Summer or Fall? Take your Pick!

Summer or fall? Take your pick!

Hello Market Friends:
Another beauty-full market coming up. Lots of summer crops are still going strong, while the first of the fall harvests are competing for space on the tables. A few teasers from among the many kinds of produce our growers are bringing:

Look for excellent shallots, carrots, and the first big haul of squash on Aldergrove Organic Farm‘s tables.

Alvaro at Plan B says “We’ll be bringing in some delicious Fredonia grapes. We should also have arugula and lots more cherry tomatoes, but not for long :)”

Shared Harvest will have their famously large greens, outrageously hot peppers, and the longest eggplants and zucchini in the land.

Head to Marvellous Edibles to guarantee your diet includes every colour in the rainbow.

Knuckle Down Farm has great garlic.

Drop by Ted Thorpe’s table for tasty melons and green peppers.

Salad mixes packed with nutrient-rich sprouts from Kind Organics will boost your week.

Highlights of the fruit selection from Reye’s Farms: delicious French Bartlett pears and Honeycrisp apples.

Windswept Cider is coming with more local pears and apples, transformed into fine VQA ciders.

And Sosnicki Organic Produce reports EPIC HARVESTS: “We have a new patch of Zucchini and Cucumbers coming on! This warmth is driving these crops that rarely ever turn out! We are going to pick green beans, apples too! Obviously lots of Roma, beefsteak, cherry, grape and heirloom tomatoes! Sweet Yellow Corn! Fresh dug Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Sweet Red Peppers! (You can order cases by emailing me at, Kale, Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Eggplants, half-heat Habaneros, Celery, and some fresh Herbs!”

Summer or fall take your pick

One more wonderful visit from Repair Café Toronto! Whether you’ve got clothing in need of mending, malfunctioning small appliances, bicycles that could use some TLC or other things that would benefit from skilled repairs, bring your items to their amazing volunteers! Put the wonder back in your wardrobe, and don’t let that creak ruin your week!

Also, Kevin Hamilton of  Shared Harvest is rounding up some of his musical pals to bring you a very special treat! The name of the group is still a work in progress. For now, we’re just calling them The Harmonica Congregation Blues Nation Sensation.

In most years, this would be our last market in the summer setup, but with a late spring, ongoing summery weather, and construction looming in 2020, we’ve decided to delay moving up to the rinkpad until October 17th. Stay tuned as we figure out where the market will be during renovations! We recommend subscribing to our news mailout if you don’t already do so. You can sign up at the market or on our website.
See you at the market!
Anne Freeman

Who’s Coming:
Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers)
Ali Harris (rotis, fish sandwiches, fritters, drinks, pesto)
Bees Universe (honey, bee products, eggs)
ChocoSol (chocolate and coffee)
Country Meadows (certified organic olives, oil, cheeses, herbs)
Culture City (natto, tempeh and other 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)
Fressy Bessie (organic ice pops)
Green Florin (dried fruits, nuts, seeds and oils from Moldova)
Kind Organics (certified organic sprouts and salad mixes)
Knuckle Down Farm (veggies)
Marvellous Edibles (certified organic chicken, produce, preserves)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks, tamales)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce)
Reye’s Farms  (tender fruit (not organic)
Robinson Bread (sourdough baking from freshly milled grains – biweekly)
Shared Harvest (certified organic veggies and herbs)
Sosnicki Organic Produce (certified organic vegetables)
Tapioca Toronto (Brazilian-style gluten-free crepes with market fillings)
Thorpe’s Organic Produce (veggies)
Windswept Cider (local VQA ciders and jun – monthly visits)

Our header photo shows local-food boosting Chef Joshna Maharaj taking her students on a tour of our outdoor classroom last week.