Hello Market Friends:
Okay, we will admit that we didn’t have the easiest transition to the rink market in last Thursday’s weather, but this time is going to be better. We hope you are hungry, because we have a tasty array of fall fare coming in!
Seth from Forbes Wild Foods is bringing fresh Chanterelles, and also Paw Paw. These are the most tropical fruit that grows in Canada, so sought-after that you may be asked to return the seeds! Be patient: under-ripe pawpaws will give you that unpleasant ‘cotton mouth’ feeling you may know from green bananas, but when they are ready to eat, their flavour and texture is sublime, a little like mango custard.
Jenny of Knuckle Down Farm has a lovely harvest of Spicy Salad Mix and likely some spinach too! She says sorry to anyone who was looking for her last week.
Planting thousands of bulbs for spring is what has been keeping Fraser busy. This will be Aldergrove Organic Farm‘s final visit to the market for 2019. They will bring the very last of their beautiful blooms along. Keep this image of SO MANY TULIP BULBS going into the ground in mind to see you through the winter!
Heidrun‘s Dufferin Grove Bakers list for this week:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, olive-onion
Artisans: baguette, multigrain, cranberry-walnut, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, raisin
and Rice bread
Ayse at Marvellous Edibles writes, “Jens is coming, of course, with fresh pork, and beef. Prime cuts of beef are available this week. Just to remind people our beef is truly 100% grass fed and finished . I think he will have lots of apples, apple cider and some pears as well as our full array of vegetables and greens.”
Rodrigo from Plan B will have white turnips, garlic, rainbow chard, baby red carrots, collards, parsley, and some tomatoes!
Sonja will be behind the Monforte table. Ask about their 2019 CSA. You could get invited to a party!
Who loves a bargain? Grab a Napa Cabbage from Shared Harvest while they are still available! They keep for ages in the fridge, and you can just keep slicing an inch or two off for cole slaw, stir fries, or whatever strikes your fancy. So much healthy food!
DeFloured will have more of their little pumpkin pies, Robinson Bread always has something special for use, and there will be lots of delicious hot foods on offer, including rotis, crèpes, momos, and park pizza.
Don’t forget, the 20th annual Night of Dread is on this Saturday!
See you at the market!
Who’s Coming This Week:
Ali Harris (rotis, fritters, drinks)
Aldergrove Organic Farm (veggies and flowers) LAST DAY!
Bees Universe (honey, bee products, eggs)
ChocoSol (chocolate and coffee)
Culture City (natto, tempeh and other fermented foods)
DeFloured (sweet and savoury gluten-free baking)
Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups & snacks)
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)
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)
Robinson Bread (sourdough baking from freshly milled grains – biweekly)
Shared Harvest (certified organic veggies and herbs)
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)