Hello Market Friends:
Sometimes it seems (knock on wood) that the week there is a detailed description of someone’s wonderful food is the one when that vendor gets a flat tire. Call it the curse of the market news, but things like vehicle or power breakdowns, snowstorms or road closures, and sick children, vendors or livestock don’t always cooperate with the news deadline. Thanks for your patience when our list isn’t perfect, and we send the best of luck and our gratitude to our vendors for taking the many challenges of getting their delicious food to market in stride.
That being said, faithful readers will be rewarded with advance knowledge, because the list of vendors will be a changing each time for the next while.
Jennifer of All Sorts Acre has so many seasonal delights that she’s coming again. Here’s her list:
Sourdoughs: rye, potato-rosemary, olive-onion
Artisans: baguette, multigrain, cranberry-walnut, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, raisin, challah
and Rice bread
Kevin from Shared Harvest and Colette from Urban Harvest are at the Ecological Farmers of Ontario conference this week. EFAO is taking a leadership role in demonstrating what can be done (and what is being done) on small farms to address the climate crisis.
Angelos Kapelaris of Country Meadows will be returning to Canada during the market, and all of you who have been waiting should (see news title) get to see him next week!
Lots of other seasonal goodies and hearty regular fare will be waiting in both the rinkhouse (north end) and the garage (south end). Bring your skates along if you want to take a spin after shopping!
See you at the market!
Here’s the Vendor List for this week–as close to 100% accurate as we can make it!
Ali Harris (rotis, fritters, drinks) (north end)
All Sorts Acre (wool, lamb and sheep dairy) (south end)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs and bee products) (north end)
Culture City (fermented foods, condiments)
DeFloured (sweet and savoury gluten-free baking) (north end)
Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups & snacks) (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)
Lapapampa (certified organic dried mangoes) (north end)
Marvellous Edibles (organic chicken, produce, preserves) (north end)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks) (north end)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce) (south end)
Sundance Harvest (very local greenhouse greens) (south end)
P.S. If you have an avalanche of bags coming out of your closet, please bring them along! Our take-a-bag, leave-a-bag depot will give them another chance to be useful.