Hello Market Friends:
There’s time for one more big, beautiful and bustling market on the summer path before we bid a very fond farewell to this setup and to several of our vendors who are finishing up for 2019. It has been a lovely path season. Warm thanks to all!
Join us in celebrating the farmers’ bountiful harvests. Here’s the news:
‘Well, it’s that time of year again when we have to say “See you next year!” as we wrap up vending at Dufferin Grove to concentrate on field harvests before our men leave by month’s end. It’s been a spectacular summer at the Grove and we have some of the world’s best customers I swear!! We are not finished yet: we intend on going out with a mega BANG with a pretty amazing harvest! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! We STILL have some Cucumbers and Zucchinis! Romanesco and White Cauliflower are coming! Leeks! Sweet Red Peppers: Sheps, Bells and Pimentos. Sweet Yellow Peppers. Hot Peppers. Carrots. Beets. Celery! Potatoes. Sweet Onions. Red Onions. Cooking Onions. Squash * yep – we grew a couple rows of squash by the melons this year 😉 Garlic. Red and Green Cabbages. Heirloom Tomatoes. Grape and Cherry Tomatoes. Still Roma tomatoes! And Kale. Always lots of Kale! And tho’ a bit wormy – Sweet Corn! (We’ll try and knock them out of the tips). Thanks again everyone for a fabulous season!’
Ben, Jess & crew!
As well as a great variety of home-grown produce, Jens from Marvellous Edibles is coming with fresh pork and beef. He will have plenty of sausages. There are still about 3 turkeys not spoken for, which can be ordered for pickup at Wychwood on Saturday.
Seth from Forbes Wild Foods has fresh local cranberries.
Ted Thorpe is coming with cherry tomatoes, kale, wild apples and pears, onions, parsley, squash and peppers.
Heidrun‘s Dufferin Park Bakers list for this week:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary, olive-onion
Artisans: baguette, multigrain, cranberry-walnut, spelt-walnut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, spice-bread, raisin, and
From Jason at Island Oysters: “Autumn oysters are more full, firm and flavourful from both coasts! Join us at our outdoor seated bistro for tales from the sea of six distinct varieties.”
This is the last week for fruit from Reye’s Farms.
It will also be the Earth & City’s final market of 2019.
Tara from Catalyst Community Herbals will be in attendance with traditional wildcrafted remedies.
Another monthly visitor: Angie from Lapapampa with irresistible dried organic mangoes.
Nick and Olivia are coming down from Huber’s Wildwood Farm with pastured pork.
You’ll find the market (still going strong!) up on the rinkpad next time. Please help to spread the word!
Wishing you a great long weekend, including delicious local food in good company.
See you at the market!
Who’s Coming This Week:
Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers)
Bees Universe (honey, bee products, eggs)
Catalyst Community Herbals (wildcrafted products – monthly visits)
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) LAST DAY!
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)
Green Florin (dried fruits, nuts, seeds and oils from Moldova)
Huber’s Wildwood Farm (pastured pork – occasional visits)
Island Oysters (fresh-shucked Canadian oysters-occasional visits)
Kind Organics (certified organic sprouts and salad mixes)
Knuckle Down Farm (veggies)
Lapapampa (certified organic dried mangoes-monthly visits)
Marvellous Edibles (certified organic chicken, produce, preserves)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks, tamales)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce)
Reimer Vineyards (certified organic local VQA wines)
Reye’s Farms (tender fruit (not organic)) LAST DAY!
Robinson Bread (sourdough baking from freshly milled grains-biweekly)
Shared Harvest (certified organic veggies and herbs)
Sosnicki Organic Produce (certified organic vegetables) LAST DAY!
Tapioca Toronto (Brazilian-style gluten-free crepes with market fillings)
TC’s Tibetan Momos (dumplings with vegetarian or meat fillings)
Thorpe’s Organic Produce (veggies)
Urban Harvest (certified organic seeds, soil amendments, body care)