Hello Market Friends:
Don’t think about penguins.
It’s almost as hard not to think of puns when writing about beets. But let’s root out all the bad jokes and give this humble beauty some well-deserved attention.
Beets are tremendously versatile, nutrient-rich, and available locally both summer and winter. You can juice them, roast them, or feature them in a soup. Hey, don’t stop there….
Thinly shredded, they’re the crowning glory in Junction restaurant Cool Hand of a Girl‘s superb Lunch Salad (a big shout out to Chef Lucia Maceda, loyal supporter of our farmers!)
You can turn them into ‘noodles’, sauté them and mix in some pesto for a tasty side dish.
Or get a fresh soft cheese from Carl at the Monforte Dairy table, some of Sundance Harvest‘s arugula, and make a beautiful arrangement with slices of cooked beets drizzled with Country Meadows olive oil.
Come back for our birthday party in November and we’ll even give you Chocolate Beet Cake, made with ChocoSol chocolate, of course (and it’s their turn to come this week, by the way).
Joining them in the garage will be Patrick and Valencia of Heriter Farms with certified organic beef and pork, Jennifer from All Sorts Acres with all things sheep, and Plan B with a healthy assortment of local and non-local but all-organic produce.
Here’s the list of loaves that will be coming from the Dufferin Park Bakers this time:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary, olive onion
Artisans: multigrain, baguette, cranberry-walnut, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, raisin
Vasile of Green Florin will be absent this week and next. You’ll find La Mexicana tamales in that spot this week, and DeFloured there when they return in time for the first market of February.
See you at the market!
Ali Harris (rotis, fritters, drinks) (north end)
All Sorts Acres (sheep products – bi-weekly) (south end)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs and bee products) (north end)
ChocoSol (chocolate and coffee – bi-weekly) (south end)
Country Meadows (olives, oil, cheese, eggs) (north end)
Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups & snacks) (north end)
Forbes Wild Foods (fresh and dried mushrooms, syrups, nuts, etc.) (north end)
Heriter Farms (certified organic beef and pork – bi-weekly) (south end)
La Mexicana (tamales and hot salsa) (north end)
Marvellous Edibles (certified organic chicken, turkey, 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 (greenhouse greens) (north end)