Hello Market Friends, and Happy Hallowe’en:
If you read the news via email or facebook last night, there have been a few last-minute changes! They are noted at the bottom of the news.
When it comes to market-day weather, you win some, you lose some, and when it’s the latter, you keep your fingers crossed that people will be hungry, loyal and eager enough for good market food that they’ll still come. And since it’s Hallowe’en, we’re offering a wee reward of market bucks to anyone who shows up in costume!
To make things more pleasant for all, we are moving indoors this week. Thanks to Clay and Paper Theatre for cleaning up so promptly and so well after Night of Dread, and thanks to the Recreation staff for shifting things out of the garage to make room for the vendors. Next week we’ll be celebrating 17 years of markets at Dufferin Grove, and if the weather improves we may move back outside. Indoors or out, we’ve got lots of delicious goodies:
Jens from Marvellous Edibles will have fresh pork and ducks in addition to their full range of vegetables, greens and lots of apples.
First Fish has a special treat: candied Arctic Char!
Ted Thorpe is bringing wild pears and apples, lots of squash (including a few pumpkins if you still need a jack o’ lantern) and his generous bunches of greens.
Time to get some of ChocoSol‘s drinking chocolate ‘pucks’ to make hot chocolate that will warm your heart and soul.
Heidrun‘s Dufferin Park Bakers List:
Sourdoughs: rye, potato-rosemary, caraway-multigrain, olive-onion
Artisans: baguette, multigrain, cranberry-walnut, spelt-walnut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, raisin, whole wheat
We also have a special guest vendor introducing her products: Laura McKinney of Pasta Pianta handcrafts fresh pasta from organic, Ontario grown flours and unused aquafaba* acquired from local businesses as an egg replacement to bring together a wholesome food staple with innovative plant-based practices. Laura will be offering samples in the garage.
*aquafaba is the cooking water from beans such as chick peas
In case you don’t know where to find your favourite producers, the list below includes their locations – subject to last-minute adjustments.
See you at the market!
Ali Harris (rotis, fritters, drinks) (north end)
ChocoSol (chocolate and coffee) (south end)
DeFloured (sweet and savoury gluten-free baking)
Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups & snacks) (north end)
First Fish (wild-caught Arctic fillets and hot or cold smoked fish) (north end)
Forbes Wild Foods (fresh and dried mushrooms, syrup, nuts, etc.) (north end)
Green Florin (nuts, dried fruits and oils from Moldova) (south end)
Kind Organics (sprouts and salad mixes) (north end)
Marvellous Edibles (pork, duck, organic chicken, produce, preserves) (north end)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks) (north end)
Pasta Pianta (plant based fresh pasta – visiting vendor) (south end)
Shared Harvest (certified organic veggies and herbs) (north end)
Thorpe’s Organic Produce (veggies) (south end)
Changes since the news went out: All Sorts Acre, Pine River and Bees Universe can’t make it to market today. In better news, Ted Thorpe will bring extra produce from Plan B, and Jens from Marvellous Edibles will have a whole extra table of fruit!