I guess we should change the news title to ‘Snow will Blow…” because a few of our vendors are stuck in drifts today and won’t be coming in. Angelos can’t get the snow-blower to start, so no Country Meadows, and Vasile couldn’t make it to Pine River to get produce from Bob Felhazi, so no Green Florin. No Monforte Dairy either. Sorry! We will move everyone into the rinkhouse (north end) and have a cozy market there, Hope you can make it!
Hello Market Friends:
This is the first market day of 2020 when the sun will rise before 7am and set after 6pm. It won’t be long before the balance tips in favour of longer days than nights. When the sun is shining, the trees in Dufferin Grove are particularly beautiful in the late winter light, and if the sky clears after the snowfall ends, we will finish the market in lovely twilight.
It’s nice to take a moment to enjoy these details, after some worry that the market might be affected by a strike. The deadline has been extended until midnight Saturday, so we’ll be watching the news and hoping for a successful outcome to negotiations.
Here’s a bit about what’s coming in:
First Fish is paying us a visit this time! Stock up on wild-caught arctic fish: frozen fillets and hot or cold-smoked.
Rodrigo reports that Plan B has beautiful spinach from their greenhouse to bring.
It’s a happy week for chocolate fans! ChocoSol will be at the market.
Jens is still fighting a cold, so Marvellous Edibles will take a break this time.
The Dufferin Park Bakers list for February 27th:
Sourdoughs: caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary, olive-onion
Artisans: multigrain, cranberry-walnut, kamut
Italians: rosemary, multigrain, raisin
We’ve got fritters and eggs and cheese and olives and maple syrup and miso and baking and nuts and tamales and greens too!
See you at the market!