Hello Market Friends:
I’m always smitten with the first snowdrops. They don’t predict anything, unlike Wiarton Willie or Fred la Marmotte, but one day, there’s no sign of them, and the next, they’re up. By the looks of it, they’ll be buried again soon, and then they will return, just as cheeky and beautiful as they ever were.
So if they tell you there’s a ‘Texas low’ heading our way, don’t let it get you down. We’ll get through it. The market will be a little smaller than usual this time, but we’re still expecting lots of good food.
DeFloured is back! Lots of gluten-free goodies for all who have been missing them!
Unfortunately, Jens has a bad cold, so Marvellous Edibles will miss this week.
Here’s the Dufferin Park Bakers bread list:
Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, olive onion
Artisans: multigrain, baguette, cranberry-walnut, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, cranberry-poppy seed
Angie from Lapapampa is visiting to help you stay on the sunny side with delicious organic dried mangoes.
Cheyenne will be offering workshops at Carleton University this week, so Sundance Harvest will be away.
Loyal Eaters who have come every week in this year’s program can start collecting rewards! We have a shipment of shiny new market bucks for you arriving directly from the Market Mint! If you have perfect attendance, keep at it until the end of March and you’ll get an extra chance at winning one of our Grand Prize Goodie Bags!
And now, a farewell: Kevin Hamilton has been a part of the market for over a decade, first as an apprentice at Plan B, and then, with his wife Sandra, managing Shared Harvest Community Farm. Now they are moving on, and sadly, this means they won’t be at Dufferin.
From Kevin: ‘To say I will miss my weekly excursions is an understatement.’
To say we will miss Kevin’s good humour and legendary growing abilities is an understatement, too. He has offered to come by with his harmonica-playing pals, and we are counting on it.
See you at the market,
This Week’s Vendor List: Everyone will be in the rinkhouse (north end).
All Sorts Acres (sheep products – bi-weekly)
Bees Universe (honey, eggs and bee products)
Country Meadows (olives, oil, cheese, eggs)
Culture City (fermented foods and condiments)
DeFloured (gluten-free baking)
Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups & snacks)
Forbes Wild Foods (fresh and dried mushrooms, syrups, nuts, etc.)
Lapapampa (organic dried mangoes)
La Mexicana (tamales and hot salsa)
Monforte Dairy (local cheeses from a variety of milks)
Plan B (local and imported organic produce)