Posted by on Jan 16, 2020

Hello Market Friends:
Skiing, or après-skiing? Speed skating, or rapid eye movement during long winter naps? Whatever your winter ‘go-tos’, I am guessing favourite foods are included, and here is a list of outstanding options for you!

ChocoSol is back, and they just made a big batch of their amazing Jaguar chocolate, so they will have nice bulk offerings of your favourite Jaguar selections!

Heidrun‘s Dufferin Grove Bakers offerings for the week:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary
Artisans: multigrain, baguette, cranberry-walnut, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, raisin
Challah and Rice bread

Patrick Galpin & Valencia Bedard

You’ll find Heriter Farms in the garage this week with certified organic beef and pork. Patrick and Valencia will be joining us full-time at the beginning of the outdoor season, but they are eager to get to know us, and may come part-time through the winter if there is enough enthusiasm for their products. Since we have no other meat vendors this week, it seems like the ideal time to meet them!
By way of introduction, they have specials on Bulk Ground Beef – Extra Lean $7.00/LB, and their famous Gluten Free Sausages, 6 flavours, for $10.00/Pack of 4, a savings of $2.00 each.

There was no masa ready for them last week, but Manny and Gladys plan to bring La Mexicana‘s tamales, hot sauces, and traditional corn-based beverages this time.

Laura McKinney is coming to visit with Pasta Pianta, fresh vegan pasta, which uses aquafaba instead of eggs. She is happy to report that she has more variety in pasta types now: spaghetti, fusilli, and rigatoni. As well, now she upcycles organic juice pulp from the Village Juicery to make kale, carrot, and beet pasta.

If cheese is not on your list, you’d better write a new one. Monforte will be at the market.

We’re looking forward to more of Pine River‘s winter harvests (thanks to Vasile of Green Florin). Did you get a taste of those carrots last week? WOW!

Cheyenne from Sundance Harvest promises to have more greens for us so she doesn’t sell out in the blink of an eye! Don’t take one of those long naps and miss out, though.
See you at the market!
Anne Freeman

This Week’s Vendors:
Ali Harris (rotis, fritters, drinks) (north end)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs and bee products) (north end)
ChocoSol (chocolate, coffee) (south end, bi-weekly)
Country Meadows (eggs, cheese, olives, oil) (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 + Pine River Organic Farm (nuts, dried fruits, oils from Moldova, fresh veggies from the farm) (north end)
Heriter Farms (Visiting Vendor: organic beef and pork) (south end)
La Mexicana (tamales and traditional beverages) (north end)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks) (north end)
Pasta Pianta (Visiting Vendor: fresh vegan pasta) (south end)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce) (south end)
Sundance Harvest (very local greenhouse greens) (north end)

P.S. It’s not too late to join our Loyal Eaters Reward Program! Get a card from Nicole or Anne, and start collecting stamps every week!