
Mismak Zena (Ethiopian vegan cuisine)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks, tamales)
Plan B (local and imported certified organic produce)
Red Dog Farm (garlic – visiting vendor)
Reye’s Farms (tender fruits (not organic))
Shared Harvest (certified organic veggies and herbs)
Sosnicki Organic Produce (certified organic vegetables)
Spade & Spoon (jams, pickles, maple syrup)
TC’s Tibetan Momos (vegetarian or meat – every other week)
Tapioca Toronto (Brazilian-style gluten-free crepes with market fillings)
Thorpe’s Organic Produce (veggies)
Urban Harvest (seeds, soil amendments, body care)

P.S. A reminder that the Final Public Meeting on the Dufferin Grove Northwest Corner and Clubhouse Improvements is right after the market, beginning with a drop-in from 6:30 to 7pm to view the design plans, and continuing from 7 to 9. It will be held in the hall of St. Wenceslaus church, just up the street from the park at 496 Gladstone.

We will keep you posted on how the market will be impacted by the construction, which is expected to begin at the end of the 2019-2020 rink season. For now, it’s business as usual!