Hello Market Friends:
In case you don’t know what to do with winter vegetables, here’s a little inspiration from Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
I thought of sending a farm-themed Valentine, but ‘I’m a-tractored to you’ was the best caption I found. The rest were really corny.
You’ll be glad to know that we have a full house for our almost-Valentine’s market:
Vasile is back with Green Florin nuts and dried fruits, and he has picked up a load of carrots, squash and potatoes from Pine River for us.
Jens from Marvellous Edibles is feeling better, and there will be more turkey parts, root crops, greens and specialties at his tables.
We’re looking forward to hearing about the workshops Cheyenne from Sundance Harvest offered at Carleton University, as well as to getting some of her sweet baby lettuce.
Rodrigo from Plan B is not complaining (too much) about returning to the garage this week.
He will have good company, because both ChocoSol and Culture City are coming, and so is Heriter Farms, with certified organic pork and beef.
Only DeFloured is missing from our list of expected vendors. Krista has been under the weather so they have to miss the market.
The egg supply should be more plentiful now that John of Bees Universe has dug out from under the snowbanks in Innisfil, and of course Angelos will have lots from Country Meadows, too.
Ali Harris’s fish supplier didn’t have so much trouble with the weather this week, so he’s back in action.
Gladys and Manny of La Mexicana are making tamales with assorted fillings.
The Dufferin Park Bakers are making:
Sourdoughs: rye, potato-rosemary, caraway-multigrain, olive onion
Artisans: multigrain, cranberry-walnut, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, raisin
ChocoSol will have sweets for the sweet, Forbes will have wild foods for the wild, and how can you go wrong with cheese from Monforte?
See you at the market, sweethearts!
Vendors This Week:
Dufferin Park Bakers
Forbes Wild Foods
Green Florin & Pine River